Changhae Park is senior vice president and chief IP officer at NXP Semiconductors and is based in Austin, Texas. In this role he leads all aspects of IP matters including IP creation, IP counseling and IP monetization. Prior to this he was head of IP monetization at NXP and chief IP officer at Freescale Semiconductor.
Dr. Park began as a research engineer in the semiconductor industry and has an extensive technical background in semiconductor design, manufacturing and applications. He held several technical and managerial positions with Cypress Semiconductor and Motorola Semiconductor before completing an MBA program and becoming the head of a Motorola R&D organization. His career in IP monetization started while he was running the R&D organization and he was initially focused on technology transfer and licensing. This eventually led him to an expanded role of managing all licensing businesses in Motorola Semiconductor and later Freescale Semiconductor. He has led numerous IP monetization campaigns and generated close to $2 billion from a number of deals with major corporations in the semiconductor and electronics industries around the world.
Dr. Park is originally from South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea, his master’s and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MBA from Arizona State University.