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Leadership 2021-08-17T20:51:48+00:00

Li Yajun

Chairman and CEO, V-Silicon Semiconductor (Hefei)

Mr. Li Yajun serves as CEO and Chairman of the Joint Venture,  V-Silicon Semiconductor Hefei. He received a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School. Mr. Li used to work in the Finance Department of the Design Institute of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the CFO of Datang Unionchip Technology, and the Managing Partner/Vice President of Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment. He has nearly 30 years of investment and senior management experience in the semiconductor industry. He has held senior management positions in the central enterprises for a long time. Financial and industrial background, with deep resources and personal connections in the communications and semiconductor fields.

The case of the privatization of Montage Technology initiated and led by Mr. Li won the “Best Chinese Concept Stock Privatization Award” in the Golden Whistle Award for China’s Cross-border Investment M&A by Morning Watch Group in 2014, and Qing Ke Group’s 2019 China Equity Investment Annual Conference “2019 China The Most Influential VC/PE Supporting IPO Case.” Mr. Li has also received personal awards such as “China’s Top Ten Buyers” by Morning Whistle Group and “Golden Finance Elite Investor” by Shanghai Securities News.

Thinh Tran

Director, V-Silicon Semiconductor (Hefei)

Chairmain and CEO, V-Silicon Inc.

Mr. Tran, with a long history of innovations, founded V-Silicon in February 2018 to serve the Smart TV market and deliver best-in-class picture and audio quality.

In March 2018, Mr. Tran purchased all Sigma Designs’ TV/STB assets, products and IP portfolio and in  December 2018, Mr. Tran established  a Joint Venture in China,  V-Silicon Semiconductor (Hefei), together with local investors,  to expand its market to Asia.

Mr. Tran was previously the Founder of Sigma Designs where he served as Chairman and CEO since its inception in 1982.  Under Mr. Tran’s leadership, the Company grew from a small start-up to a global multibillion-dollar publicly traded NASDAQ company , weathering the many ups and downs of the industry, economy, and rapid changes in technology.  Mr. Tran has played an integral role in transitioning the business from solutions for personal computer displays to solutions for consumer appliances in the smart home.

Mr Tran also has extensive experience raising capital, executing M&A transactions, and providing guidance to many start-ups. Mr. Tran received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and his M.S.E.E. from Stanford University in 1975.

Linda Nie

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Nie has more than 25 years of financial accounting and senior management experience dealing with financial budgets, planning, forecasting, analysis, tax planning and problem solving both in China and UK. She has good understanding of both US GAAP and IAS and is fluent English speaking. Before joining V-Silicon, Ms. Nie managed all China Finance and HR functions at Mycronic since 2013. Mycronic is Swedish high-tech company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm stock markets.  Prior to Mycronic, Linda served as CFO of Emile Tech Co. and Finance Controller of mInfo Tech Co. Ms. Nie has an Accounting degree from China Petroleum University, MSc in International Accounting & Finance from Cass Business School, City University (London).

Erwin Bellers

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bellers has more than 25 years of professional experience in video signal processing covering research, development, and team management. He has been key in the development of many successful video algorithms including de-interlacing, motion estimation and motion compensation technology, 2D local dimming, noise reduction, sharpness enhancement, high dynamic range processing, and many more. Prior to V-Silicon, he was a Fellow at Sigma Designs and responsible for video innovation technology leading the team to develop best-in-class video quality algorithms. Prior to Sigma Designs Dr Bellers has been in various positions including director, senior principle, senior video architect and research scientist at Trident Microsystems, NXP Semiconductors, Philips Semiconductors and Philips Research respectively. Dr Bellers received his MSEE degree from University of Twente, the Netherlands, and his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Alan Chiang

Senior Executive VP

Mr. Chiang has 30 years of experiences in the semiconductor and high technology industry. Before joining V-Silicon, he was General Manager at UTStarcom, North America. Before that, he was the Chief Operation Officer at Kiwi-Image which is a fabless design company in Shanghai, China and he managed both sales and operation teams, Senior Director of Program Management at UMC USA for semiconductor foundry business, Senior Director of Program Management at Trident Inc. and Pixelworks Inc.  for supporting worldwide TV leading customers from design to mass productions. Mr. Chiang received BSEE from University of Chinese Culture University in Taiwan and MSEE from University of Southern California.

Richard Liang

SVP of Hardware Engineering

Dr. Liang has more than 20 years of industry experience in the field of image/video processing and chip development.  Before joining V-Silicon, he served as R&D Director of video processing group in Trident Microsystems and Sr. Director of engineering in Sigma Designs respectively. He led the team to develop world-leading video processing IP and TV SoC chips, which are widely used in 1st tier TV brands including Sony, Samsung and Vizio. Dr. Liang graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a bachelor’s degree; and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

 

Bob Cao

VP of  Marketing

Mr. Cao has been working in the field of multimedia chips for more than 20 years, and is familiar with the marketing management process, has rich marketing and sales experience, and has a forward-looking market strategic vision.

Mr. Cao received his Bachelor’s degree from Donghua University and Master’s degree from Tongji University. Before joining V-Silicon, he was Marketing Director of the display product line of Hisilicon, Marketing Director of the Asia Pacific region of Trident, Senior Marketing manager of Microtune. Under his leadership, successfully defining several smart 8K/4K/FHD series products, breaking through Sharp /Philips /Hisense /Skyworth and other global TV makers, achieving remarkable results. He was responsible for the product planning and market development of TCON and Driver products and successfully introduced mass production in BOE /CSOT /PANDA and other panel manufacturers.

Quinn Wang

VP of R&D

Mr. Wang has more than 20 years experience in software platform design and chip architecture design in multimedia chip industry .

Before joining v-silicon, Mr. Wang was the R&D director of Trident microsystems and sigma designs. He led the team to successfully achieve mass production of TV SOC in global customers such as Samsung, Sony, Philips, Vestel, Vizio and Roku. He was the senior R&D director of RDA, and led the team to realize the mass production of TV SOC in CVT. He used to be the R&D vice president of Kiwi-image and the general manager of Hi-image AI SOC product line. He led the team to realize mass production of TCON in CSOT, BOE, Panda, HKC and other customers, and completed the design and tape-out of high-end MCU, 8K PQ SOC and other chips. Mr. Wang obtained bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central South University.