Dr. Jack Yuan-Chen Sun received BSEE degree from National Taiwan University and MS and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He held research and management positions at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center between 1983 and 1997. He joined TSMC R&D in 1997 as Director of Advanced Module Technology, and then Senior Director of Logic Technology. He became Vice President of R&D in 2006, and Chief Technology Officer at TSMC in 2009. He is currently Vice President of Corporate Research and CTO of TSMC.
He made key contributions to the successful energy efficient CMOS logic SOC platforms with highest routed gate density and computation throughput for the foundry/fabless industry at TSMC. He advocated a holistic energy efficient 3Dx3D system scaling concept. Throughout his career, he and his co-workers pioneered and set many world records in CMOS, bipolar, and BiCMOS.
Dr. Sun received a number of technical and management awards from IBM, TSMC, professional societies, and government. He was awarded a TSMC Medal of Honor in 2011. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to CMOS technology. He received the IEEE EDS J.J. Ebers Award recognition in 2015. He has authored and co-authored over 200 papers and conference presentations, 12 US patents, and several ROC patents.
Dr. Carlos H. Diaz received B.S. in EE and Physics and M.S. degree in EE from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota-Colombia, and Ph.D. degree in EE from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is Senior Director of Advanced Technology Research in R&D, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Prior to joining TSMC in 1998, he was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Co.
He has published over 100 journal and conference papers, holds over 30 US patents, and published one book. He served in the IEEE IEDM Technical and Executive Committees and the technical program committees for the IEEE VLSI, SSDM, SISPAD, IRPS, and EOS/ESD international conferences / symposiums. He also served at the International Roadmap for Semiconductors executive committee. Dr. Diaz was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2008 for his contributions to deep-submicron foundry technology. In 2011, he was co-recipient of Annual Innovation Breakthrough Award, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan R.O.C., conferred to TSMC's 28nm logic technology: Dr. Y.J. Mii and Dr. Burn J. Lin(process integration and process technology leaders), and Dr. Carlos H. Diaz (device engineering leader). He received the 2016 IEEE Andrew Grove Award for sustained contributions to and leadership in foundry advanced CMOS logic technology.