Peter Chu

Mr. Peter Chu

Manager, Advanced Technologies,The Boeing Company
Member, ECE Board of Advisors

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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Dr. Peter Chu is Manager of Advanced Technologies for Electronic Products, a Shared Integrated Product Team within Space & Intelligence Systems, a business unit of The Boeing Company located in El Segundo, California.  He is responsible for coordinating a wide range of development efforts including photonics, laser communications, specialized test equipment, and special projects.  He is also New Business lead for Electronic Products and oversees various business development activities.  He has been involved in a broad range of technologies and has had a broad range of project management experience. 

    Dr. Chu started his career working semiconductor materials and devices.  He was a III-V “bandgap” engineer growing material starting with chemical vapor deposition and eventually with molecular beam epitaxy as well as fabricating devices.  He gradually expanded into process engineering for MMIC fabrication.  He was responsible for the transition of a 0.
    25mm pHEMT process from development into manufacturing.  He eventually became Head of Fab Process Engineering for Hughes Aircraft’s GaAs Operations, a Gallium Arsenide MMIC foundry located in Torrance, CA.  In this role, he was responsible for the delivery of hundreds of thousands of MMICs, overseeing both development and sustaining engineering in the foundry. After transitioning to Hughes Space & Communications (later to become Boeing Satellite Systems) he worked on single event effects on SiGe and InP BiCMOS technologies.  He then became Manager of the Optical Communications Activity at BSS overseeing the development of advanced photonics and laser communications systems.  At the end of 2010 he transitioned to become Manager of Advanced Technologies.

    He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1982, and his M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.  He holds four U.S. patents in HBT, PHEMT, and photonic technologies, and has published more than 30 papers.