Program Director, Semiconductors Research
Soo Kyoum Kim is the Program Director of IDC's Semiconductors research program. He is responsible for in-depth analysis, evaluation, forecasting, and research of memory semiconductor areas such as DRAM and Flash.
Mr.Kim has more than twelve years of experience in the semiconductor industry as a field-sales person, and marketing & strategic planning analyst. His career includes a memory marketing manager position with Samsung Electronics. His work covered areas such as short-term and midterm strategic planning (one to five years), market sizing, customer/competitor analysis, memory supply/demand trends, and capacity and pricing trends. In addition, he has built and maintained relationships with members of the press at major semiconductor-related print media (including EBN, EN, Electronics Components and newspapers like the Asian Wallstreet Jounal), WSTS(Worldwide Semiconductor Trade Statistics), and with executives and planning managers at several semiconductor manufacturers and OEMs. He was an owner of semiconductor program in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Kim earned a M.B.A. degree in business administration (International Business) at Seoul National University in Korea.