Wilman Tsai

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Wilman Tsai is currently the Director of Research at TSMC Corporation. He is responsible for development of strategic research programs with academia, consortia and industrial partners. He manages external device research collaborations for TSMC, responsible for research programs in advanced logics and memory devices for 5 nm node and beyond. His device research focus include non-Si channels, 2D semiconductors , steep slope FETs, beyond CMOS and novel memory devices.

Previously he was the Technology Strategy Program Manager and Principal Engineer of Technology Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA. He chairs the Emerging Research Device forum in Intel’s Semiconductor Technology Committee (STC) where he manages over 40 university research programs in charged-based scaling of CMOS logic and memory devices. He has been promoting strong interactions between industries, academia and consortia to advance electronics materials and device research for the future generations. His external research teams has been monumental in enabling various research innovations with academia and consortia groups, such as high mobility channel CMOS and emerging memory technologies.

Dr. Tsai serves on executive advisory boards of GRC, STARnet/NRI, Sematech, IMEC research consortia, and is Representative Council member of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association. He obtained his PhD from California Institute of Technology in 1987. He is also a visiting faculty at Stanford University, Center of Integrated Systems, an IEEE/TED editor, Executive Program Committee member for Material Research Society, American Vacuum Society and VLSI-TSA. He received 2009 Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison Awards from SRC. He holds 27 US Patents and over 150 journal/conference publications.

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