Dr. Huh is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Mitus which he founded in 2007. He is Chairman of System Semiconductor Forum of Korea, Vice Chairman of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association, a senior member of National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), and a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Council of GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance).
He has a wide breadth of experience in the semiconductor industry, serving as founding CEO of MagnaChip, Executive VP and General Manager of System IC of Hynix, Senior VP and CTO of Hyundai Electronics America, and VP of Computer Systems Business at Samsung Electronics where he led RISC CPU development in alliance with Hewlett Packard. Prior to that, Dr. Huh led the research on VLSI design automation and verification at the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems.
Dr. Huh received his Ph.D. from Stanford, M.S. from KAIST, and B.S. from Seoul National University, all in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Tan is founder and chairman of Walden International, a leading venture capital firm managing $2 billion. He concurrently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He also serves on the Boards of Ambarella Inc., Inphi Corporation, and others. Mr. Tan's focus is primarily in industries relating to semiconductor/components, alternative energy, and digital media. During his tenure at Walden, he has made investments in Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Corporation; Ambarella, Inc., Aptina Imaging, Inc., Beceem Communications, Inphi Corporation, EnVerv, Inc., Silicon Mitus, Telegent Systems, Tilera Corporation, Premisys Communication, S3, Centillium, Endwave, Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc., Leadis Technology, Inc., Network Peripheral, and Unisem.
Mr. Tan received his B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore, his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Mr. Cho is a Managing Director in the Shanghai and Singapore offices of ePlanet Ventures and focuses on investments in consumer electronics in China and Korea. He has successfully led investments in Korea, including Point-I, Siliconfile, Moreens, Korea Bone Bank, Silicon Mitus and GMEMS. He also has been involved in investments in China including Baidu, Focus Media, Longcheer, Spreadtrum and Kong Zhong. Prior to joining ePlanet, Mr.Cho worked at Intervest as an Investment Manager and at Samsung Electronics where he accumulated over 10 years' experience in semiconductor, electronic components and modules, flat screen displays, consumer electronics, embedded software and various electronic hardware systems.
Mr. Cho holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering from Dongguk University, Seoul.
Dr. Ahn founded Leadis Technology in 2000 and served as Chief Executive Officer from the time of its formation until November 2005. During his tenure, Leadis was listed on NASDAQ in June 2004. Prior to forming Leadis, Dr. Ahn worked at National Semiconductor and Sharp Corporation in Japan. He subsequently joined the Semiconductor Business of Samsung Electronics and held several positions including Director of the Flash Memory Division and Director of Display Drivers Division.
Dr. Ahn holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University, an M.S. in Materials Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He also has an Executive MBA from the joint Tsinghua University/INSEAD program.
Dr. Kwon has been with Hanyang University as a professor since 1992, and also served as Provost and then Senior Vice President of the university. Dr. Kwon is President of the Korean Information Display Society (KIDS), a Fellow of the Society of Information Display and also Vice-President of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK). Previously, he was with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, from 1987 to 1992, where he led the development of multi-chip module (MCM) technologies and smart power integrated circuit technologies for automotive and flat panel display applications. He is very active in research in the area of driving circuits for high quality display, PMIC design, high speed interface circuits, analog front end for CMOS image sensor and bio-medical devices. He has published over 271 international journal and conference papers and holds more than 200 US patents.
Dr. Kwon received his BS from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 1978, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1986 and 1988, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Lee is the former CFO of Gmarket, the largest e-commerce company in Korea. During his tenure, Gmarket completed its NASDAQ listing in 2006, and was eventually acquired by eBay in 2009. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with Credit Suisse and Citigroup. Currently, he is a start-up investor in Korea and Silicon Valley. He is also co-founder and CEO of D3 Jubilee, a boutique consulting firm, fostering social entrepreneurship and impact investing. He works actively in the area of angel-investing in Seoul and the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on web/mobile based innovative business models.
Mr. Lee received his B.S. in Management from Seoul National University and M.S. in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK.