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Fuller Trustee to be Honored with Imec 2023 Lifetime of Innovation Award

Fuller Theological Seminary is proud to announce that one of its trustees, Lip-Bu Tan, will receive the Imec 2023 Lifetime of Innovation Award. Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, will present the award to Tan at a ceremony at ITF World in Antwerp, Belgium, on May 16-17, 2023. Tan, who is the current Executive Chair of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, has made significant contributions to the chip industry and is a respected entrepreneur known for his track record in building and managing tech companies.

The Lifetime of Innovation Award recognizes game changers in the semiconductor industry, and past recipients include Silicon Valley legend Dr. Gordon Moore, creator of the famous Moore’s law theory, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Luc Van den hove, CEO of Imec, said, “We are grateful for [his] tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

David Emanuel Goatley, President of Fuller Theological Seminary, also commented on Tan’s recognition: “As a trustee of Fuller Theological Seminary, Lip-Bu Tan has been a tireless advocate for our mission to provide a biblically grounded, academically rigorous theological education that prepares leaders for service and ministry throughout the world. His dedication to education and research is evident in his work as a staunch supporter of education and research, and we are proud to have him as a member of our community. We congratulate him on this well-deserved award and are grateful for his continued service to our institution.”

The ceremony at ITF World will bring together over 2,000 semiconductor and deep tech executives to honor Tan’s contributions to the industry. Tan said, “I am deeply honored to receive imec’s Lifetime of Innovation Award, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the entire semiconductor community. This award is a testament to the collaborative spirit and tireless efforts of all those who have contributed to the advancement of the industry. I am proud to be part of a community that has made such a profound impact on the world, and I am humbled to be recognized among such esteemed colleagues. I look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of technology and driving innovation for years to come.”

Fuller Theological Seminary congratulates Lip-Bu Tan on this tremendous achievement and thanks him for his continued service and dedication to education and research.