NATEA Silicon Valley

Joseph Chen, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, President (2022)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2021)

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

  • Sr. Director at Chain Reaction, an Israeli startup working on Blockchain IC design and manufacturing (current)
  • 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

Chien-Min Liao, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2022)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2021)

Chien-Min Liao has 10+ years of experience in semiconductor industry; spanning process development, integration, High Volume Manufacturing (HVM), and technical program management.

  • Sr. Manager of Technical Program Management at Applied Materials
  • Process TD Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • Extending excellence in R&D to technical program management to reduce cost and to elongate product lifecycle
  • Researcher of nonlinear phenomena, dynamics and vibrations
  • Author of 10+ publications in journals and proceedings & 5+ patent applications
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S, M.S., Architectural Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

Alice Kuo

NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2022)

Alice is a strong community builder who brings people and stakeholders together into partnerships. She is skilled in program execution and bridges the gap between startup communities in the United States and Asian countries.

She is now working with a Global HR SaaS tech company that helps startups fast-hiring on building a cross-border team and provide international payroll, EOR (Employer of Record), and other HR legal services. Alice also joined NTEA (North American Taiwanese Engineers & Science Association) in 2021 as the board of directors, she hosted and event planning for Women Summit, Blockchain, US Taiwan Startup Forum, and US Taiwan High-tech Forum. She also invited high-profile female investors and entrepreneurs as guest speakers.

  • Head of Growth at Worca
  • Business Innovation Consultant
  • Angel Investor Member of Women 2.0
  • NY Director of Startup Boost
  • AMSE (American Military Spouse Entrepreneurs) Member
  • Mentor of Techstars Taiwan, WEVE NY, VentureOut
  • Community Development Manager at Taiwan Startup Stadium
  • M.P.H. Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health

Vickie Tung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2022)

An experienced finance professional and cross-functional project manager in tech and financial service industry.

  • Host & Producer of NorCal Co. Podcast (a podcast highlighting stories from cross-culture, trivia, entrepreneurship, and personal growth with guest speakers)
  • Finance and Business Operations professional at HackMD, TIBCO, and Autodesk
  • Consulting & Auditing project lead, PwC, KPMG & Deloitte
  • Co-founder & ex-Executive Director, 180 Degrees Consulting Taiwan (a social impact consulting NPO)
  • MBA, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
  • B.A, Economics, National Taiwan University

Andy Chen

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

A physician turned healthcare M&A and investment professional.

  • Corporate Development Senior Associate, UnitedHealth Group
  • Healthcare Venture Capital Associate, OCA Ventures
  • Investment Partner, Dorm Room Fund
  • Venture Fellow, Berkeley SkyDeck
  • MBA&MEng Dual Degree, UC Berkeley
  • MD, National Yang-Ming University

Anna Chen, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)
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

Anya Cheng

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Directors (2022)

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

Bruce Chou, Ph.D

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

A self-motivated, data driven and results oriented approach to problem solving – Material chemist with 10 years experience with quality & reliability, process engineering and product management, expertise in the fields of advanced material developments, the fabrication /applications of related semiconductor and optoelectronics devices.

  • Member of Technical Staff / Program Manager at Applied Materials
  • Product Development Scientist at Dupont
  • Application Program Manager at Monsanto Electronic Materials Company (MEMC) = SunEdison
  • Platoon leader of ROC Army (Taiwan)
  • Researcher of MS&E at UCLA
  • Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University

Frank Chen

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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

Hsin-Wei Tseng, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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

Hui-Shun Hung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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

Jane Lu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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

Jasmin Yu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

A passionate product manager specialized in enterprise, 2-sided market and identity solutions.

  • Product Manager, Airbnb
  • Senior Product manager, PayPal
  • Senior Digital Strategy Consultant, IBM
  • Manager, Solutions Consulting, Medallia
  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University

Jeff Lin

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

An electrical-engineering graduate working in B2B technical pre-sales and Solutions Architect roles, with an established record of leading Fortune 100 companies through strategic IT transformational inititatives.

  • Account Technical Leader, IBM
  • Senior Client Technical Architect, IBM
  • Director of Solutions Architecture, Apps Associates
  • Senior Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
  • Senior Technical Consultant, Oracle
  • Client Technical Specialist, IBM
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, San Jose State University

Josh Peng

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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

Julian Chang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

Associate Tech Fellow of Boeing commercial airplane division, an Optic electronic SME specialized in HMD, display, sensors and lighting system. Boeing global strategy technical lead to develop potential Asia suppliers in EE related airplane systems. 30yrs of airborne system development and flight test experiences in commercial transport and defense airplanes.

  • Board member of Korea OLED technology
  • Board member of SASE,
  • Board member of airfiel lighting
  • Board member of SAE A-20 committee
  • Ph.D MIT
  • MS, Colorado Tech
  • BSEE, UC Irvine

H. Ping Wang, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

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 (2022)

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

  • Senior Associate, Investment Banking, Wells Fargo (Fintech & Financial institutions), New York
  • Founder, Blue Meadow Capital, New York
  • Associate, Investment Banking, Siebert Williams Shank, New York
  • Manager, Deloitte & Touché, New York
  • MBA, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
  • B.A., Economics and Accounting, Queens College

Yankai Huang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

An experienced product manager, management consultant, and analytics expert

  • Engineering Product Manager, Cisco Systems, San Jose
  • Student Instructor for PM and SQL, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Management Consultant, Accenture Consulting, Taiwan
  • MBA, Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • M.S., EECS, National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University

Tiffany Wang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

PhD candidate in applied physics at Stanford University. She has been interested in synthesizing novel complex oxide materials for micro-electromechanical devices, energy harvesting, and quantum computation hardware.

  • PhD Candidate in Applied Physics, Stanford University
  • President of Stanford Taiwanese Student Association (STSA)
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
  • Summa Cum Laude, Physics B.S & Computer Science B.A, Boston College
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Boston College
  • Dean’s Scholar, Boston College
  • President of Society of Physics Student, Boston College
  • Teaching Assistant, Web Development and Data Visualization, Boston College