Dr. Roawen Chen is currently Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Qualcomm. In this role, Roawen oversees the worldwide operations including supply chain management, silicon and package technology, quality and reliability, module engineering, procurement, and Asia operation functions for Qualcomm semiconductor business. He has overall responsibility for driving the global supply chain to support $20 billions annual revenue, the largest one in fabless semiconductor industry.
Roawen is an experienced leader in semiconductor industry with diversified background in playing leading roles in multiple functions. In addition to his strong technical depth, he has proven experience in building fabless global supply chains and driving large organization to support high volume production. Prior to Qualcomm, Roawen was Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, Roawen held a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Computing business unit and Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity business unit, during his tenure in Marvell.
Prior to Marvell, Roawen held technical and business positions at Intel and TSMC-US. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He served the Board of Directors at Global Semiconductor Associations and a number of non-profitable organizations.