Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 26, 1999

Henry C. Yuen – Gemstar International Group (gmst)

HENRY C. YUEN is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemnstar International Group Limited. He invented the VCR Plus+ and co-founded Gemstar in 1989. Prior to the founding of Gemstar, Mr. Yen was a research scientist and Technical Fellow at TRW, Inc., and held faculty positions at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Yuen was the 1996 National Entrepreneur of the Year, 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year - Los Angeles Region, and 1990 Business Week Entrepreneur of the Year. He was the recipient of the 1991 Best Product of the Year Award from the EIA, and 1991 Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. Mr. Yuen holds a B.S. (Mathematics) from the University of Wisconsin, a Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) from the California Institute of Technology, and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. Mr. Yuen has over 70 published scientific papers, 25 issued patents, and over 100 pending patents. Mr. Yuen is a member of the State Bar of California. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Gemstar,

your history, products, services, customers, those kinds of things


Mr. Yuen: Gemstar was formed about nine years