SAN FRANCISCO. September 27, 2010 – “From a field of many proven senior technology managers, Samsung choose Dr. H. K. Chung to lead the start-up of their OLED program and has he delivered!” said Barry Young, managing director, OLED Association.
Speaking before the twelfth annual OLED World Summit, Young presented Chung with the first Annual OLED Leadership Award, recognizing his contributions to the whole OLED community as well as his leadership in R&D and manufacturing of OLED displays for Samsung SDI, the predecessor to Samsung Mobile Displays (SMD). “As a result of Chung’s leadership,” he continued, “Samsung is the recognized leader of the OLED industry, pioneering full-color displays, first in passive matrix OLEDs and then in active matrix OLEDs.”
Dr. Chung is chair professor of Sungkyunkwan University and full-time Advisor to Samsung SMD, which is dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of AMOLED products and mobile LCD modules. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President of Samsung SDI and head of Samsung SDI Corporate R&D Center from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Chung led the R&D for Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) since 2000 and is a world leader in bringing the AMOLED technology into the commercial market. Prior experience includes managing director of memory product engineering and manufacturing technology center at Samsung Electronics, Semiconductor Business from 1988 to 1999.
“Over the last decade, I can think of no one who has done more to solve the technical challenges associated with the commercialization of OLED displays, furthering their introduction and increasing market adoption,” noted Young. “Not only Samsung, but the entire OLED industry recognizes his continued commitment and contributions.”
Dr. Chung received a National Medal of Honor from the government of Korea in April 2006 for his contribution to the development of Korea science and technology, and a Special Recognition Award from the Society of Information Display, in June 2006, for his outstanding contributions to the development of AMOLED technology. In addition, his work in OLED technology has earned him the Korea Display Industry Grand Prize Award (2001), the Samsung Chairman’s Award In Technical Excellence (2002) for his leadership in developing the company’s 15.1-inch AMOLED. More recently, he received “Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award” from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Association of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in September 2008. Dr. Chung was nominated as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2007. Dr. Chung received a BS in electronics engineering in 1973 from Seoul National University, MS in 1977 from Case Western Reserve University and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1981 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Introduced this year, the OLED Leadership Award is sponsored by Intertech-Pira, the OLED Association, Cambridge Display Technology, Ltd.; Corning Incorporated; Idemitsu Kosan Company, Ltd.; Novaled AG; Samsung Mobile Display; and Universal Display Corporation.
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