This is the Fairchild Semikor (Semiconductor
Korea) in late 1960s. It was founded
in 1966. at Daebangdong, Seoul, as the first semiconductor manufacturing company
in Korea, 100% invested by the Fairchild Semiconductor in Mountain View,
D.I. worked at Semikor as one of the starting members (badge # 13)
from Dec. 66 through Feb. 70. He joined as a Training Supervisor at first. Then,
he was promoted to Industrial Engineer in two months and to Manufacturing
Engineering Manager again in 4 months. After working at Manufacturing
Engineering (Industrial Engineering & Training, Production Equipment
Maintenance, Facility and Safety) for almost two years, he was assigned to the Local Sales Manager for
little more than a year until he joined KMI in March 70.
Top Left :
Main gate of Semikor with factory building behind. Top Right
: Lyle Clevenger, General Manager, from whom D. I. leaned American
Management most. Bottom Left : D. I. and P.Y. Kim (Production
Control Section Manager) with the first local sale order sheet from customer (D.I.
took 95% of Korean transistor market orders competing with Motorola Korea in the
first year of local sales job). Bottom Right : Lieu
Silverstein, first Manufacturing Engineering Manager, whom D. I. reported at
first. He hard-trained D. I. for his job, promoted D. I. to his position, and
returned to U. S. in six months. D. I. learned American Operation including
Industrial Engineering from him.