"We're excited to have Dr. Ken Chang join Ayar Labs to lead our growing engineering organisation", stated Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Ayar Labs. "Ken has decades of experience in bringing high speed I/O products to market as well as leading and growing world class engineering organisations. He joins Ayar Labs at a seminal moment as the industry prepares to transition to in-package optical I/O to meet growing workload demands and maintain Moore's Law scaling."
"I believe that silicon photonics is critical for the advancement of high-performance interconnects", stated Dr. Chang. "Ayar Labs has pioneered much of the technology for in-package optical I/O through its development of micro-ring resonator-based electro-optical chiplets that deliver the bandwidth density and energy efficiency in cost effective 2,5/3D packaging solutions to make this future a reality. I am excited to join this very talented and energetic team to bring these transformative innovations to market."
Dr. Chang, an IEEE fellow since 2018, brings a wealth of industry and research experience to Ayar Labs. He has authored or co-authored over 50 technical papers in ISSCC, VLSI, A-SSCC, and JSSC in the area of chip-to-chip interfaces and chip-to-memory. He is also active in the IEEE community and recently served as the technical programme chair and co-chair of the VLSI Circuit Symposium in 2018 and 2017, respectively, and served on the Technical Programme Committee since 2009. He also served on the Technical Programme Committee of ISSCC from 2011-2016 and CICC from 2008-2010.
Dr. Chang holds a B.S degree from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering.