BERNIN, France, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, today appointed Dr. Justin Wang to the position of senior vice president, corporate marketing and strategy. An industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in both the electronics and solar markets at leading chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Dr. Wang joins Soitec's management team with responsibility for worldwide strategic marketing across the entire organization. He is based at Soitec's headquarters in France and reports directly to Paul Boudre, chief operating officer.
This appointment comes at a time of tremendous opportunities in both the microelectronics and solar energy industries. Soitec is carving out leadership positions in both markets, with the company's fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology becoming a mainstream solution for extending the semiconductor industry's roadmap and Soitec's utility-scale concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) solution providing the most efficient solar energy generation available on today's market.
As senior vice president of corporate marketing and strategy, Dr. Wang is responsible for the company's overall marketing strategy, helping to define the future vision for the company, leading the strategic planning process and evaluating new markets and opportunities to expand Soitec's business. Dr. Wang will contribute to strengthen Soitec's global brand including communicating the value and advantages of Soitec's products and services to customers as they make strategic decisions for their businesses.
"Justin is a world-class marketing executive who will lead efforts to drive our entire business forward by creating a unified marketing approach across the company," Boudre said. "His business acumen in the electronics and energy industries, his industry relationships as well as his extensive knowledge and experience in the Asian and Japanese markets will be key assets to our company. He is a great resource in addressing the needs of our customers worldwide while we work to capitalize on surging business opportunities in the FD-SOI and solar energy markets."
At TSMC, Dr. Wang most recently led the development of the company's overall solar business. He also served as vice president of TSMC Japan, successfully leading the company's business development activities in video game console applications. His previous positions at TSMC included several other executive positions such as director of advanced technology marketing and director of market analysis and forecast. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec's products include substrates for microelectronics (most notably SOI : Silicon-on-Insulator) and concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV). The company's core technologies are Smart Cut™, Smart Stacking™ and Concentrix™, as well as expertise in epitaxy. Applications include consumer and mobile electronics, microelectronics-driven IT, telecommunications, automotive electronics, lighting products and solar power plants for large-scale utilities. Soitec has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in France, Singapore, Germany, and the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.soitec.com.
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