TSMC Joins Si2’s Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 1, 2014 — The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the election of TSMC to their Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term. The new representative is Mr. Suk Lee, TSMC Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

“TSMC has been involved with Si2’s industry efforts for many years at an operational level,” said Mr. Lee. “As the semiconductor industry enters a new phase of evolution, TSMC believes the execution of its mission to be the trusted technology and capacity provider of the global logic IC industry for years to come requires even more strategic involvement with Si2 for the benefit of the global semiconductor industry. I look forward to helping provide leadership and vision for Si2.”

Mr. Lee joins the other Board members providing strategic direction to Si2: AMD - Kalyan Thumaty, Corporate Vice President, Design Engineering; ARM - Dr. John Goodenough, Vice President, Design Technology and Automation; Cadence Design Systems - Tom Beckley, Senior Vice President, Custom IC & PCB Group; IBM – Dr. Leon Stok, Vice President, Electronic Design Automation Technologies; Intel - Rahul Goyal, Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and Director, EDA Business; Mentor Graphics - Pravin Madhani, General Manager, Place and Route Division; Qualcomm - Nick Yu, Vice President of Engineering, CDMA Technologies Division; Samsung Electronics - Dr. Jaehong Park, Senior Vice President of Engineering, System LSI Business; ST Microelectronics - Philippe Magarshack, Executive Vice President, Design Enablement and Services, and Synopsys - Karen Bartleson, Senior Director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives.

“I extend my warmest welcome to Suk and TSMC as the newest member of Si2’s Board of Directors,” said Steve Schulz, President & CEO. “As our industry transitions to an era that introduces new complexities and interdependencies, the growing importance of Si2’s mission and value is being increasingly recognized across the supply chain as a strategic imperative for the future growth of our industry. I look forward to TSMC’s tighter engagement with the Si2 Board, our members, and our member-led projects.”

About Si2

Si2 is a unique organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on collaborative design infrastructure solutions to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and address the growing complexities in semiconductor design. Now in its 26th year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable innovative shared R&D through active member engagement, leveraged by Si2’s qualified and industry-proven engineering staff to increase total value. Si2 represents over 100 companies involved in all aspects of the global silicon supply chain. See www.si2.org.


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