Morris Chang

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Morris Chang'

The founder, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Chang began his career with Texas Instruments, where he worked for 25 years, rising to the position of group vice president responsible for worldwide semiconductor business.


Chang became president and COO of General Instrument Corporation in 1984, then left to head Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute and develop Taiwan's semiconductor industry. This experience led him to start his own company in 1987, the world's first and largest dedicated silicon foundry called Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Morris Chang'

Born in Shanghai in 1931, Chang came to the United States in 1949. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford. His numerous awards include several honorary doctorates.



RELATED TERMS
  1. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.

    The president and CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. and a member of its ...
  2. Tonghai Chen

    A former director and chairman of Chinese energy and chemical ...
  3. Chairman

    An executive elected by a company's board of directors that is ...
  4. Corporate Headquarters

    A place where a company's executive offices and executives' direct ...
  5. Inside Director

    A board member who is an employee, officer or stakeholder in ...
  6. Insider

    A director or senior officer of a company, as well as any person ...
Related Articles
  1. Retirement

    Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad executives even worse.
  2. Professionals

    The Path To Becoming A CEO

    Think you have what it takes to be chief executive? Find out what those at the top have in common.
  3. Entrepreneurship

    Female CEOs Who Climbed The Corporate Ladder

    These women climbed the ladder and broke the glass ceiling.
  4. Professionals

    Management Strategies From A Top CEO

    Find out what this winning manager did to grow one of the biggest companies in the world.
  5. Active Trading

    The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run.
  6. Entrepreneurship

    CEOs Who Blazed The Trail (Kroc, Hock And Welch)

    The right CEO can make all the difference in a company's market position.
  7. Entrepreneurship

    The CEO Dream Team - Walton, Schwab, Marcus And Blank

    The successes of these three CEOs can be linked back to one common factor: customer service.
  8. Stock Analysis

    How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  9. Investing

    Crowdfunding: Wide Opening For Tech Investors

    Crowdfunding has dramatically changed investing and opened the door for the public to get in on all types of exciting startups, including tech firms.
  10. Entrepreneurship

    Taboola: How "Content You May Like" Makes Money

    Taboola's tagline, “content you may like,” conveys a lot about its business philosophy.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
  2. Market Value

    The price an asset would fetch in the marketplace. Market value is also commonly used to refer to the market capitalization ...
  3. Preference Shares

    Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a ...
  4. Accrued Interest

    1. A term used to describe an accrual accounting method when interest that is either payable or receivable has been recognized, ...
  5. Absorption Costing

    A managerial accounting cost method of expensing all costs associated with manufacturing a particular product. Absorption ...
  6. Currency Carry Trade

    A strategy in which an investor sells a certain currency with a relatively low interest rate and uses the funds to purchase ...
Trading Center