Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. Sung-Wook Park
President of ICT Committee, SK SUPEX Council / Vice-Chairman of SK
SK Hynix Inc.
Dr. Sungwook Park, President & CEO of SK hynix Inc.('SK hynix'), joined Hyundai Electronics, the predecessor of SK hynix, as an engineer in 1984 and has been with the company ever since. He has served in many key positions including the head of Research and Development (R&D) center and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He also has been a member of the Board of Directors from 2009. With his 30 year career at SK hynix, Dr. Park earned reputation that he made remarkable technological achievement in the semiconductor industry.
Dr. Park managed SK hynix's entire R&D and operations during his career. His most effort was dedicated to significantly improve competitiveness in memory. With his commitment in technology advance, Dr. Park propelled SK hynix to become the world's second largest memory solution provider.
From 1992 to 1999, he engineered the series of 64Mb DRAM development and manufacturing. After then, Dr. Park made an innovation in cost effective technology development by establishing competitive manufacturing structure. With this, SK hynix overcame the company's liquidity crisis in early 2000's. As the head of R&D center from 2003, he led one technology migration a year and with this leading-edge technology, the company recorded many cases of world's first products including 60nm class DDR2 and 40nm class DDR3 from 2006 to 2009. He also contributed to successful response to the market change with premium products such as 2Gb graphic DDR5 and 2Gb mobile DRAM using 40nm class technology which were firstly developed in the world from 2009 to 2010. Recently he focused on concreting the world's top level of technology competitiveness by successfully developing and manufacturing 30nm class and 20nm class technology respectively. In addition, his effort has been essential for the development of the next generation memory products such as ReRAM, STT-MRAM and PCRAM in order to overcome barriers of the existing memory technology. Dr. Park also played a leading role in securing new technology of 3D NAND and TSV. He also supported many projects with universities and research institutions and also with many equipment and materials companies.
He earned a Ph.D in materials engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) in 1992.