Tom Quan

Tom
Quan
Director of OIP Marketing,
TSMC

 

Tom Quan joined TSMC in 2007 as deputy director of design methodology and service marketing. Currently he is the director of Open Innovation Platform Marketing. Prior to joining TSMC, he was vice president of marketing at Applied Wave Research Inc. and has held several senior management positions at Cadence Design Systems Inc. He began his career at Intel Corp. as an IC designer. He has more than 25 years of experience in chip design, technical/product marketing, strategic planning, and business development in the electronic design software industry. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be reached at tquan@tsmc.com.

Articles
The Internet Of Things Grows Chip By Chip
Semiconductors are key to the Internet of Things, but the IoT is a new kind of challenge for the industry, requiring an unprecedented combination of high performance and high volume.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 3

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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