Oh-Cheol Kwon

Former President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at SK Hynix, Inc.

Oh-Cheol Kwon

Oh-Cheol Kwon

Former President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at SK Hynix, Inc.

Career Highlights

SK Hynix, Inc.
Hynix-Numonyx Semiconductor Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at SK Hynix Semiconductor (China) Ltd.

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Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at SK Holdings Co., Ltd.

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President, Director & Head-Corporate Center at SK Hynix, Inc.

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Professor at Seoul National University

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Chief Executive & Chief Executive Officer at SK Hynix, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

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Ramtron International Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Efabless Corp.

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Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales & Marketing at SK Hynix, Inc.

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Former Director at SK Hynix, Inc.

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Former President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at SK Hynix, Inc.
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Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence. The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.

Career History
President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director

SK Hynix Semiconductor is a drive engine and a future of the IT industry Semiconductors are essential to all IT products, and its performance often determines the performance of the final products. SK Hynix is the global leader in producing semiconductor, such as DRAM and NAND flash and System IC including CMOS Image Sensors. Since pilot production of Korea’s first 16Kb SRAM in 1984, SK Hynix consistently led the industry with smaller, faster and lower power semiconductor. As the second largest manufacturer of memory semiconductor, and as the largest DRAM provider in emerging markets such as China, SK Hynix is at the forefront of the IT industry. SK Hynix will enhance its competency with the best level of technology and a wide range of business portfolios It is common to see people using their smartphones and tablet PCs. Those IT devices become more pervasive as new imaginative and innovative IT products continue to grab imagination and ‘desires’ of consumers. More innovative IT device such as smart car, keyboard and surface computer without mouse will enlarge the range and demand of the semiconductor. SK Hynix has recorded high performance by tracking and foreseeing the market change. On year 2011 base, SK Hynix ranked 2nd position with a 23% worldwide market share in DRAM market. It has also a 10% NAND Flash market share. It also takes 8th position in global semiconductor market. SK Hynix will strengthen the world’s top level of technology and continuously diversify the product portfolios. SK Hynix opens a new IT world As of February, 2012, SK Hynix became a new family member of SK group. Now it is time for SK Hynix to open a new IT world together with SK which has led the nation strong in information technology. SK Hynix as one of the representative of Korea’s semiconductor company will make warm IT world for the mutual happiness.

Team Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

Part of HYUNDAI Corp., Hyundai Corp. Ltd. is a company headquartered in the United Kingdom involved in radio, television, and consumer electronics stores.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - 2013

Hynix-Numonyx Semiconductor Ltd., part of SK hynix, Inc., is a company headquartered in Wuxi, China, that manufactures flash memory chips. On 07 May 10 SK hynix, Inc. acquired Hynix-Numonyx Semiconductor Ltd. from Micron Technology, Inc. for $423.00 million.

Boards & Committees
Outside Director
2018 - Current

WONIK IPS CO., LTD. engages in the manufacture and distribution of semiconductor and display semiconductor machineries. Its products include semiconductors, display for dry etcher, and solar cell manufacturing machineries. The company was founded on April 1, 2016 and is headquartered in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of high-performance solutions for embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer devices. Its programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-C based connectivity solutions and memories help engineers design differentiated products. The company operates through the following segments: The Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and the Memory Products Division (MPD). The MCD segment focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. The portfolio includes Traveo automotive MCUs, PSoC programmable system-on-chip MCUs, ARM Cortex-M4, -M3, -M0+ MCUs and R4 CPUs, analog PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense capacitive-sensing controllers, TrueTouch touchscreen and fingerprint reader products, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee radios and WICED development platform for the Internet of Things, and USB controllers, including solutions for the USB-C and USB Power Delivery standards. This segment also includes intellectual property foundry business. The MPD segment focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory, F-RAM ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. Cypress Semiconductor was founded by Thurman John Rodgers in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Advisor, Board of Directors
2014 - 2015

Spansion, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies flash memory semiconductors. It offers flash memory and microcontrollers for infotainment, body and climate control systems, instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems. The company was founded on June 30, 2003 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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