Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award


Dr. Faa-Ching Wang
Texas Instruments


For the past 27 years, Faa-Ching Wang, Ph.D. has made exemplary contributions to the engineering profession and semiconductor industry. As Manager of Texas Instruments’ (TI) worldwide printer head business unit, Faa-Ching is currently responsible for the general worldwide management of the company’s printer head integrated circuit business group. His responsibilities cover the full scope of business activities from marketing, customer relationships and new technology/product development to factory manufacturing operation and supply chain management of six factories located around the world.

Some of Faa-Ching’s most significant professional contributions include:
• Contributing to the advancement of modern Si integrated circuit wafer manufacturing technology on industry-recognized factory start-up/ramp-up copy exact methodology, high volume/yield low-cost factory operation, and process development of 3.5 advanced technology nodes.
• Contributing to and commercializing the major advancement of high-speed (Ghz range) integrated circuits and energy conversion devices of compound semiconductor with significantly improved material preparation, characterization, and device processing techniques.
• Innovating and demonstrating a new business model leveraging small company practices on a large company platform.

Faa-Ching holds four U.S. patents and three invention disclosures, and is the author of 39 articles published in a variety of technical publications. He is the recipient of several professional and community service awards.

In 1989, Faa-Ching founded the Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineering/USA (CIE/DFW). CIE/DFW is currently the largest and most recognized Asian professional organization in Texas.

In addition to his work for CIE/USA, Faa-Ching served as a Board of Director for the Asian American Citizen Council (AACC) in Dallas from 1999-2001. He is a long-time, avid supporter of the United Way and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Faa-Ching earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He received a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from National Central University in Taiwan.