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Samuel Tuan Wang
Samuel Tuan Wang
Research VP
Santa Clara, CA USA
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Years of Experience
4 years at Gartner
4 years IT industry
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Roles and Responsibilities
Samuel Tuan Wang is Research Vice President for semiconductor foundries, the semiconductor supply chain and other related areas on Gartner's Semiconductor Manufacturing team within the Technology and Service Provider Research group.
Previous Experience
Mr. Wang has been part of the semiconductor industry for more than 35 years and is familiar with the technology, operation, marketing/sales and supply/demand dynamics of the industry. In the early days of his career with Hughes Aircraft and Intel, he obtained various patents on nonvolatile memories and wrote some classical technical papers on floating-gate devices. Mr. Wang was the founder of International CMOS Technology, a fabless company specializing in the design and manufacture of EEPROM, EPROM and PLD. During his 10-year tenure at International CMOS Technology, he held the position of Executive VP of Technology. In 1997, Mr. Wang contributed to the successful IPO debut of 8x8 Inc., where he was the VP of Operations in charge of the fabrication of MPEG2 video compression SOC chips, as well as videoconference systems. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Wang was President of SMIC Americas, where he successfully built a sales team from nothing, generating $900 million in revenue in 2009 for SMIC, the largest wafer foundry based in China. Mr. Wang has been the Vice President of the Asian American Manufacturers Association, an organization to promote the high-tech manufacturing collaboration between the U.S. and Asia. Invited by many organizations, including the GSA, SEMI, IEEE, Stanford University, National Venture Capital Association, U.S. Department of Commerce and Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Mr. Wang has been a speaker or panelist for various topics on the semiconductor industry.
Professional Background
SMIC, a foundry company based in China, President, SMIC Americas, 8 years
8x8 Inc., VP Operations, 6 years
International CMOS Technology, EVP, 10 years
Ph.D., Electronic Materials, Princeton University, New Jersey
B.S., Physics, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chinese - Mandarin

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Market Insight: How Foundries Will Compete in the 3D World 10-Sep-2014 Samuel Tuan Wang
Gartner Webinar: Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Manufacturing Services Markets, 2Q14 13-Aug-2014 David Christensen, Mark Stromberg, Jim Walker, Dean Freeman, Jon Erensen, Bob Johnson, Samuel Tuan Wang
Forecast Analysis: Semiconductor Capital Spending and Manufacturing Equipment, Worldwide, 2Q14 30-Jul-2014 Mark Stromberg, Bob Johnson, Dean Freeman, Samuel Tuan Wang
Forecast Analysis: Semiconductor Foundry Services, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update 23-Jul-2014 Samuel Tuan Wang
Forecast Overview: Semiconductor Foundry Services, Worldwide, 2014 16-Jul-2014 Samuel Tuan Wang