Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 7, 2002

Young Sohn – Oak Technology Inc (oakt)

YOUNG K. SOHN is Chairman and CEO of Oak Technology, Inc. Before joining Oak, Mr. Sohn was President of the Enterprise and Personal Storage Group, a $4 billion revenue organization at Quantum Corporation. Prior to Quantum, Mr. Sohn spent 10 years at Intel Corporation as Marketing Director of Worldwide Channel Marketing, Business Unit Manager of the PC chipset business, and earlier, as Product Marketing Manager for the Microprocessor Group. Mr. Sohn is a Board member of Hynix Semiconductor (previously Hyundai Electronics Industries), PLX Technology, Massachusetts High Technology Council, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is also President of the AAMA (Asian American Manufacturers Association), which has members from over 500 companies in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Sohn holds a BSEE degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management Profile
TWST: Could we begin with an overview of the company?

Mr. Sohn: Oak is fundamentally a silicon and software provider for the

digital media market. Oak is taking advantage of key