Analyst Profile

Samuel Tuan Wang

Samuel Tuan Wang

Research VP

4 years at Gartner ,  3 years IT industry
Santa Clara, CA USA


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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors

Background

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

8x8 Inc., VP Operations, 6 years
International CMOS Technology, EVP, 10 years
SMIC, a foundry company based in China, President, SMIC Americas, 8 years

Education

B.S., Physics, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ph.D., Electronic Materials, Princeton University, New Jersey

Languages

Chinese - Mandarin
English