- IEEE Frederik Philips Award
The leadership of Yuh-Jier Mii and Cliff Hou at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been instrumental in the rapid growth of smart phone and mobile computing applications and has opened tremendous opportunities in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence markets. They have molded TSMC into one of the most trusted providers of leading-edge CMOS logic technologies and design platforms allowing continued scaling into deep nanometer technology nodes. The game-changing strategies they developed, including the Open Innovation Platform, have enabled a thriving and symbiotic ecosystem for collaborative global semiconductor technology and product design innovation to provide some of the most powerful developments in the nanoelectronics industry that are improving productivity, education, infotainment, healthcare, and social networking.
An IEEE member, Hou is senior vice president of Europe and Asia Sales and Corporate Research, Research and Development, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd., Hsinchu, Taiwan.