Dr. Morris Chang founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) in 1987, was its Chairman until 2018, and its CEO for many of those years. TSMC serves as an Open Innovation Platform for the world’s integrated circuits (IC) companies. Many IC innovations in the last 30 years, including those for the mobile phone, have come from the TSMC platform.
Prior to Taiwan, Dr. Chang’s career was in the United States. He served at Texas Instruments for 25 years (1958-1983), where he was Group Vice President responsible for worldwide semiconductor business for six years.
Dr. Chang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from M.I.T. in 1952 and 1953, and his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1964.
Among Dr. Chang’s honors were: the IEEE Medal of Honor (2011), and the highest honor of the Semiconductor Industry Association, its Robert N. Noyce Award (2008).
Dr. Chang is a Member of National Academy of Engineering (U.S.A.).