Semiconductor industry leader honored for life’s work.
ABOVE: Morris Chang receives the IEEE Medal of Honor at the IEEE Honors Ceremony on Saturday, 20 August 2011, in front of an audience of more than 1,200 guests in San Francisco, Calif. The IEEE Medal of Honor is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation.
Chang, an engineer whose visionary leadership shaped the technology policy for an entire nation and revolutionized how the semiconductor industry does business around the world, received the highest medal bestowed by IEEE. An IEEE Life Member, Chang is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
A Mark of Significant Accomplishments
In 2011, 321 IEEE Senior Members were elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow. This honor is the highest membership grade IEEE members can achieve and is presented annually to no more than one-tenth of one percent of the voting membership as of December 31 the preceding year. The IEEE Fellow grade recognizes outstanding members for their significant accomplishments in advancing engineering, science, and technology, and for their contributions to the IEEE mission.