May 06, 2013
Singapore, May 6, 2013 — KC Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore, has been appointed to serve SEMI Singapore Regional Advisory Board (RAB) as their new chairman effective immediately.
A semiconductor industry veteran, Ang has held various senior leadership roles in GF, including recent positions at the company’s global manufacturing sites outside Singapore - Fab 1 in Germany and Fab 8 in the United States - to help accelerate the transformation of those sites into pure-play world class foundry operations.
Having worked in the industry for more than 25 years, Ang brings a wealth of foundry experience and expertise to SEMI Singapore RAB, an advisory group of industry executives chartered to drive SEMI’s mission in promoting growth and increasing visibility of the semiconductor industry in Southeast Asia.
“I am honored to be selected as the chairman of the SEMI Singapore RAB,” said Ang. “The semiconductor industry in this region has developed into a vibrant and robust ecosystem today, and Singapore with her rich semiconductor heritage plays a leading role in the contribution. I look forward to sharing our foundry’s global knowledge and working with my industry peers to further promote and enhance the industry footprint within Singapore and regionally.”
“On behalf of SEMI Singapore and its members, I am pleased to welcome KC Ang to the Board,” said Terry Tsao, president of SEMI Southeast Asia. “Alongside with other distinguished industry leaders who joined our Board as executive directors, I believe under the chairmanship of KC, the team will continue to spearhead activities that can help drive growth in the semiconductor industry for this region.”
GF is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 150 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.
Lim Wei Lee