Prof. 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 1999 from University of California, Berkeley, on thin oxide technology and quasi-nonvolatile memories. She joined the faculty of National Tsing Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1999 and is a Professor at electrical engineering department. She received the “2003 NTHU New Researcher Award” for new faculty members with exceptional performance and the “Outstanding Youth Electrical Engineer Award” by the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineer in 2007 and the “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” in 2008 by Taiwan’s National Science Counsel, respectively. In 2012, she was appointed to lead NPIE-Bridge Program responsible for promoting technology transfer of IPs by the National Program for Intelligent Electronics (NPIE) project supported by Taiwan’s National Science Council. Since 2008, she serves as the chair of NTHU Center of Advance Flash Memory (CAFM) and had organized many collaborative projects between its team members and leading semiconductor companies in Taiwan on the development of novel non-volatile memory technologies.
Aside from her work on CMOS technologies, she had also been engaged in elaborate research on developing new memory devices and sensors on Low-temperature Poly-crystalline Silicon (LTPS) technologies for Display Panels, enabling the realization of System on Panels. Her work on LTPS technologies have received the “Best Paper Awards” by the International Society for Display Information Conference in 2010. Her research interests include: VLSI device reliability, CMOS image sensors and embedded memory technologies. She is also a member of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association and has served on Technical Program Committee of International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (VLSI-TSA) and the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).