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Morris Chang    

Founder, Chairman & CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Dr. Morris Chang, Ph.D., has been the Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited since December 10, 1986 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from June 12, 2009 to November 12, 2013. Dr. Chang has been active in the semiconductor industry for over 48 years.

From 1985 to 1994, Dr. Chang served as President and Chairman of the board of Directors of itri. Prior to that, Dr. Chang served as President and Chief Operating Officer of General Instrument Corporation and as Corporate Group and senior Vice-President for Texas Instruments. He serves as Trustee of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships. He serves as a Member of International Advisory Committee of New York Stock Exchange, Inc. He has been a Director of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited since December 10, 1986.

He served on the board of Directors as a Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is Member of National Academy of Engineering (U.S.A) and Member of MIT Corporation as well. He is also on the advisory boards of NYSE, Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley. He was the recipient of the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Award for Exceptional Contributions to Microelectronics Industry and the 'Exemplary Leadership Award' of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA). He was selected by BusinessWeek as one of the 'Top 25 Managers of the Year' and 'Stars of Asia' in 1998; and by BancAmerica Robertson Stephens as 'One of The Most Significant Contributors in the 50 years of Semiconductor Industry' in 1998.

Dr. Chang holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


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