Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Leader of American Communication Technology[Global Korean]

I have taken out the entire article from The Advance Technology Korea. This site is entirely based on the technological advancement of Korea and provides other related sources as well as cultural information too.





According to Dr. Jeong Hoon Kim, President of Bell Laboratories… "Developing technology is my mission."

(Seoul=Yonhap news) Reporter Kil-Hwan Wang= Bell Laboratories whose headquarters in New Jersey, America, is the world's best private research development institution that has led the communication technology innovation.
Established by AT&T in 1925 naming after Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of telephone, it has twenty nine thousand seven hundred active patents in the fields of telephone exchange, transistor, digital camera, optical cable, and telecommunication satellite technology.

Also, it has produced thirteen Nobel Prize winners, so a modifier "the Pride of America" follows its name. But the one who leads this laboratory is not an American, but a 1.5-generation Korean American.
President Jeong Hoon Kim (52), an outsider, was scouted as the head of Bell Labs for the first time in 2005. At that time, the laboratory even took the trouble of leaving the office of the president empty for three months in order to bring him.
His current title is 'President of Bell Labs and Corporate Strategy of Alcatel-Lucent." Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunication corporation, created when Lucent Technologies merged with France's Alcatel on equality, and has Bell Labs as its affiliated research institution. Last year in July, it has given President Kim the responsibility of establishing the company's strategy.

At the time when President Kim proceeded to his new post, Bell Labs had encountered a period of stagnation, not putting up a good show like in the past. Accordingly, he newly created a team that integrated technology and a venture team that invented products and launched them in the market, bringing about a wind of innovation.
The first outcome was to make 'network card' so that an outsider could not look at the information inside a laptop when one lost it. Next, it introduced "lightRadio,' which is the next-generation wireless network solution, and Super Virtual Conferencing technology.

Also, Bell Labs was in charge of playing a key role in 'Greentouch Consortium,' which was created by about fifty member companies in 2010 with the goal to improve the energy efficiency of communication network one thousand times more than the current.
The first outcome was to make 'network card' so that an outsider could not look at the information inside a laptop when one lost it. Next, it introduced "lightRadio,' which is the next-generation wireless network solution, and Super Virtual Conferencing technology.
Also, Bell Labs was in charge of playing a key role in 'Greentouch Consortium,' which was created by about fifty member companies in 2010 with the goal to improve the energy efficiency of communication network one thousand times more than the current.
President Kim had followed his parents to America, when he was in the eighth grade in 1975, and grew up in a poor village, Maryland. He studied as he worked in a convenient store at night and went to school during the day. He distinguished himself in mathematics and science and graduated his high school as the second top in the entire school.
Entering Johns Hopkins and majoring in Electronic Engineering, he acquired the Master of Technology Management in the same university and got the Doctor of Engineering in two years, which was the shortest period of time, from the University of Maryland.
In 1992, he established 'Yurie Systems,' a venture company, and he set out to developing Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communication technology device based on the fact that US combat planes had lost the enemy combat planes because they could not receive the data properly in Gulf War. At the same time, he scouted William Perry, former US Secretary of Defense, as a member of board of directors.
After putting a great deal of effort, President Kim succeeded in commercializing the ATM communication device in 1998 and hit the jackpot. The price for one ATM device went up to a hundred thousand dollars.
He sold this company to Lucent Technologies for over one billion dollars and rose to the ranks of the four hundred American wealthy people at the age of thirty eight. Instantly, he was scouted by Lucent Technologies and worked as a division president in the optical network division, and he taught at the University of Maryland since 2001.
Fulfilling his American Dream with the life motto, "Dream big and run toward it," he emphasizes, whenever he teaches, to students that everything is possible as long as they have will to do it, and that he is a living proof.
He advises to do the best in everything and that failure is a part of the process. He also advises to become a well-mannered person-> an educated person-> a talented person.
President Kim said that just like he had succeeded by establishing Yurie Systems, if he were to establish a company, he would choose the field of ICT as the first priority, and that he was interested in the fields of energy and bio because there were big assignments. He also said that he would continue to work in the field of technology even after completing his term in the office at Bell Labs, though the term was not decided.
Next, he added that he wanted to exert himself in solving the common problem that the ICT industry confronted by promoting cooperation on research between America and Korea for their development, sharing ideas with the interested parties who worked together in Korea, and learning.

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