Lucas Tsai

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, followed by a rich, all-around career in semiconductor spanning from Process R&D, Circuit Design, Marketing and Sales in a major ASIC house and top foundry. He is particularly specialized in bridging foundry and OEM because of his background in dealing with OEM business in ASIC, and his account management experience in the world #1 foundry.

In his tenure as Marketing Manager with LSI, he was instrumental in bridging LSI and foundry by developing a 0.11um ASIC platform, which later became one of the most successful ASIC technologies in LSI history. While he is with TSMC, he successfully developed SUN Microsystem’s UltraSPARC CPU business in a foundry environment, from 40nm to 7nm. He also developed another multi-billion-dollar business with a consumer OEM company by converting the business from a competitor’s ASIC model to TSMC’s foundry model, and in the meanwhile, enabled foundry business model to meet OEM’s stringent supply chain requirements. Recently he duplicated his success with another major cloud service provider and developed this business into the billion dollar club as well. He is currently responsible for all sales funnels, including emerging fabless and system accounts, and also market development, in North America region. He is also responsible for the revived corporate venture in the NA region.

Lucas was granted more than 20 US patents, and has published more than 40 papers in technical journals and conferences.