Shih-Wei Sun

Board Advisor

Dr. Shih-Wei Sun was previously UMC’s Vice Chairman, CEO, and COO and was Venture & Operation Partner with GSR Capital and Senior Advisor with McKinsey, Lam Research and Spansion as well.

  • Responsible for the operation of UMC 6”, 8”, 12” wafer fabs, Central R&D, and global foundry business development.
  • As UMC CEO, successfully led UMC’s restructuring and strong recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis.
  • Chairman of Advanced Micro Foundry (Silicon Photonics Co. in Singapore), Smarter Micro (RF Front-End Fabless Co.) and board director of UMC, Unimicron, Epistar, global tech companies, Private Equity & VC firms, A*STAR in Singapore, and McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University.
  • Previous Global Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Unigroup and CEO of XMC leading overall transformation project through the global pandemic.
  • Early career at Motorola Semiconductor in Austin, Texas working on 68000 series, Power PC microprocessors, microcontrollers, and memory products.
  • Over 60 granted patents, publications respectively, and served as the Device, Asia Committee Chairman of IEDM (International Electron Device Meeting).
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 1986 and recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Alumni of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University.