17. Dr. Tu Chen 陳都博士

English Name Dr. Tu Chen  

Hanji Name 陳都博士
Birth Year 1935
Birth Place Yilan, Taiwan
First year / First city / State in U.S. 1961/Minneapolis/MN
Address CA
Family 1. Wife: Pi-Fang Nancy
2. Daughter: —
3. Son: Glenn, John
Education School Name Year – Year Degree and major
1. National Cheng Kung Univ. 1958 B.S., Metallurgical Engineering
2. Univ. of Minnesota


M.S., Metallurgical Engineering
3. Univ. of Minnesota


Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering
Employment Company Name Year – Year Position or title
1. Northrop 1968 Senior Scientist
2. Xerox’s famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) 1971 Researcher
3. Komag Inc. 1983-1999 Co-founder and Chairman
4. Headway Corporation 1996-2001 Co-founder and Vice Chairman
Accomplishment 1. President of Taiwanese Association of America (TAA) (全美台灣同鄉會會長) 1983~1984

2. President of World Federation of Taiwanese Associations (WFTA) (世界台灣同鄉會聯合會會長) 1983~1987

3. Board of Director of Formosan Association for Public Affairs(FAPA) (台灣人公共事務會創辦人之一) 1982-1986, 2003-2007

4. Co-Founder and Chairman of Komag, Inc. the World’s Largest Independent Computer Hard-Disk Manufacturer1983-1999

5. Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Headway Corporation 1996-2001

6. Life Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society

7. Published a Memoir for the Archive of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

8. Outstanding Taiwanese American Elected by T.A. Archives in 08/2018

Publication(Non-professional) 1. The Evolution of Thin Film Magnetic Media and Its Contribution to the Recent Growth in Information Technology, 2013

For more information, please click : Brief Bio Tu Chen 7-12-2018


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