Jason Hsuan Receives Distinguished Electrical and Computer Engineering Achievement Alumni Award

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Jonathan Chao, TPV Chairman and CEO Jason Hsuan, NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin

Polytechnic Institute of NYU recognized Dr. Jason Hsuan, chairman and CEO of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s biggest maker of PC monitors, with The Distinguished Electrical and Computer Engineering Achievement Alumni Award on Friday. Dr. Hsuan earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Polytechnic in 1975.

“Dr. Hsuan epitomizes our i-squared-e — invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — philosophy,” President Jerry M. Hultin said of the alumnus who explained that differentiating TPV’s business model from its competitors’ is at the root of its success. Under Dr. Hsuan’s leadership, TPV’s revenue grew tenfold from 1999 to 2005. The Taiwan headquartered company had a 33 percent market share for PC monitors in 2010, making it the world’s number one producer. It is also the third largest global LCD TV producer. TPV is listed on the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges and has plants in China, Poland, Brazil, and Mexico.

“It’s my honor to be here again and to be associated with Poly,” Dr. Hsuan said at an award reception where fellow alums, faculty, and current electrical and computer engineering students gathered to celebrate his accomplishments. He thanked his thesis advisor, Dr. Leonard Shaw, who was also in attendance. “Without Dr. Shaw I would not be here,” he sai. He also praised his wife for her support during his years as a PhD student.

Dr. Jonathan Chao, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who, like Dr. Hsuan grew up in Shanghai, said he was particularly impressed with Dr. Hsuan’s values as a business leader. Dr. Hsuan explained during a talk with students preceding the awards ceremony that to succeed professionally they must share the rewards of their achievements with employees and co-workers. Passion, he said, is also mandatory.