Hoku Corporation has announced the appointment of “Jeremy” Xiaoming Yin, P.h.D as president. Dr. Yin will report to Scott Paul, who will continue to serve as CEO of the company.
Prior to his selection, Dr.Yin served as founder and managing director of SinoTransPacific Ventures, which was involved in business advisory services to Tianwei New Energy in the original polysilicon transactions between Hoku Materials and Tianwei New Energy. From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Yin was a founding member and vice president at LightCross, a manufacturer of semiconductor optical networking and switching components which was merged with Arroyo Optics in 2005 to form Kotura.
At Kotura Dr. Yin served as program manager and technical staff at the IBM, Siemens, Toshiba Development Alliance in East Fishkill, NY where he had responsibilities in developing industry best practices for advanced semiconductor product development. Dr. Yin holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, a master's degree in business administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a doctoral degree in semiconductor physics from the City University of New York.
Commenting on Dr. Yin's selection, Paul said, “I am extremely pleased Dr. Yin has joined…he is perfectly suited to perform in this demanding role. I look forward to his immediate, positive contributions.”