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"Business - The Big Picture of Semiconductor Devices" Presented by Dr. Faa-Ching Wang as part of the Materials Science and Engineering Special Seminar Series, Hosted by Dr. William Vandenberghe
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Location: RL 3.204

ABSTRACT:  Business reflects an economic cycle from demand to supply and requires a transaction between two parties. A successful business transaction requires different objectives of both parties be satisfied. This seminar will start with a discussion on business definition.

Unlike engineering activities, business deals with uncertainty and changes in a great deal which resulted difficulties for many people to realize what business is really about. Knowing the essential business characteristics is beneficial for the comprehension of business attributes and needs between customer, supplier, and product care about. Several of the key business characteristics will be elaborated in this seminar.

In this section, a business model addresses the business attributes and comprised of Market/Customer, Product/Service, Technology/Operation, Resources will be introduced. The model is to help the audience learn of the business structure and attributes, hence, getting better insights on how to conduct a business.

Lastly, the concept of Industry 4.0 and impact of Industry 4.0 to business implication will be briefly introduced. Specific business conditions for Semiconductor business will be highlighted.


BIO:  For 37 years, Dr. Faa-Ching Wang has made exemplary contributions to the engineering profession and semiconductor industry with broad experiences in technology, operation, quality, and business disciplines. 

Subsequent to his retirement in 2013, Dr. Wang started-up his own company conducting investment business case evaluation of focused high-tech segments and providing post- acquisition supports of corporation governance needs, strategy development, organization transformation, and improvement initiative. In these functions, Faa-Ching acted as executive member of the board or an advisor to the existing management. Presently Dr. Wang serves as member of the Board of Silex Microsystems AB, a foundry manufacturer of MEMS for the sensor and actuator industry. 

For 24 years, Texas Instruments entrusted Dr. Wang on many special tasks. As General Manager of worldwide printer head business unit, Dr. Wang was responsible for the general management of the company’s printer head integrated circuit business for the delivery of 1.1 billion units of ICs. His responsibilities cover the full scope of business activities from marketing, customer relationships and new technology/product development to factory manufacturing operation and supply chain management of six factories located around the world. Prior to the business assignment, Dr. Wang worked in operation which he contributed to 4 advanced wafer fab start- ups and served as wafer fab manager of two TI advanced wafer fabs. 

Prior to TI, Dr. Wang was the Director of Crystal Engineering/QA of Ethyl Corporation. Prior to this, Dr. Wang was a Member of the Technical Staff of the Hewlett-Packard Company. Faa-Ching earned his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1982. He received a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from National Central University in Taiwan in 1974. 

Dr. Wang held four U.S. patents and five invention disclosures, published 40 technical articles, and was an invited Chapter contributor of “Wafer Fab Manufacturing Technology” on the graduate school text book “ULSI Technology” edited by Chang and Sze.  

Dr. Wang is the recipient of the 2009 Asian American Engineering of the Year Award, National Engineering Week Foundation, and the 1999 National Asian American Corporate Achievement Award, Organization of Chinese Association. He is a life senior member of IEEE and the life member of CIE/USA which he was awarded the CIE centennial gold medal in 2017.

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