semiconductor experience accumulated while operating Silicon
Image Co., I intend to make GCT Semiconductor a world-class
company in this field."
Lee Ki-sub maintains that the highest productivity in the
world can be achieved by grafting the Korean people's unique
passion to the American venture system. The president of Global
Communication Technology (GCT) Semiconductor Inc. recently
entered the limelight by unveiling Bluetooth chips made of
a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes
with RF and modem functions.
After leaving one of Korea's big conglomerates, Lee helped
establish Silicon Image in the US in 1995. In 1998, he inaugurated
GCT, a telecommunications semiconductor company. He was joined
in the enterprise by Dr. Lee Kyung-ho, who had led the development
of 'Panel Link' technology at Silicon Image, which became
the global standard in digital interfaces between FPD monitors
and mainframe PCs. GCT's engineers are mostly graduates of
Seoul National University's graduate engineering school, so
it is clear that the company has world-class technological
"Our company is armed with specialized manpower in 3
fields¡ªanalog, digital and communication. As a result, we
have unrivaled competitiveness in our major business segment
(wireless telecommunications, including Bluetooth and IMT-2000
WLL). At SOVC 2000 (IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuit 2000) in
Hawaii last June, we announced RF-CMOS technology for direct
conversion, which generated an intense amount of attention
worldwide. Based on this achievement, we are now collaborating
with prestigious multinationals to develop new products,"
Full-fledged efforts to explore foreign markets will be made
from early next year, when the firm's on-going joint-development
projects will be completed.