John Y. Chen has been the Corporate Vice President of Technology at NVIDIA Corporation since 2004. Prior to that, Dr. Chen spent 10 years at TSMC. He created and ran the R&D at TSMC. Subsequently, he built and ran operations of WaferTech in Camas, WA, then served as the V.P. of Business Development.
Earlier in his career at Hughes Research Lab and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he contributed more than 100 refereed journal articles. He wrote a textbook on “CMOS Devices and Technology for VLSI,” published by Prentice Hall in 1990. He was elected to the IEEE Fellow in 1992 for “leadership in and contributions to CMOS device and process technology”. He served on Monte Jade board and was a board director of Cascade Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCD) from 2010-2016.
Dr. Chen holds a B.S. in E.E. from National Taiwan University, an M.S. in E.E. from University of Maine, a Ph.D. in E.E. from UCLA, and a master’s degree from the UCLA Executive Engineering Management Program. He has taught at Santa Clara University, CA, and National Chiao-tung University in Taiwan. He has given extension courses and guest lectures at many universities.