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Ray Yang

Ray Yang is consulting director at Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center of ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), which is one of influential think tanks in Taiwan. Ray currently serves as principal investigator of semiconductor cross-disciplinary research group for National Science and Technology Council of Taiwan. He is also appointed by ITRI HQ as BD director at Office of Business Development. Ray is responsible for emerging technology and market dynamics research especially about semiconductors as well as industry-related geo-political issues.

Ray has more than 30 years’ experience with semiconductor industry, and had been advisor to Horizon 2020 “NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination” 3-years’ project, and continues to serve as international advisor to Horizon Europe project “International Cooperation on Semiconductors” since 2023. Ray is serving as committee member at SEMI Taiwan Packaging & Testing, Smart Manufacturing, and MEMS & Sensors committees.

Ray’s analysis and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, Le Monde, among others. He also regularly appears on Taiwan’s media such as Central News Agency, Radio Taiwan International, United Daily News, Liberty Times, and has provided commentary for ERA TV, a Taiwanese broadcast media outlet.

Ray holds a MBA from Tel-Aviv International School of Management in Israel, and receives bachelor degree of electrical engineering with honor from National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan in 1986.

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Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

ITRI is a world-leading applied technology research institute with more than 6,000 outstanding employees. Its mission is to drive industrial development, create economic value, and enhance social well-being through technology R&D. Founded in 1973, it pioneered in IC development and started to nurture new tech ventures and deliver its R&D results to industries. ITRI has set up and incubated companies such as TSMC, UMC, Taiwan Mask Corp., Epistar Corp., Mirle Automation.

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Andy Chuang

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Mr. Chuang received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering of National Tsinghua University. After graduated, he joined UMC R&D to start his professional career. Starting from R&D to give him sold knowledge in wafer manufacturing. Technical Marketing let him connect wafer manufacturing and product application jointly. Gradually involving sales and expat to Europe to manage key customers. Completely training to make him realize wafer business and supply chain. After UMC, he joined EDA vendor, Synopsys. This experience helped him connecting chip design to wafer manufacturing. After that, he joined CSMC in China as VP of marketing and sales. He led company to have creative ideas to customize BCD processes targeting to specific application and won the China market, such as Class A/B, Class D, Charger, PMIC, LED display, and LED lighting. In 2013, he joined Episil, started business in compound semiconductor (SiC and GaN-on-Si). He is the one who run both SiC and GaN-on-Si at the same, and delivered supreme manufacturing cycletime, production yield to customers. He started new career in GaN Systems from 2022. GaN Systems is a trusted company which can deliver GaN devices to Automotive and High Rel application. GaN Systems enables power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world.

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