Chin Dae-je

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Chin Dae-je
Revised RomanizationJin Daeje
McCune–ReischauerChin Tae-je

Chin Dae-je is a South-Korean businessman and former politician. He was born on January 20, 1952 in Uiryeong, South Gyeongsang Province.

He attended Gyeonggi High School and then studied Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University (B.S. and M.S.), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.S.) and Stanford (Ph.D). From 1985 he worked for Samsung, and served as president of their Digital Media Business from 2000-2003.

He became Minister of Information and Communication in February, 2003.

He resigned from the government in early 2006, and ran for the governorship of Gyeonggi Province on the ruling Uri Party ticket. However he lost to Kim Moon-soo, the candidate of Grand National Party, as part of the widespread electoral revolt against the incumbent ruling party. He was however the only candidate to collect more than 30% of the votes by a ruling Uri-party candidate in all of the contests in the whole nation, except Governor Kim Wan-ju of Jeollabukdo.

He gave a plenary talk at International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), 2005.

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