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Distinguished Engineer Photo: Keh-Shew Lu, Ph.D.
Keh-Shew Lu, Ph.D.

Keh-Shew Lu, Ph.D.

Distinguished Engineer



Electrical Engineering, B.S. – 1973


Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. – 1977



At Time of Nomination in 1996

Keh–Shew Lu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1969 from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, R.O.C. He then came to Texas Tech University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1977.

For many years, Dr. Lu has had an impressive career with Texas Instruments, Inc. His responsibilities have been varied, beginning with his work as department manager of the Mixed Signal Systems Department, Linear Division, from 1985 to 1991. In this position, he was responsible for profit and loss of data acquisition, telecommunications, and speech synthesis product lines. Dr. Lu was promoted to vice president and division manager of the Linear Products Division, Semiconductor Group, in 1991.

His most significant achievement to date came when he was appointed president of Texas Instruments Asia in 1994. Dr. Lu has overall responsibility for TI’s activities in Asia. He oversees eight manufacturing plants, a software development, and a product design center. In addition, he is in charge of marketing, service, and design centers in the Asia–Pacific region. His operation consists of more than 13,000 employees, and he is directly responsible for more than $2,000M in revenue in 1995.

Service activities are a major part of Dr. Lu’s life. He serves on the Texas Tech Department of Electrical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Area Chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, an organization for which he has been chairman of the Board of Directors and president. He also has been active with the National Council of the Chinese Institute of Engineering. He was the national president of this organization in 1991 and now serves as advisor.

Dr. Lu has received numerous awards for his dedication to the engineering profession. He is a member of the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Academy. In addition, in 1995, he received the National Asian American Corporate Achievement Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Southern California Chinese Computer Association. He also was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement and Contributions Award from the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineering. The North Texas Cheng Kung University Alumnus Association in Dallas named him Outstanding Alumnus in 1994. That same year, he received the Role Model Award from the Chinese Initiative of Texas Instruments, Inc., in Dallas.

Dr. Lu and his wife, Oan–Yu Lu, and two children reside in Taipei, Taiwan.

Texas Tech University is very pleased to bestow upon Keh–Shew Lu the designation of DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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