Po-Yen Lu

Po-Yen Lu

Po-Yen Lu

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

Partner, CID Group

PhD 82

Po-Yen Lu received his PhD in 1982 under the guidance of Professor R.C. Alkire. 

Immediately after completing his PhD, Lu embarked on a career at Bell Laboratories. In 1995, Lu answered the call from the Taiwanese government to establish the LCD industry in Taiwan.

Lu was the initiator of the LCD project at Acer Display, which later merged to become AUO Corp. He assumed the position of Executive Vice President, during which he managed the operations and R&D of AUO, a $10 billion company. Lu made significant contributions to AUO’s growth during his tenure, contributions that were recognized not only by colleagues in the technology sector, but also by the government. In 2003, Lu received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy.

In 2010, Lu took the role as Chairman of a small (45 person) company in Taiwan. Through his leadership, product technology advancement, and exceptional team work, the company became a prominent compound semiconductor epi house. It became a “unicorn” company during its Initial Public Offering in 2015.

Lu is currently a Partner at a venture capital company. He continues to apply his technical background and management experience to support his portfolio companies.