Dr. Hua Younan received his Ph. D degree in Physics from National University of Singapore in 1994. He currently serves as a Vice-President/Chief Operation Officer in WinTech Nano-Technology Service Pte Ltd (Singapore), which is a worldwide leading analytical services company. Dr Hua's professional background includes services in both technical and management positions. From 1995 to 2013, he served at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore (formerly Chartered Semiconductor) as a Quality Director with experience in quality assurance and failure analysis (including SEM/EDX, FIB, TEM, D-SIMS, TOF-SIMS, Auger, XPS, FTIR, AFM, XRD, VPD/ICP-MS, GC-MS, IC, etc.).
Before joining Chartered Semiconductor/GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dr Hua served at the National University of Singapore and Nanjing Institute for 13 years. In total, he has more than 35 years of working experience in material science, engineering research, failure analysis for semiconductor and wafer fab. He has published more than 300 technical papers and filed 5 patents.
Dr Hua has conducted deep theoretical studies in FA techniques in semiconductor and wafer fab, microchip Al bondpad corrosion and eliminating solutions, chemical deprocessing techniques and elimination of Si crystalline defects, energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis, X-ray fluorescence analysis and surface analysis (Auger, XPS and SIMS etc.). He has developed the latest new FA flow of GOI failure, in which several FA techniques (including EFA, chemical FA and surface FA) are combined to use for root cause identification of GOI failure and greatly improve FA success rate and reduce overall FA turnaround time and cost.
Dr Hua is a member of National University of Singapore Consultative Committee (MSE, 2017-2108); Co-supervisor of Ph.D students with Singapore EDB-WinTech-NUS/NTU/SUTD IPP Platform and IEEE IPFA International Conference Organizing Committee Member/Co-Chair (2012, 2014 and 2016). He is Vice-president of Jiangsu Association (Singapore) and is enthusiastic about social welfare and charitable activities in Singapore.