NATEA Silicon Valley

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Rex Chen, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, President (2021)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2020)

Rex Chen has over 15 years of industry experience developing software and productizing mobile technologies including 3G/4G/5G at both system and application levels in the U.S.

  • Director of Strategic Business Development for 5G, LitePoint
  • Director of Engineering, Intel Senior Staff Engineer & Manager, Qualcomm
  • Product Engineer, Cisco Technical Consultant, Delphix
  • Industry Advisor, Taiwan Startup Stadium
  • Industry Advisor, Berkeley SkyDeck
  • Founder, Qualcomm Yoga Club
  • MS & Ph.D. Computer Science, UC Irvine

Joseph Chen, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2021)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2020)

Joseph Chen has over 15 years of experience in semiconductor business and technology development. 

  • Deputy ditrector at Chain Reaction, an Israeli startup working on Blockchain IC design and manufacturing
  • Technical Manager at TSMC North America
  • Sr. Consultant at PDF Solutions – Focused on foundry production yield
  • Sr. Technologist/Global Product Marketing Manager at Applied Materials
  • Sr. Process Integration Engineer at Spansion
  • Pioneered researcher in High-K/Metal Gate (HK/MG) process technology with authored 10+ publications in renowned journals and conferences
  • M.S. & Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Kari Wu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2021)

A rising star with proven progressive career growth and development track records in operational optimization and passion in promoting gender equity in startup entrepreneurship.

  • Product Manager, Adobe
  • Co-Founder of Screen Door Laboratories, an award-winning AR
    startup
  • International TV news reporter at TVBS and CTITV, Taiwan
  • Book Author of Startup Fever: How Failure Can Prepare You for
    Success (學失敗: 創業熱時代看不見的退場故事)
  • Two-time award winner from the Department of Commerce,
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • MBA and MS in Media Ventures, Boston University
  • CSPO/CSM/Human-Centered Design Certificate

Anna Chen, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2021)

A technologist with proven success in semiconductor manufacturing processes, electronic packaging technologies, and hands-on experience with material characterizations and failure analysis, as well as supply chain optimization for on-time delivery.

  • Technical Engineering, Advanced Electronic Packaging, Broadcom
  • Thin Film Engineering, TSMC, Taiwan
  • Board Member, NATEA Silicon Valley, 2018-2019
  • Ph.D., UC Irvine, Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • National Central University, Chemical Engineering, Taiwan

Chien-Min Liao, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2020)

Dr. Liao received his B.S. and M.S. (Architecture) from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan and Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Maryland in College Park, MD. In academic role, he has authored more than ten publications on nonlinear phenomena, dynamics and vibrations. In industrial role, he has worked in the semiconductor industry for more than a decade with broader spectrum from semiconductor patterning processes innovation to engineering solutions of service products.

CK Huang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2020)

CK is an E.E. trained professional with near 20 years of experience in semiconductor technology development. His interests now are more on data for medical wellness.

  • Principal Engineer, Technology Development, Microsemi
  • Sr. Staff Foundry Engineer, Actel
  • Product Quality and Reliability Engineer, Intel
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Arizona
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan

Anya Cheng

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Directors (2021)

A global eCommerce marketing and product management leader, a TEDx speaker, a social media influencer, and the author of a best-selling career book.

  • Founder and CEO of Taelor
  • Mentor and Entrepreneur-In-Residence of 500 Startups
  • Head of Product, Connected eCommerce, Facebook
  • Leadership positions at eBay, Target and McDonald’s
  • Named in Girls in Tech 40 Under 40, 2018
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Integrated Marketing Comms Communications
  • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Jane Lu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

A rising star with proven progressive career growth and development track records in operational optimization and passion in promoting gender equity in startup entrepreneurship.

  • Advisor, Worldwide Procurement Team, Dell
  • Outgoing Curator of Taipei hub at World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shapers Community
  • Regional Leader at Lean In, a network of Sheryl Sandberg Family Foundation
  • Key Organizer of Taiwan, She Loves Tech, world’s largest startup competition for women
  • MBA, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2022)
  • B.B.A, Finance, National Taiwan University

Josh Peng

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

A software development expert with proven track records of tech and business management leadership

  • Development lead, advanced graph development, Risk & Safety, Uber
  • Senior Software Engineer, Dev and Test lead, Network Security Group, Cisco
  • MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA (candidate)
  • M.S., Computer Science, UC Irvine
  • B.S., Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Hsin-Wei Tseng, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

A seasoned semiconductor technologist turned technical marketer

  • Sr. Manager, DRAM Technical Marketing, SK-Hynix America
  • Member of Technical Staff, Applied Materials
  • Research Staff Member, Wester Digital/HGST
  • Expertise in advanced magnetic thin-film research development.
  • 10+ years hand-on emerging memory technologies
  • Co-author of multiple research publications
  • Customer-facing technical engagement, roadmap, and communication management.
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Applied & Engineering Physics
  • B.S., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Frank Chen

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

An experienced cross-disciplinary product manager, management consultant, and procurement expert

  • Product Manager, Google, Mountain View
  • Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Consultant, Enterprise Cloud, Oracle, Taiwan
  • Product Manager, Wireless and Networking, AsusTek, Taiwan
  • MBA, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Hui-Shun Hung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

An expert in software engineering for semiconductor product development with focus on CNN acceleration engine modeling and validation for computer vision chips.

  • Software Architecture Engineer, Ambarella, Santa Clara
  • Digital IC Designer, MediaTek, Taiwan
  • President, Student Association of Taiwanese, UW-Madison
  • President , FAPA Wisconsin Chapter
  • M.S., Computer Science, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering. National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering. National Taiwan University

H. Ping Wang, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

An entrepreneur, investor, and community builder – bridging startup ecosystems between East and West

  • Venture Partner, Mosaic Venture Lab, Taipei, Taiwan
  • New Startup Venture Studio (stealth)
  • Founding Executive Director, TechStars, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Head of Ventures, AMIS Capital, Taiwan
  • LIFT (Leaders in Future Trends) Fellow, MOST, Taiwan
  • Founder, VEA Technologies, San Diego, CA
  • Founder, Ansir Innovation Center, San Diego, CA
  • Ph.D. Computational Neuroscience & AI, UC San Diego
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Computer Science & Biology, Stanford University

William Lin, CFA, CPA

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

A CFA charterholder & investment banker with experience across M&A, capital raising, investing, and strategy advisory

  • Vice President, Investment Banking, Pickwick Capital Partners (Technology)
  • Senior Associate, Investment Banking, Siebert Williams Shank
  • Manager, Deloitte & Touché
  • MBA, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
  • B.A., Economics and Accounting, Queens College