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CEO Interview: Frankwell Lin, Chairman and CEO of Andes Technology | Daniel Nenni, SemiWiki

Frankwell Lin, Chairman of Andes Technology, started his career being as application engineer in United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) while UMC was an IDM with its own chip products, he experienced engineering, product planning, sales, and marketing jobs with various product lines in UMC. In 1995, after four years working on CPU chip product line as business director, he was transferred to UMC-Europe branch office to be its GM when UMC reshaped to do wafer foundry service, he lead UMC-Europe to migrate itself from selling IDM products to selling wafer foundry service.

In 1998, after 14 years working in UMC, Frankwell switched jobs to work in Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday), he lead ASIC business development then on-and-off leading ASIC implementation, chip backend service, IP business development, industry relationship development (IR), as well as Faraday’s spokesperson. In 2004 he started to lead the CPU project spin off operation of Faraday.

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