Prior to co-founding Vango, Dr. Tan was president and CEO of Analutions, Inc., a design service company in CA, USA. He provided analog and mixed-signal design services to international big corporations such as MediaTek and TI. Prior to that, Dr. Tan worked as design director for GlobeSpan, NJ, USA. He was instrumental in establishing the mixed-signal design division and strategizing DSL products at the then start-up company. He designed several mixed-signal chips for GlobeSpan, which eventually made GlobeSpan the number 1 DSL chip company. Before joining GlobeSpan, he worked at Ericsson’s R&D center in Sweden where he was in charge of mixed-signal activities, and taught mixed-signal design at Linköping University, Sweden. He was accredited the youngest professor at Linköping University by a local newspaper. Dr. Tan was an accomplished mixed-signal designer and researcher. He holds 25 US patents, has written 3 books and book chapters, and published over 60 papers. He is a senior member of IEEE since 1998 and was an editor for IEEE and received IEEE outstanding service award.
Dr. Tan received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. Degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and Ph. D. from Linkoping University, Sweden in 1994.
Prior to joining Vango in 2014, Dr. Tzou was president and CEO of Q-Silicon Technologies Corp., a flash controller design company at Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Tzou was involved in the development of the Homeplug AV2 international standard at the time of Trendchip Technologies Corp., Taiwan. He served as a director of R&D department and coordinator of the xDSL projects at Trendchip during the period of 2001-2010, responsible for the design and development of ADSL/VDSL algorithms, digital chip architecture, and DSP firmware. The ADSL/VDSL chipsets, which was completed and mass-produced, has been certified by rigorous telecommunication-grade laboratory in many countries, shipped over 30 countries and 45 telecommunications companies. Dr. Tzou has accumulated rich experience in digital communication product design and development, helped Trendchip become a leader in the ADSL/VDSL field and made outstanding contributions for Trendchip to successful IPO. He holds 12 U.S. patents and many other national patents. He majored in communication theory, digital signal processing and digital wired/wireless communication IC design.
Dr. Tzou received his B.B.S.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and received his Ph.D. degree of E.E. from University of Southern California, USA, 1993.
Mr. Liu has over 25 years experiences in technical sales, business development, and management for semiconductor chips and components, with expertise at helping semiconductor companies and semiconductor startup companies to establish & expand teams and foster rapid growth of sales by penetrating existing markets and creating new markets. Mr. Liu has been in senior management positions include VP of Sales at Solantro Semiconductor, VP of APAC Sales at RFaxis, Inc., VP of Business Development at Gateway Business Development Group, VP of Sales & Marketing of Asia/Japan at MEMSIC. He also held other management positions at ChipWrights Inc. and Nxtwave Communication in US. In addition, Mr. Liu has held management positions in China for 2 big US Semiconductor companies --- Texas instruments and National Semiconductor and helped them successfully build local teams to enter Chinese market in early 90’s. He was a key member of MEMSIC management team in its NASDAQ IPO and also helped several companies for their strategic merge and acquisitions.
Mr. Liu received his B. Eng. and M. Eng. Degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1988 and 1991, and received his Master of Engineering Management from Tufts University, Mass, US in 2000.
Mr. Long has more than 30 year experience in finance, legal affairs, investment, and corporate governance. He has served in state-owned enterprises, foreign companies, and privately held high-tech companies. From 1994 to 2010, he worked for HUAWEI and experienced HUAWEI s growth from a few hundred people to more than 100,000 people. He has a deep understanding of the companys characteristics and lessons learned at various stages of development. He was the financial director and chief accountant of Huayuan, a subsidiary of HUAWEI in China, Beto HUAWEI in Russia, and HUAWEI in Brazil, and was responsible for the financial management of subsidiaries. Mr. Long has successively been responsible for corporate governance in several regions including HUAWEI CIS, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. He was mainly responsible for guiding the establishment of HUAWEI s global subsidiaries, overseas investment process construction, investment review, global subsidiary equity management, corporate governance, employee training and business models design, etc. He participated in the joint venture, cooperation and corporate governance projects between Bain Capital, Symantec, 3COM, Global Marine, IBM, PWC, PKMG and HUAWEI. He was twice awarded HUAWEI Gold Management Team member.
Mr. Long graduated from the Planning and Statistics Department of Shan Xi Finance and Economics University.