Chairman Tsai began his career serving as IC Design Manager for seven years at the Electronic Research & Service Organization (ERSO) in the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI); a national, leading technology research firm in Taiwan. During the next 14 years, he achieved various high-level executive positions at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). In 1994, he was made president of UMC’s Business Unit II, which produced chipsets for consumer and multimedia products. Three years later, the division was spun off and formed into what is now MediaTek. In 2004, Chairman Tsai started to lead founding of Andes Technology Cooperation(Andes), and kept being Chairman of Andes since its found up in 2005.
Over the course of his career, Chairman Tsai has been recognized by various awards and accolades for his achievements, including the ITRI Laureate Award, honorary doctoral degrees from National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award from National Taiwan University in Taiwan. In 2013, 2014, and 2016 Chairman Tsai was recognized as one of the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review. In 2015, MediaTek appeared on Forbes’ Global 2000, where Chairman Tsai was additionally named as the third top performing CEO from the list.
Chairman Tsai received a BSEE from the National Taiwan University and a MSEE from the University of Cincinnati.
President Lin started his career being as application engineer in United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) while UMC was an IDM with its own chip products, he experienced engineering, product planning, sales, and marketing jobs with various product lines in UMC. In 1995, after four years working on CPU chip product line as business director, he was transferred to UMC-Europe branch office to be its GM when UMC reshaped to do wafer foundry service, he lead UMC-Europe to migrate itself from selling IDM products to selling wafer foundry service.
In 1998, after 14 years working in UMC, President Lin switched job to work in Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday), he lead ASIC business development as starting, then on-and-off leading ASIC implementation, chip backend service, IP business development, industry relationship development (IR), as well as Faraday’s spokesperson, in 2004, he started to lead the CPU project spin off operation of Faraday.
President Lin became co-founder of Andes Technology Corporation (Andes) in 2005 when it was found up, he formally took position to be Andes’ President since 2006.
President Lin received BSEE degree of Electrophysics from the National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and MSEE degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. Under his management, Andes has been recognized as one of leading suppliers of embedded CPU IP in semiconductor industry. Andes also won the reputation of leading technology company with awards such like 2012 EE Times worldwide Silicon 60 Hot Startups to Watch, 2015 the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific award, etc.
In 2015, President Lin received accolade award of Outstanding Technology Management Performance, Taiwan, for his contribution to the high-tech industry.
CTO and Senior Vice President of Sales
Dr. Charlie Su is the first employee of Andes. He is in charge of product development and technical marketing. He spent over 12 years in the Silicon Valley with various technical and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Afara Websystems, C-Cube Microsystems, SGI/MIPS, and Intergraph. He made key contributions to several successful processors such as the Sun multi-core multi-threading Ultrasparc T1 and T2 processors, the C-Cube high-performance E-series MPEG media processors, the MIPS out-of-order R10K processor, and the Intergraph Clipper VLIW processor. Prior to starting Andes, he led the CPU and DSP development in Faraday Technology as Chief Architect.
Charlie obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Computer Science from National Tsing-Hua University, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
Vice President of Sales, Headquarters
Al Lin is a Sales VP in charge of business development in Asia and Europe for Andes. He owns 20 years of semiconductor industry experience, focused on foundry, design service and IP. Prior to join Andes, he was sales deputy director of Faraday. He started his career as RD engineer in UMC and served as RD manager when he joined Trecenti Technology in Japan.
Al received M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and B.S. in Electrophysics from Chiao-Tung University.
Senior Vice President of Andes Technology USA Corporation
Dr. Hsiao has an extensive background in the ASIC and IP industry. Prior to joining Andes, he worked at Kilopass Technology as the VP of Marketing. Dr. Hsiao previously held the General Manager position for Faraday Technology USA, where he spent several years in field application in various locations including Taiwan, Japan and USA. Dr. Hsiao worked at UC Santa Barbara as a visiting scholar prior to Faraday.
Emerson received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
AVP of Finance
Fiona Chou is AVP of Finance Division at Andes. She is responsible for managing the company’s global finance organizations and human resources. She joined Andes in 2005 and was promoted to her current role in 2009. Prior to Andes, she served as Finance Manager of Gemstone Communications, Inc., a silicon provider for broadband network connectivity worldwide. Prior to Gemstone, she served as Senior Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Taiwan.
Fiona received a BS degree in Accounting from Fu Jen Catholic University.
Paul Wang is General Counsel of Andes and has the responsibility of overseeing all legal and intellectual property matters, domestic and international, for Andes. Prior to Andes, he earned more than 15 years of experience in managing in-house IP and legal teams in the semiconductor IP industry. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer and Special Assistance to President at Faraday Technology Corporation. He also served as Vice Convener of Intellectual Property Committee for the Association of Industries in Science Parks in Taiwan.
Paul is studying in an Executive MBA program at National Chiao Tung University and holds a BA from National Taiwan University.