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        Executive BioSuccess stems from leadership marked by vision and conviction

        Meet the leaders who steer innovation towards a faster, slimmer, and greener digital world.

      Our Leaders

      • Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

        Dr. Oh-Hyun KwonVice Chairman & CEO

        Device Solutions Division
        Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

        Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, also leads the Device Solutions, the organization that oversees the core component businesses of Samsung Electronics, including its Memory Business, System LSI Business and LED Business.

        Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon was officially appointed Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics Co. by the company's Board of Directors on June 8, 2012.

        As well as overseeing the company in his role of CEO, the Vice Chairman continues to lead the Device Solutions Division of Samsung Electronics, which consists of the three component businesses: Memory, System LSI and LED.

        Since Dr. Kwon joined Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Business in 1985, he has played a pivotal role in Samsung Electronics' rapid advance in the semiconductor industry. He successfully led the development of the industry's first 64Mb DRAM in 1992, and was promoted to Vice President of Samsung's Memory Device Technology unit three years later. In 1998, Dr. Kwon was appointed Senior Vice President and head of System LSI Division's ASIC business. In 2000, he became Executive Vice President and head of LSI Technology. In January of 2004, Dr. Kwon was appointed President and General Manager of the System LSI Division. During his 10 years at the System LSI Division, Dr. Kwon gained special recognition for achieving top market shares of display driver ICs, application processors and CMOS image sensors. In May of 2008, Dr. Kwon was appointed President of Semiconductor Business (now Device Solutions). In December of 2011, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics.

        Dr. Kwon has published numerous papers at conferences and symposiums including ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, and IEDM. He has also contributed his expertise to a number of technical journals on semiconductor related topics.

        Dr. Kwon has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

      • Dr. Kinam Kim

        Dr. Kinam KimPresident

        Semiconductor Business
        Device Solutions Division
        Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

        Dr. Kinam Kim is the president of the Semiconductor Business of Samsung Electronics’ Device Solutions Division, overseeing the Memory, System LSI and Foundry businesses.

        He is also the president of the Korea Printed Electronics Association, the Vice-Chair of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea and a member of the Board for the International Printed Electronics Association. He had served as the President of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association and Chair of the Korean Display Industry Association (KDIA). He is an active supporter of academia by participating as a member to the President’s Council of Olin College (USA). He has been appointed IEEE Fellow (2002), and Samsung Fellow (2003). He is also a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering (2012).

        Dr. Kim joined Samsung Electronics in 1981, where he led developments of various memory technologies (64Kb to 4Gb densities for DRAM, 2Gb to 32Gb and beyond for NAND Flash). He was promoted to the position of vice president and later, to executive vice president in the Semiconductor R&D Center where he played an active role in advancing the memory technologies, such as DRAM, NAND and PRAM, and other technologies including CMOS image sensors. He was appointed president and CEO of SAIT in 2010, and he also held the role of CTO of Samsung Electronics and Samsung Group. As the CEO of SAIT, he lead an organization that searches and nurtures the next generation of technologies that will have an impact on the future semiconductor related fields as well as others, such as nanotechnologies (graphene, CNT, quantum dots, etc), advanced materials, 3D fusion technologies (3D display, etc), energy technologies (batteries, solar cells, etc.), printed electronics, and so on. On December 2012, he was appointed President and CEO of Samsung Display Co, which includes LCD, OLED, mobile display businesses. Dr. Kim was appointed head of the Memory Business of Samsung Electronics on December, 2013.

        Dr. Kim has been an active supporter for advancing future technologies through numerous plenary talks and invited speeches in internationally renowned conferences such as VLSI, IEDM, ISSCC, IEEE Nano, etc. He has also been engaged in international conferences and workshops such as A-SSCC (Conference Chair), IEEE IEDM (committee member), SSDM, etc. He has published more than 480 technical papers in prestigious journals, including several papers in Nature and Science, and holds more than 130 patents. He has co-authored excerpts in several books on semiconductor technology such as “Future Trends in Microelectronics”, “Ferroelectric Random Access Memory: Fundamentals and applications”, “Electronic Device Architectures for nano-CMOS Era: from ultimate CMOS Scaling to beyond CMOS Devices” and “Integrated Interconnect Technologies for 3D Nanoelectronics Systems”.

