Bich-Yen Nguyen

Bich-Yen Nguyen is Senior Fellow/Manager representing Soitec’s R&D and supporting the development of new fields and applications for Soitec’s core technologies.  She is also responsible for the Soitec USA R&D projects. Prior to joining Soitec, Bich-Yen was a senior manager at Freescale Semiconductor and a Freescale/Motorola Dan Noble Fellow. Bich-Yen has been recognized for her leadership and research in developing Freescale/Motorola's CMOS technology for advanced integrated circuit products. She also was instrumental in transferring process technology to production since 1980, which resulted in a competitive market entry position for Freescale/Motorola.

Her honors and awards include recipient of Distinguished Innovation award in 1991, Motorola Science Advisory Board Associate in 1992, High Impact Technology Award in 1997, Dan Noble Fellow in 2001, and Master of Innovation Award in 2003.  In 2004, she received the first National Award “Women in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award”. She holds over 130 worldwide patents and has authored more than 150 technical papers on IC process, integration and device technologies.  Leadership development for younger Vietnamese American women has been her personal focus.


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