Gartner Expert

Samuel Tuan Wang

VP Analyst

Samuel Tuan Wang is a 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. He writes primarily to product management executives.

Previous experience

Mr. Wang has been executives of various semiconductor companies leading the effort of marketing/sales, operation and technology development for over 40 years and is familiar with the supply/demand dynamics of the chip 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.

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 a speaker or panelist for various topics on the semiconductor industry.

Professional background

SMIC, a foundry company based in China

President, SMIC Americas

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VP, Operations

International CMOS Technology

Exec Vice President, Technology

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Technology and Solutions for Supply Chain and Operations

Education

Ph.D., Electronic Materials, Princeton University, New Jersey

B.S., Physics, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Provide advice to general managers and product management executives on actions taken in the era of digital innovation

2Provide insight information to executives in understanding how their business can be improved by various new manufacturing technologies of 3D NAND, DRAM, RF, logic, FinFET and nanowires

3Help product management leaders to define actions to take advantages of the rise of artificial intelligent, digital twins, autonomous things and edge computing

4Set strategies with general managers of system/OEM companies to build their ecosystems related to semiconductor industry

5Help executives of high-tech companies to improve their supply chain management