Dr. F.C. Tseng is the Vice Chairman of TSMC. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Tseng served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, President, and Senior Vice President of Operations. Dr. Tseng also spent two years as President of Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS), which spun out from the Industrial Technology Research Institute’s (ITRI) Sub-micron Process Technology Development Project and was Taiwan’s first eight-inch IC facility.
Dr. Tseng led 110 specialists to spin off from ITRI’s Electronics Research & Service Organization (ERSO), and in 1987 co-founded TSMC as a pioneer specializing in the “foundry only” semiconductor manufacturing business. Dr. Tseng established a solid technical base for TSMC’s six-inch and eight-inch fabs.
From 1973 to 1986, Dr. Tseng served at ITRI-ERSO. In 1978, Dr. Tseng was promoted to plant manager of the IC demonstration plant, where he was responsible for the production and development of silicon-gate CMOS. Under his supervision, ITRI established the capability to develop an advanced CMOS process.
Dr. Tseng holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and he was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Engineers” by the Chinese Institute of Engineers in 1991.