Dr Shih-Wei Sun was previously Vice Chairman, CEO, and COO of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Taiwan. He joined UMC in 1995 and was responsible for the operation of several wafer fabs, Central R&D, as well as the global foundry business development. As UMC CEO he successfully led UMC’s restructuring and strong recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis.
Prior to joining UMC, Dr Sun worked for Motorola Semiconductor in Austin, Texas for 10 years on 68000 series, Power PC microprocessors, microcontrollers and memory products.
After retiring from UMC, Dr. Sun worked with GSR Capital in Beijing as Venture & Operation Partner, and with McKinsey and Lam Research as Senior Advisor. He also served as Chairman of Advanced Micro Foundry (Silicon Photonics Co. in Singapore), Smarter Micro (RF Front-End Co. in Shanghai) and as Board Member of several global tech and private equity firms.