October 11, 2013 -- Socle Technology Corporation today announced the appointment of Kay Chai (KC) Ang, senior vice president and general manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore, to serve as the company's new chairperson with immediate effect.
Ang currently heads the site operation for GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Singapore as well as turnkey services for the company. In his role as chairperson, Ang will support Socle's strategic planning, operational advancement and business development activities, as well as continue to deepen collaboration between Socle and GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
Ang has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, holding a variety of leadership positions from manufacturing operations, fab start-up, and technology transfer. Before joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2009, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing with responsibility for global sales at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing. Ang received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a Master's degree in Engineering from University of Texas.
Socle Technology Corporation, founded in 2001 and invested by GLOBALFOUNDRIES since December 2009, is well-recognized as a leading-edge provider of SoC design and implementation services as well as an architect for more complicated SoC design technology in advanced process nodes. As a strategic partner, Socle has developed some of the best ARM hardcore and ARM embedded SoC platforms among ARM solution providers worldwide. For the best design service with the one-stop-shop convenience, Socle works closely with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and other world-class partners of IP, EDA, and assembly and testing. www.socle-tech.com