Winbond Electronics Corporation Announces The Resignation of Vice Chairman Ding Yuan Yang

(Hsin Chu News) Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced the resignation of Winbond's Vice Chairman, Dr. Ding Yuan Yang. Dr.Yang's resignation began January 1, 2002. Vice Chairman Yang is resigning to devote more time to personal pursuits.

In 1987, Dr.Yang, along with a group of talented technical personnel, established Winbond with the support of the management group of Walsin Lihwa Corporation.When the Company was first established, Dr.Yang was the president of Winbond. In 1999, Dr. Yang was promoted to the company's position of Vice Chairman and Dr.C.C.Chang was named Winbond's president.

Since the establishment of Winbond in 1987, the Company has successfully grown to become the largest branded IC Company in Taiwan. During that time, the Company has also enjoyed considerable success; due in great measure, to its advancements in IC product design and production. Much of this success can be attributed to Dr.Yang, who aggressively pushed for new product's development, advancement in production process technology and international cooperation. Also, Dr.Yang's involvement in establishing a wide variety of systems within the Company and in the development of the Company's information management systems, helped form the foundation for Winbond's entire business operations.

Dr.Yang has worked side by side with Winbond's Chairman, Arthur Chiao, in pushing for the Company's long-term development and international expansion. In addition, Dr.Yang has been instrumental in establishing excellent customer relationships and beneficial joint partnerships. It is because of these contributions that Winbond's product development efforts have been in line with consumer demand. The establishment of key strategic alliances, and the prudent utilization of outside production capabilities along with other strategies, have enabled Winbond to grow globally, opening the doors and laying the groundwork for future sales and marketing opportunities while successfully satisfying customer demands of the present.

Winbond's Chairman, Arthur Chiao stated, "For the past 15 years,Winbond under the support and leadership of Vice Chairman, Dr. Yang, had has excellent operational results.For Winbond employees, the departure of Dr.Yang is not an easy one. However, regarding Dr.Yang's future plans, the entire Company expresses their very best wishes."

Education and Background of Dr. Din Yuan Yang:

1985-1986: Graduate School of Business,Stanford University, U.S.A.
1970-1974: Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, U.S.A.
1965-1969 : Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University

1999-Present: Current- Vice Chairman of Winbond Electronic Corporation
1987-1999 : President of Winbond Electronic Corporation
1975-1987 : General director of the planning & marketing office of ITRI
Deputy director of ERSO of ITRI 
Senior engineer of Harris Semiconductor, U.S.A. 

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