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Speakers' Name: LIU, CL, Sc. D.
Job title: Chairman
Company name: DRAMeXchange
Topic: Opening Ceremonies

Dr. C. L. Liu received his Sc.D. degree (1962) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1962-72) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1972-98), and served as President and Professor of Computer Science at the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1998 to 2002.

In addition, he serves as Board member and consultant at a number of high tech companies in Taiwan, and is active in educational as well as charitable services on a worldwide basis. His expertise is in the semiconductor area, particularly in the design and manufacturing aspects.

He is a member of Academia Sinica, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.


Speakers' Name: Doreet Oren
Job title: Director of Product Marketing
Company name: SanDisk Corporation

The SSD Challenge – improving user experience and driving cost

Doreet Oren (doreet.oren at sandisk.com) is Director of Product Marketing for SanDisk SSD products. Oren is the official SSD spokesperson for SanDisk, and is responsible for delivering new product announcements and communicating SanDisk vision to the media. Oren often lectures and gives training to both external and internal audience at a variety of conferences.

Oren has over 15 years of industry experience, and has held management positions in R&D, product management and marketing for international high-tech companies. Oren has published articles in international journals, including Component Times, New Electronics and Embedded Computing.

She has spoken at industry conferences such as The 6th Semiconductor Memory Symposium in Japan 2008, Compuforum in Taiwan 2007, and Electronica in Germay 2006. Oren received a BSc in Computer Science from George Washington University.


Speakers' Name: Steven Liu
Job title: General Manager of Taiwan & Shanghai Region
Company name: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Topic: Enterprise Storage Hierarchies

Steven Liu is General Manger in Taiwan and Shanghai region for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. In this role, Mr. Liu is mainly responsible for driving hard disk drive business growth in Taiwan and Shanghai. He also manages the client service and support and other business regarding to OEMs, ODMs, consumer electronics application and distributors.

Mr. Liu has accumulated 8-year experience in the storage industry. He joined IBM as sales in the storage technology department and successfully increased the revenue of IBM’s hard disk drive business. When Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was founded in 2003, a result of the strategic combination of IBM and Hitachi’s storage technology businesses, he transferred to Hitachi GST and was appointed as General Manager in Shanghai region in July 2004.

Mr. Liu excels at business management and marketing. He assumed a key role at Hitachi GST as General Manager in Taiwan and Shanghai region in 2006, responsible for Hitachi GST’s hard disk drive business growth in both regions. Prior to his successful career at IBM and Hitachi GST, he worked for Wafer Tech as Process Integrated Engineer, accumulating experience related to process management.

Steven Liu holds a Master of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Sciences degreen in Eleotrophysics from National Chiao Tung University.

Speakers' Name: Wayne Chen
Job title: Industry Research Director
Company name: DRAMeXchange Tech. Inc.
Topic: NAND Flash: Market Turnaround ?!!

Wayne is a Research director of Memory Industry Research Division at DRAMeXchange, where he supervises all analyses and predictions of the flash memory market. To be more specific, Wayne provides professional view, in-depth market research, and analysis on NAND flash trends and opportunities, such as price forecasts, market share reports, and market trends.

Prior to DRAMeXchange, Wayne served as a research director in the financial sector where he advised both domestic and international investors on electronic technology trends. Wayne has an M.B.A. from the National Taiwan University.


Speakers' Name: Tim Liu 
Job title: President and CEO
Company name: JMicron Technology Corporation
Topic: Future Trend of High Efficiency SSD CTL

Mr Tim Liu graduated from Cheng Kung University Department of Electrical Engineering in 1985. In 1989, he received his masters in State University of New York at Stony Brook and then joined LSI Logic silicon Valley R & D to work in the electronic circuit. In 1994, he joined Faraday Technology, and the venture partners successfully developed the first set of Memory Compilers in Taiwan. This effectively increased the IC developments and shortened development time of ASIC.

In 2002, Tim served as general manager of JMicron Technology Corp. because he saw that high-speed serial interface will be an internal and external storage for personal computer. At present, JMicron Technology Corp. is the largest chip supplier for external hard drive box, and has also developed PCIe to SATA, SATA SSD, as well as H / W RAID controller. JMicron Technology Corp. is part of the UMC Group as the IC design company with MediaTek Chairman Tsai Ming-mediated post as Chairman.


Speakers' Name: Joyce Yang
Job title: Vice President of Industry Research Division
Company name: DRAMeXchange Tech. Inc.
Topic: 2009 - 2010---Challenges and the survival battle ahead

Joyce Yang is the V.P. of Memory Industry Research Division. At DRAMeXchange, she leads a team of extremely qualified, seasoned professionals. In addition, she also oversees the production of in-depth, fair-and-balance analyses, evaluation, and forecast of the DRAM sector for domestic and global investors and industry professionals.

Joyce Yang received her M.S. Finance degree from Texas A&M University. She had worked as a DRAM product manager handling DRAM pricing forecast and procurement for three years in a top module house in San Jose, Calif. She started at DRAMeXchange since Sept. 2003 and has been providing DRAM-related research analyses and market predictions for past 5 years.

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