Dr. N-S (Stephen) Woo is President of the System LSI Business of
Samsung Electronics' Device Solutions.

He oversees the System LSI Division's three major business areas - SOC, LSI, and ASIC/Foundry - and a diverse product portfolio that includes display driver ICs, smart card ICs, application processors, MP3/PMP SOCs, and CMOS image sensors.

Dr. Woo first joined Samsung Electronics in 2004 as Executive Vice President and head of Mobile Solution Development at the System LSI Division of its Semiconductor Business. In 2007, he was appointed head of SOC Research and Development there. Dr. Woo became General Manager of the System LSI Division in May 2008 and was promoted to President in December 2010.

Since joining Samsung Electronics, Dr. Woo gained recognition for overseeing product development of MP3/PMP SOCs and application processors for car navigation systems, both of which achieved number one market share globally. He was also recognized for guiding the successful acquisition of an Israeli image sensor company in 2007.
Prior to joining Samsung Electronics, Dr. Woo served from 1999 to 2003 in several senior management positions ) related to wireless technologies at Texas Instruments (TI, rising to the position of Business Director and General Manager of TI's UMTS Terminal Chipset Business in 2001. He was also a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (DMTS) at TI. From 1996 to 1999 Dr. Woo served as President of Sansearch, a CDMA chipset solution company based in San Diego, California. From 1983 to 1996, he served as a research scientist at the Communication Research Division of Bell Laboratories, New Jersey. His research areas included computer architecture, parallel processing, and VLSI design.

Dr. Woo has published numerous papers and articles, and received the Best Paper Award at the 31st IEEE Design Automation Conference in 1994. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.