Young Way Liu is the CEO of Foxconn and serves on its board of directors.
Before being named CEO in July 2019, Young has been the chairman of Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company since February 2019. He was the General Manager of Foxconn Semiconductor Business Group from 2016 to 2019. In addition, he served in a number of executive positions at Foxconn, including the Chairman of Socle, an IC design service company, the General Manager of tablets products and the Special Assistant of Terry Gou.
Prior to joining Foxconn, Young was the General Manager of PTC, an audio IC design company in 2003.
Previous to his work at PTC, Young founded ITEX, an ADSL IC design company in 1997 and ITE, a northbridge and southbridge IC design company located in Silicon Valley in 1995. In 1994, he sold YoungMicro, a motherboard brand company founded in 1988 to Foxconn Technology Group.
Young earned an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California in 1986 and a B.S. degree in Electrophysics from National Chiao Tung University in 1978.
Foxconn is primarily an original design manufacturer and its clients include major American, European, and Japanese electronics and information technology companies. Notable products that the company manufactures include the BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
Foxconn has been involved in several controversies relating to how it manages employees in China, where it is the largest private employer.