Frankwell LinPresident at Andes Technology
President Lin started his career being as an 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 led UMC-Europe to migrate itself from selling IDM products to selling wafer foundry service.
In 1998, after 14 years working in UMC, President Lin switched job to work in Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday), he lead ASIC business development as starting, 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.
President Lin became co-founder of Andes Technology Corporation (Andes) in 2005 when it was founded; he formally took the position of Andes' President in 2006.
President Lin received BSEE degree of Electrophysics from the National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and MSEE degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. Under his management, Andes has been recognized as one of leading suppliers of embedded CPU IP in semiconductor industry. Andes also won the reputation of a leading technology company with awards such like 2012 EE Times worldwide Silicon 60 Hot Startups to Watch, 2015 the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific award, etc.
In 2015, President Lin received accolades when awarded the Outstanding Technology Management Performance, Taiwan, for his contribution to the high-tech industry.