Yoon-Woo Lee of Samsung Electronics to give keynote address at The ConFab 2013

Solid State Technology is proud to announce that Yoon-Woo Lee will be speaking at The ConFab 2013. The event will be held June 23-26, 2013 at The Encore at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Lee is the Executive Advisor of Samsung Electronics.

Lee’s presentation reviews what is currently happening in the IT industry and suggests strategies of collaboration within the industry. Technology is advancing rapidly in various sectors, basically driven by semiconductors that have strived toward greater performance, lower power, and smaller form through relentless migration, he says in his abstract.

“What is now important,” he writes, “is enriching the end user experience with a view on the entire value chain of the ecosystem. This is especially true as the IT revolution is now spilling over into other cutting edge fields like bio, nano, energy, and the environment. Collaboration is also critical in intra-regional trade and development. Countries will need to lower risk and boost efficiency through closer cooperation along the supply chain, forging alliances, devising common standards, and undertaking joint R&D.”

Prior to his current position Lee served as Vice Chairman and CEO from May 2008 to December 2009; Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2008 to December 2010; and Vice Chairman from December 2010 to December 2011. An engineer and 40-year veteran of Samsung, Lee’s leadership and in-depth technology expertise have helped build Samsung into the world’s largest electronics company. He is widely credited with the success of Samsung’s Semiconductor Business and implementing policies and training programs that have earned Samsung the reputation of being the best company to work for in Korea.

Lee has been with Samsung since 1968. He served as the Managing Director of Giheung’s main semiconductor plant operations in 1987, and was appointed as the President of Samsung’s Semiconductor Business in 1996. Demonstrating his business acumen in a dynamic and fast-paced semiconductor industry, he successfully implemented diversification strategies that allowed the Semiconductor Business to navigate through cyclical market downturns while increasing market share, year after year. In 2004, Lee was promoted to Vice Chairman in charge of Global Collaboration, and also was appointed Head of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. In 2005, he became Chief Technology Officer, responsible for planning mid- to long-term strategies for promoting new business development based on cutting-edge technologies.

Lee serves in numerous industry leadership positions including Vice Chairman of Seoul Chamber Commerce & Industry, Vice Chairman of Korea-Japan Economic Association, and Vice Chairman of Korea Business Council for Sustainable Development. In 2005, he was honored by the Korea Management Institute as CEO of the Year. Mr. Lee graduated from Seoul National University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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