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Academy of Technology LogoIBM Fellow: POWER Microarchitect
Austin, TX, USA



I became an IBM Fellow in 2009. I work at the IBM Systems and Technology Group. My area of research is computer architecture.

I joined the Academy of Technology in 2009.

In 2010, I received the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.

I have played a key role in shaping the direction of IBM pServer microprocessor. I was involved in the development of the PowerPC architecture and is the principle architect behind pServer microprocessors. I have introduced leading technologies to IBM server design, such as advanced out of order architecture, Simultaneous Multithreading, high frequency design, multi core on a chip, Transactional Memory, Distributed Slice Processor. My innovations were applied to IBM microprocessors that have been used in supercomputers, servers, workstations, and personal computers. I led the development of several microprocessor products that enable IBM to be the leader in the server market.

I hold more than 150 patents in the field of microprocessor design. I have has received 3 IBM Corporate awards, and 4 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards.

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • IBM Fellow
  • IBM Master Inventor

I joined IBM in 1979 after graduated with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Clarkson, Potsdam, NY.

My business unit is Systems
My Marketing Team is US IMT
My Ops Team is North America