Ya-Chin King was born in Taiwan, Republic of China.  She received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1992, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, in 1994.  She received her PhD degree in May 1999, at University of California, Berkeley, on thin oxide technology and novel quasi-nonvolatile memory. She joined National Tsing-Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan in August 1999. Her research topics include: thin gate dielectric, CMOS image sensor and non-volatile memory design.