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Publicly listed SFA Semicon Philippines Corp. (Trading Symbol: SSP), a global outsourced semiconductor assembly and test company, announced that Joon Sang Kang has been elected the new chairman and president during the Board of Directors Meeting held on Dec. 26, 2018.
“I am pleased to accept the position as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of SSP,” Kang said upon his election during the board meeting, “and commit to making the Company perform better for the benefit of all stockholders.” He added that his familiarity and long experience with the Company’s operations and production management since its construction and start-up in 2010 will enable him to push its semiconductor assembly business to stronger recovery.
Kang takes over the position effective Jan. 1, 2019 from Byunggil Go, who, has been reassigned to SSP’s parent company SFA Semicon Corp. in Korea as manufacturing director.
An industrial engineering graduate, Kang has been with the company as production team head for six years since 2012 when SSP was then named Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines (PSPC). He was part of the original engineering team that designed and implemented the Phase 1 semiconductor assembly and packaging system under the Samsung Electronics (Korea) production agreement, which was forged under then parent STS Electronics.
Kang was temporarily assigned in SFA Korea in 2016 but he later took over his previous post as production team lead in February 2018. He was elected director during the company’s board of director’s meeting effective Mar.1, 2018. Previous to joining then PSPC, he served as production manager of Samsung Electronics (Korea) for 14 years.
During the board meeting, Seo, Minhoon, who is concurrently the utility team head of SSP, was elected director in place of Go. Joonsang Kang was also elected by the board to be the chairman of the board nominations committee.