        He has been honored twice with Samsung Award, the most honorable recognition within the Samsung Group, for his work on 1Mega-bit DRAM and 1Gb DRAM in 1986 and 1996, respectively. He was a recipient of the prestigious national research award, IR52 Jang-Young-shil Award, in 2003. In 2010, he was honored with the Golden Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit of Korea and was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He received the ISI’s citation award for highly cited paper in 2000. He has obtained international recognition for his work and was appointed IEEE Fellow in 2002 and IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Storage data device technology award in 2009. He has also been honored with the Professional Achievement award of UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) School of Engineering in 2008, Award from Seoul National University (2010) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2013).

        He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Seoul National University in 1981, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea) in 1983. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1994.

      • Dr. Gyoyoung Jin

        Dr. Gyoyoung JinExecutive VP & GM

        Memory Business
        Device Solutions Division
        Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

        Dr. Gyoyoung Jin is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Memory Business in Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Business.

        Since joining Samsung Electronics in 1997, Dr. Jin has progressed through key technical and leadership positions across Samsung’s memory business and successfully led development of numerous flagship memory products and technologies. He has been responsible for bringing key next-generation memory technologies to market, and directing the development and commercialization of industry-first DRAM processes from the 80-nanometer (nm) class up to the 10nm-class generation.

        Prior to his current position, he spearheaded the company’s DRAM R&D efforts, while overseeing a broad range of teams spanning design technology, process architecture and product engineering, as well as DRAM-based product solutions.

        In 2011, Dr. Jin was selected as a Samsung Fellow in recognition of his extensive expertise in all aspects of DRAM technology, as well as his significant contribution to the consistent growth of the Samsung Memory Business. Samsung Fellow is the highest recognition given to key technology experts within the company who demonstrate outstanding global expertise in their respective fields.

        Dr. Jin received his bachelor's (1985), master's (1987) and doctorate (1994) degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University.

      • Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

        Dr. Inyup KangExecutive VP & GM

        System LSI Business
        Device Solutions Division
        Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

        Dr. Inyup Kang is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the System LSI Business in Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Business.

        Before his appointment as the General Manager of System LSI Business, he led numerous R&D teams in and out of the company. From 1996 to 2009, he led generations of cellular modem chipsets as Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm. After joining Samsung Electronics in 2010 as Chief Director at the DMC lab in San Diego, he has been working at Samsung as Executive Vice President in charge of R&D and commercialization of cellular baseband/RF chipsets, as well as software for 2G, 3G, and 4G.

        Owing to his experience and insight in modem and relevant wireless communication technologies, Samsung’s System LSI Business has become one of the key players in the mobile industry with his development of numerous innovative products.

        His achievements at Samsung include commercialization of the industry’s first 14nm SoC, Exynos 7 Octa (7420), and Exynos 8 Octa (8890), which was Samsung’s first flagship mobile SoC with a modem-integrated chip and custom CPU core. Dr. Kang also led the development of the industry’s first 10nm SoC, Exynos 9 (8895), which also integrates support for 5-band carrier aggregation modems for the first time in the industry.

        Dr. Kang received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1996.

      • Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

        Dr. ES JungExecutive VP & GM

        Foundry Business
        Device Solutions Division
        Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

        Dr. ES Jung is the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Foundry Business in Samsung Electronics’ Semiconductor Business.

        Prior to his current position, he spearheaded research and development of advanced logic and memory process technologies including next-generation material and tool development as the head of Samsung’s Semiconductor R&D Center since 2012. He also held responsibilities at Samsung’s Foundry Manufacturing Operation Center as Senior VP and System LSI SoC Process Architecture Team.

        Since joining Samsung Electronics in 1985, Dr. Jung has played a pivotal role in developing many innovative technologies that greatly strengthened Samsung’s leading position in the semiconductor market. With the advanced technologies developed under his leadership, Samsung was able to become the first in the industry to mass produce 20nm and 10nm-class DRAM, 3D Vertical NAND, and SoCs based on 14 and 10nm FinFET process technologies.

        Dr. Jung is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

        Dr. Jung received his B.S. degree in Physics Education and M.S. in Physics from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Texas, Arlington.