Amtech Systems, Inc. has added to its Board of Directors with the appointment of Dr. James (Jeong Mo) Hwang, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of semiconductor and solar industry experience. Previous posts include senior engineering and management roles at such major players as Spansion, Texas Instruments and Simtek Corp.
Dr. Hwang, a much-published author and co-author of journal and conference papers in the solar and semiconductor industries, has focussed his career upon such topics as semiconductor device and process technology development, including crystalline silicon solar cell research, among other areas. He has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.
Former roles included senior engineering positions with Westinghouse R&D Center and Texas Instruments, and senior management positions with Simtek Corporation and Spansion. He served as vice president for LG Semicon Company and as executive VP of R&D for Dongbu-Anam Semiconductor.
“Dr. Hwang’s extensive technology experience will be a valuable asset to our board as we continue to expand and enhance our solar product offerings and become increasingly technology focused”, stated J.S. Whang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech. “His tremendous knowledge of semiconductor device physics and process technologies will greatly benefit our ability to further adapt from semiconductor technology and to continue to grow and improve our solar capabilities, with the goal of helping our customers increase the efficiency of their solar cells.”