Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC) has elected Kenneth Kin to the board of directors of the company, effective January 19, 2009. Recently, Kin has retired as senior vice president of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC). He has also served in the roles of vice president, worldwide sales and services of IBM Microelectronics, vice president and director of operations for the Computer Group at Motorola Inc.

At TSMC, Kin was responsible for global sales, services and marketing. He served in various Sales and Marketing roles for several other Asia Pacific companies in the computing and telecommunications markets.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kin to the SMSC Board,” said Christine King, president and chief executive officer of SMSC. “The Asia market has become one of SMSC’s most important centers of focus and design opportunity. Ken’s broad expertise in sales, marketing and global logistics strategy will bring a highly valuable perspective as we execute on our global growth initiatives and seek to drive economies of scale in our supply chain.”

“I am excited to join this esteemed group of directors,” said Dr. Kin. “SMSC has made great strides in building its global presence, particularly with Asian customers, and this offers a unique opportunity for me to contribute to the Company’s initiatives to profitably expand in the region.”

Kin holds Ph.D. degree and an M.S. degree in nuclear engineering and applied physics from Columbia University in New York, and a B.S. degree from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.