Peter Clarke, EETimes
6/11/2013 10:42 AM EDT
TSMC could be set to annouce Morris Chang's successor as CEO sometime toward the end of 2013. But whoever gets the job will be trying to fill the largest pair of shoes working in semiconductors.
On July 10 Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., will be 82 years old. He is expected to step down as CEO in mid-2014, although he may continue as chairman beyond that time.
Chang is without doubt one of the most significant leaders of the semiconductor industry and deserves to be ranked up there with Jack Kilby, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Tsugio Makimoto, Pasquale Pistorio and the many other pioneers that have founded and fostered our industry. He has done a superb job helping to create the fabless/foundry business model, then driving it forward and driving the company he founded to its leadership position. But none of us can go on forever and at some point the inevitable must be faced.
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