Dr. Kwok Ng Joins SRC as Director of Device Sciences
Dr. Ng a Pioneer in MOSFET Scaling and Wide Spectrum of Devices
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today named Dr. Kwok Ng as director of Device Sciences for the consortium's community of 23 companies and partners plus 100 universities worldwide. A major patent holder and author of classic industry and academic resources, Dr. Ng holds deep knowledge in the field. He is expected to guide SRC's continued advancement in key manufacturing strategies that will allow further miniaturization of microelectronic devices.
"It's an exciting opportunity to help drive device performance beyond what can currently be envisioned," Dr. Ng said of his new position. "To continue to improve power and performance, fundamental changes to the structures of devices will be required. To achieve those gains, collaboration will be a vital ingredient and I've always been impressed with SRC's ability to help direct some of the world's best tech talent for the benefit of the industry."
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Ng has been a global leader in research and patents for high-performance semiconductor structures and devices. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Ng directed influential technology development at Bell Laboratories for AT&T and Lucent Technologies, and at Agere Systems. He has participated in a wide spectrum of devices and technologies.
"Dr. Ng is an excellent link between industry and academia. The industry is fortunate to have such an expert join SRC's senior staff research team," said Larry Sumney, president and CEO of SRC. "His global reputation is further enhanced by his ability to transfer his knowledge into books regarded as the ultimate resources about semiconductors. He represents the kind of advantage that the industry and governments expect from their investments in SRC."
Dr. Ng is author and coauthor of two of the major reference and text books in the semiconductor device field: Complete Guide to Semiconductor Devices and Physics of Semiconductor Devices with coauthor Simon Sze. He holds nine patents that resulted from his device and process research and has published more than 50 technical papers.
His broad experience spans from innovation to product, from research to development to manufacturing, from silicon to compound semiconductors, from field-effect transistors to bipolar transistors, from IC devices to power devices and optical devices.
Dr. Ng has served in leadership roles in several professional, research and industrial standards organizations. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Electron Devices Society since 1995. While with Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies, he was an SRC industrial mentor for university researchers. He is an adjunct professor at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
Dr. Ng received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
The naming of Dr. Ng to replace Dr. James Hutchby, who is retiring from the SRC leadership team, comes at a point of growing momentum for the consortium. Earlier this month, SRC's announcement of Tokyo Electron as its newest member followed the addition of another industry leader, Applied Materials, last year. Several other strategic members of the semiconductor community are in discussion about joining SRC.
Celebrating 25 years of collaborative research for the semiconductor industry, SRC defines industry needs, invests in and manages the research that gives its members a competitive advantage in the dynamic global marketplace. SRC expands the industry knowledge base and attracts premier students to help innovate and transfer semiconductor technology to the commercial industry. Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, SRC's GRC program drives long-term semiconductor research contracts on behalf of its participating members: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Applied Materials, Inc.; Axcelis Technologies, Inc.; Cadence Design Systems; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Co.; IBM Corp.; Intel Corp.; LSI Logic Corp.; Mentor Graphics Corp.; The Mitre Corp.; Novellus Systems, Inc.; Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials; Texas Instruments Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. SRC also seeks to leverage funding from global government agencies. For more information, visit www.src.org.