OBITUARY

Steve Teh-ming Ou

December 17, 1933June 10, 2018

Daddy’s Obituary

Steve Teh-ming Ou of Laguna Woods CA, passed away June 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Fu-song Ou and Luan-ying Ou (Chen) in Nanjing, China. During WWII, he evacuated with his family to Chongqing then subsequently returned to Nanjing before migrating to Taipei, Taiwan. He graduated from the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University in 1953, then from National Cheng Kung University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1957. Steve was awarded a scholarship for graduate studies in the USA and completed his MS degree in electrical engineering at Oregon State University in 1964 with a dissertation on semiconductors. He began his career in the early days of the semiconductor industry first with Honeywell in Florida. In 1965, he moved to Dallas Tx, married Roxana Ou (Chiang) and began work at Texas Instruments and later co-founded Mostek in Dallas Tx. In 1971, he moved his family to San Jose CA where he assumed management positions at Advanced Micro Devices. In 1975, the Burroughs Corporation in San Diego CA recognized Steve for his talent and recruited him to be a director of engineering. As a well-known, well-liked, and well-respected industry leader, Steve’s management responsibilities steadily progressed, and he held CEO, senior management positions, and board positions at many electronic corporations, including Rockwell International in Los Angeles CA, Hyundai Electronics America Inc. in San Jose CA, Brooktree Corporation in San Diego CA, and G-link Technology between San Jose CA and Hsinchu, Taiwan. In addition, he served as an Advisor Board Director to many start-up microchip companies, including Silicon Data Inc. and Galvantech in San Jose CA. Steve was a part of a group of highly talented engineers who pioneered and shaped the semiconductor industry. Steve’s passions outside of work included fishing, basketball, ballroom dancing, mahjong, tennis, hiking, Mexican seafood, and traveling. As he mellowed with age, he was always laughing, smiling, and making new friends. The many friends and family members who Steve supported know him as a generous and loyal man. Steve is preceded in death by his sister, Yu-feng Ou. Steve is survived by his present wife, Randy Wang of Laguna Woods CA, his brother Teh-pei Ou of Sacramento CA, his sister Yu-shu Yang (Ou) of Laguna Woods CA, his son Alan C. Ou (Anita Das) of Atlanta GA, his daughter Lily Cosgrove (Mark) of San Jose CA, his grandchildren, Trevor and Devin Cosgrove of San Jose CA. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:00AM at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA. Please contact Randy Wang (949-981-4801), Alan C. Ou (858-210-1370), or Lily Cosgrove (408-761-5459) for more information.

Services

24 June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley

5600 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

24 June

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley

5600 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

24 June

Graveside Service

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley

5600 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

REMEMBERING

Steve Teh-ming Ou

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Chuck Woods

June 19, 2018

I will always remember Steve as the man that believed in me and hired me at Brooktree. There, I had my dream job, which also became for me and I'm sure others our second family. Steve would brighten any day with his smile.

Mike Mitchell

June 19, 2018

Steve was one of the happiest people I've ever met, he brightened many a stressful day.

Mayfair Yang

June 19, 2018

My whole family is greatly indebted to Uncle Steve. He (and Aunt Roxanna) were so generous in opening their home to me and my sister Miami, then only 14 and 16 years old. He enabled us to enter the U.S. when we were in high school. He and Roxanna took good care of us, introducing us to American culture and society, enrolling us in high school, and taking us out on trips to the beach, public parks, shopping, and San Francisco. He also had his mother, our grandmother stay with him, and this just shows his generosity. Later, after we moved out, my mother and my younger sister Mary also benefitted from his hospitality and stayed with him too. Uncle Steve was a kind and cheerful man, who, despite his demanding work in Silicon Valley, was also involved in the domestic sphere, participating in family outings, entertaining at home, and even in cooking. I remember he made excellent smoked duck with a contraption he assembled in his garage. I wish him peace in the other world.

Paula Lanese

June 18, 2018

Steve played an enormous role in my career. He gave me an opportunity to make a change that ended up with my becoming a Brooktroid, one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. He was such a good man and I considered him a friend long after our career paths went different ways. He will be missed.

Janet Sapida

June 18, 2018

I first met Steve when I was 17 yrs old, I would work part time on the Brooktree test floor on weekends to earn extra money. On Monday mornings he would stop by in the Brooktree Accounting dept. where I worked Mon - Fri and he would pat me on the back and tell me what a good job I did over the weekend testing parts. He had a way of making you feel good about yourself and always had a smile on his face. Years later whenever I would see him, he would still have that wonderful smile and be so happy to see me. I wish there were more people on this earth like Steve, a kind word, a meaningful gesture .......what a wonderful place this would be. Steve, you will be missed!