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Vice President, Foundry Marketing

Location: San Jose, California
Job Category: Marketing

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Job Title:  Sr. Director, Foundry Marketing


Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI), based in San Jose, California, is a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Ltd. We provide the widest range of memory, logic, storage devices, LED components and LCD/OLED panels to enhance the user experience in home entertainment, mobile devices, lighting and computing. SSI has advanced R&D labs focused on product design and research in memory, displays, logic, image sensors, and mobile technologies. 

High performance computing and networking have been going through rapid transformation due to the explosive growth in cloud datacenter and automotive electronics. This growth has been driving increasing needs for innovative and integrated ASIC services and solutions. Samsung Foundry is expanding ASIC Engineering to support this needs in North America.

Job Description:


This position will lead DSA Foundry Marketing as part of the Foundry Marketing and Business Development organization. The overall responsibilities will include technology marketing, ecosystem marketing, applications marketing, and Mar-com, with full focus on growing Samsung’s Foundry customer base, expanding into new growth market segments, and above all increasing Samsung Foundry’s revenue and market share in North America. For technology marketing, the primary responsibilities are to (1) drive SEC’s foundry technology road map and platform definitions by gathering and providing insightful customer feedback and market intelligence, and (2) promote Samsung’s technologies and platforms to customers. For ecosystem marketing, the primary responsibilities are to (1) gather DSA customers’ ecosystem needs, ecosystem business and working models, and drive overall SEC foundry ecosystem plans, and (2) promote Samsung’s ecosystem capabilities and readiness to customers. For applications marketing, the primary responsibilities are to (1) identify growth applications and/or industry segments and develop business plans to influence decisions on whether to target any applications/segments for foundry business development, and (2) gain in-depth technical knowledge and business understanding of selected applications/segments and consequently develop business strategies and necessary technology and ecosystem requirements, and (3) participate in Foundry Forum, customer specific Tech Days, industry conferences and events, and analyst/press relations and briefings.


Additionally, the position plays a key role in developing and executing DSA Foundry’s business strategies.

  • The successful candidate is expected to have solid understanding of foundry technologies, business processes and practices, and semiconductor industry landscape.
  • The candidate will have continuous interactions at various levels with both the Foundry headquarters in Korea and customers and partners.
  • The candidate will develop and manage a team of competent marketing professionals.




  • Technology Marketing
  • Ecosystem Marketing
  • Application/segment Marketing
  • Mar-com
  • Foundry business strategies
  • Manage Foundry Marketing team

Required Skills:

  • BS/BE minimum
  • Minimum 10 years of semiconductor industry experience, with direct exposure to semiconductor process technologies, foundry business and/or operations, ecosystem and supply chains, ASIC and fabless semiconductor development models and cycles, key applications such as mobile, datacenter, automotive, etc.
  • Experience in developing business plans.
  • Familiarity with advanced logic process nodes highly preferred; demonstrated experience in Marketing. Highly passionate and energetic.
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and presentation skills.
  • Documents(Word processing, Power Points), Spreadsheet, email
  • Frequent customer and partner visits. Domestic and international travel.


Preferred Skills:


  • MS and/or MBA highly preferred.


Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.


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