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Board of Advisors


Prof Yoon Soon Fatt - Member of Board of Advisors

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Prof Yoon Soon Fatt

Chair, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Professor Yoon Soon Fatt obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the University of Wales (Institute of Science and Technology) Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1983. He received his PhD degree (Electrical Engineering and Physical Electronics) from the University of Wales (Institute of Science and Technology) in 1986 under scholarship awarded by the United Kingdom Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), United Kingdom Overseas Research Studentship and United Kingdom Collaborative Award for Science and Engineering (awarded by Standard Telecommunications Laboratories, Harlow, United Kingdom).

He is an electrical engineer by training and Professor of Solid-state Electronics and Photonics at the Nanyang Technological University. He joined Nanyang Technological University (then Nanyang Technological Institute) in 1989 as Lecturer in the School of EEE. Over the years, he was promoted through the academic ranks and became full professor in 2002. From 1999 to 2005, he held a concurrent appointment as Vice-Dean (Research) in the School of EEE while maintaining his teaching commitments and running one of the largest research groups in NTU on III-V compound semiconductors revolving around the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technique for the advancement of semiconductor science and device technology.

On the international front, Prof Yoon is a highly regarded scientist, innovator and educator. He was appointed as Fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program during its inaugural launch in 1998. He is Co-Lead Principal Investigator of the Low Energy Electronics IRG under the SMART center of CREATE. Working in partnership with well-known French research institute, university and industry; IEMN Lille, UPMC Paris and THALES Research & Technology, he led the group to pioneer the world’s first III-V microwave photoconductive switch at long wavelength using a semiconductor process patented by his group. His achievement paves the way for designing novel systems that incorporate the capability for optically induced microwave switching, thus enabling a new paradigm in the emerging field of microwave photonics and terahertz technology.

 

 
Andrew Chong - Member of Board of Advisors
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Andrew Chong

President and Managing Director

Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Andrew Chong leads Infineon’s Asia Pacific R&D, sales, marketing, manufacturing and corporate activities, a position he has held since October 2010. Infineon’s Asia Pacific organization is headquartered in Singapore and consists of about 16,000 people with local presence in China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia.

During more than twenty eight years of working in the field of semiconductors, Andrew has been based in Australia, Singapore and Germany. In this time he has worked in the field of IC design and project management, later moving into marketing and business management covering Asia Pacific in the segments of automotive electronics, industrial electronics, consumer electronics, computer peripherals, power management and chipcard. In his career to date Andrew has steered the business through the development of the Asia Pacific market from a demand fulfillment region through demand creation to a business creation region. This has entailed managing changes in the technical and organizational competencies in order to remain successful in the market.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering in 1987 and his Master of Business Administration in 1993 from the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

 
Dr Hai Wang - Member of Board of Advisors

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Dr Hai WANG

Executive Vice President, Technology & Operations

NXP Semiconductors

Dr. Wang has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, where his management experience spans from IC design, technology R&D, front end & back end operations, global sourcing, marketing and business development.  During his career, he has fulfilled several key management roles, including Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations, Executive Vice President of R&D, and Senior Vice President of External Manufacturing at NXP Semiconductors., Vice President of Manufacturing Technology and Global Sourcing Operations at LSI Corporation, Vice President of Front End Operations, Design Platform and Procurement at Agere Systems and Vice President of Engineering at Flextronics Semiconductor.  He is passionate about establishing winning strategies, driving flawless execution, delighting customers & developing breakthrough technologies.  He participated in the amazing NXP transformation in the last five years.

Dr. Wang graduated with his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, U.S.A. and MBA from San Jose State University, U.S.A.  He currently lives between Singapore and Netherlands with his family. 

 
Giuseppe Miano - Member of Board of Advisors
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Giuseppe Miano

Senior Director of Planning & Logistics 

Micron Technology, Inc

(To be updated)

 
Pee Beng Kong - Member of Board of Advisors

 

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Pee Beng Kong

Director, Electronics

Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Mr. Pee Beng Kong is presently the Director for Electronics of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). In his current role, he oversees the promotion and development of the Electronics industry in Singapore.

Prior to his current appointment, he was EDB’s Director for Infocomms & Media from 2013 to 2015. Beng Kong was previously based in Beijing, China as EDB’s Regional Director overseeing EDB’s investment promotion efforts across North & West China as well as Taiwan. Before that, he was also part of EDB’s investment promotion team for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe, and was responsible for promoting Singapore as a preferred investment location for companies in these regions.

Beng Kong has also been involved in EDB’s industry development activities for the electronics and precision engineering sectors. As a senior officer, he interacted with global companies to understand their business priorities and attracted key investments to Singapore, helping to grow the electronics and precision engineering sectors in the country. Today, the electronics industry is a key industry supporting Singapore’s economic growth – it was the largest contributor to the country’s GDP from the manufacturing sector at seven percent in 2010.

Beng Kong is a Siemens-EDB scholar, with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He also graduated with Auszeichnung (summa cum laude) with a Diplom (Master of Science) specialising in Communications and Computer Engineering from the same university.

Beng Kong is married with two children.

 
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