Name: Chintay Shih

Institute: National Tsing Hua University and Past President of ITRI, Taiwan

Title: "Why Mobility of (IT and other) Talents matters?"

For a company or a developing economy, when considering their long-term development strategy, talents shortage is always a top priority issue. Even for an established enterprise or a developed country, how to tap into the resources of human capital is not easy. This talk is about the speaker’s 40 years’ experience in Taiwan’s famous Hsinchu Science Park, participating in and witnessing the development of Taiwan semiconductor industry from nothing to one of the leading centers in the world. Where do the talents came from? How can a company/country attract, keep, and grow talents? and why the mobility of talent between institutions, countries matters? This talk will try to answer some of these questions.
Detailed introduction:
Dr. Chintay Shih is world-renowned for his roles in pioneering and growing the semiconductor industry in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in EE from Princeton University, M.S. in management from Stanford University, and his B.S. in EE from National Taiwan University.

In 1976, he joined Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the largest IT R&D organization in Taiwan. He was a member of the original team that transferred the CMOS technology from RCA New Jersey to Taiwan, which started the semiconductor industry in Taiwan. He spent 28 years at ITRI where he eventually became President from 1994 – 2003, managing over 6,000 employees. From 2010-2012, he was Chairman of Institute for Information Industry (III), the largest software R&D organization in Taiwan with 2,000 employees.

While at ITRI, Dr. Shih played key roles in the spin-offs of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) (the largest semiconductor foundry in the world). He also initiated the Advanced Research Program to excel ITRI as a world class research institute.

Dr. Shih is an IEEE Fellow. In 2004, Dr Shih joined National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan, as the Dean of the College of Technology Management, where he founded the Institute of Service Sciences and is currently Chair Professor Emeritus.