O.C. Kwon | Cypress Semiconductor
Oh Chul Kwon
Prior to joining the Cypress board, Oh Chul Kwon was a member of the Spansion Inc. board of directors. Mr. Kwon is senior advisor to SK Hynix. Prior to his appointment to Spansion's Board of Directors, he served as an advisor to the Board. Mr. Kwon has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He has held many leadership positions in areas such as business development, finance, marketing, strategic planning and manufacturing. Before serving as advisor to SK Hynix, he was CEO of SK Hynix, and held several positions with Hyundai Electronics America and Hynix, including CEO. During his tenure at Hynix, he was elected as the chairman of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association. He also played an integral role in many initiatives critical to the company's business restructuring, recapitalization, strategic alliances and new business development. Most notable was his leadership of Hynix's entry into the NAND Flash market in collaboration with ST Micro and establishment the company's manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China, which now produces about half of the total DRAM output of SK Hynix.
Mr. Kwon served in the Korean Navy as finance officer for three years. He holds a bachelor's degree in international economics from Seoul National University.