2020 SEMICON<sup>&reg;</sup> TAIWAN english

Invited Talks


Wednesday, September 23

Title: The future of IC innovation


While 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies individually reshape industries and experiences, collectively 5G and AI are, perhaps, the most globally disruptive and transforming force that we’ve seen in decades. IC innovation focusing on energy efficient scaling will continue to power these changes that are revolutionizing our daily lives. Our future requires stronger partnerships across entire semiconductor ecosystem.

Mark Liu

Chairman, TSMC

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Mark Liu is Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC). Prior to assuming this post, he was President and Co-CEO of TSMC from 2013 to 2018, where he oversaw TSMC's leading-edge technology development, and was Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2013. Before that, he served in a number of executive positions at TSMC, including Senior Vice President of the Advanced Technology Business and Senior Vice President of Operations. Dr. Liu established TSMC's first 12-inch fab, and later TSMC's GIGAFAB® operations. He also served as President of Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp prior to its merger with TSMC. Dr. Liu joined TSMC in 1993 as an engineering deputy director and established TSMC's first 8-inch fab. Before joining TSMC, Dr. Liu was with AT&T Bell Laboratory in Holmdel, NJ, from 1987 to 1993 as a research manager for the High Speed Electronics Research Laboratory, working on optical fiber communication systems. From 1983 to 1987, he was a process integration manager at Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, developing technologies for Intel microprocessors. Dr. Liu is also Chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA). In addition, he serves on the Presidential CEO Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and on the Engineering Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Dr. Mark Liu received B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley.