Dr. Siyoung Choi
President, General Manager of Foundry Business, Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics
Dr. Siyoung Choi is the president and general manager of foundry business in Samsung Electronics' Device Solutions Division. Prior to his position, he was the head of Foundry and Memory Manufacturing Technology Center, respectively. His experience of Memory and Logic Process Development Team in Semiconductor R&D Center and of Manufacturing Technology Center brings his technology and operation leadership to foundry business unit. Since joining Samsung Electronics in 1995, Dr. Choi has played a pivotal role in developing advanced process technologies across memory and logic ICs that greatly strengthened Samsung's leading position in the semiconductor market. Under his leadership, Samsung successfully launched world’s first V-NAND and industry's first SoCs based on 14nm and 10nm FinFET process technologies. During his tenure as the head of manufacturing technology center, he successfully led establishing the world's largest semiconductor manufacturing cluster. Moreover, he spearheaded the innovation of manufacturing system to greatly strengthen fab operation efficiency as well as maximize technology competitiveness. Dr. Choi has been awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit, the highest honor, by the Korean government for his contributions to the advancement of technology. He has written/co-authored over 110 technical publications and also holds over 100 U.S. patents. He also has been serving as a member of numeral technical committees including VLSI, ITRS, and IMEC. He holds B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University.