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Kulicke & Soffa names Fusen Chen as president and CEO

Kulicke & SoffaKulicke & Soffa Industries, a manufacturer of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment, named Fusen Chen as president and chief executive officer, effective October 31, 2016.

Mr. Chen was also elected to the Board of Directors of K&S, effective October 3, 2016. Mr. Chen joins K&S from Mattson Technology, Inc. where he was the President and CEO.

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He previously served as an executive vice president at Novellus Systems, with the responsibility for all semiconductor business units.

Prior to this position, he was the chief technology officer at Novellus, with the responsibility for defining the company's technology strategy and direction. As the CTO, he was Novellus's primary executive interface with customers in Asia.

Prior to Novellus, Mr. Chen spent 10 years at Applied Materials, most recently as the group vice president and general manager for the company's copper physical vapor deposition and interconnect product business group.

Before joining Applied Materials, he worked at LSI Logic and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics.

Mr. Chen earned his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the State University of New York and a B.S. degree in material science and engineering from the Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

Jonathan Chou, Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO, will continue to serve as the CFO of the Company.




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