President Kuan Leads a Delegation to Visit Outstanding Alumni at Silicon Valley
NTU President Chung-Ming Kuan (管中閔), Executive Vice President Chiapei Chou (周家蓓), and NTU Alumni Center Director Ning Liu (劉寧) paid a special visit to alumni Stanley Wang (王大壯) and Fermi Wang (王奉民) at Silicon Valley in California, the United States on July 17, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to extend NTU’s gratitude to the two outstanding alumni and present specially designed appreciation plaques to them, in recognition of their contributions and service to their alma mater.
Stanley Wang graduated from NTU’s Department of Business Administration in 1965. He founded his business in the US 40 years ago. Pantronix, the company he established, is a globally renowned corporation specialized in advanced semiconductor and photonic device packaging and testing. Wang has been a long-term supporter of academic research at NTU, and has provided students with scholarships. Besides dedicating himself to his company, Stanley Wang also considers it his corporate responsibility to contribute to education in the US as well as Taiwan. He was touched by President Kuan’s visit and said that he would be happy to continue supporting NTU.
Fermi Wang graduated from NTU’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1985. After getting his PhD from Columbia University in 1991, Wang founded his company, Ambarella, in 2004. In 2016, he was recognized as an outstanding alumnus in the industry/commerce category by NTU. While in the US, President Kuan’s delegation visited Ambarella, as well. During the visit, they met with five alumni from NTU, all working at Ambarella, and were impressed by the synergy created by the NTU alumni. During his presentation, Fermi Wang introduced Ambarella, a fabless semiconductor design company that focuses on low-power, high-definition, and Ultra HD video compression, image processing, and computer vision processors. Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human and computer vision applications, including video security, autonomous driving, and robotics.
In addition to expressing NTU’s gratitude to its alumni, President Kuan also outlined NTU’s vision, its strategies to become more internationally connected, as well as plans to attract more international students. Executive Vice President Chou also encouraged NTU alumni to work closely with the University, and expressed hopes that they may support NTU students by giving them the opportunity to study abroad as exchange students. Fermi Wang said that he would be happy to provide NTU students with internship opportunities at his companies in the US and Taiwan. He also offered to provide scholarships for NTU students.
The NTU delegation’s visit to Silicon Valley gave the delegation members a chance to witness the success of NTU alumni in the US, and they were most impressed by how attached the outstanding alumni were to Taiwan and NTU!