Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. Howard C. Yang
Chairman & CEO
Dr. Howard Yang has been Chairman and CEO of Montage Technology since its inception in 2004. The company was listed on NASDAQ on September 26, 2013 and subsequently acquired jointly by the Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited. Before co-founding Montage, he served as Vice President of Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) and Chairman and General Manager of IDT-Newave. In 1997, he co-founded Newave Semiconductor Corp., the first VC-funded IC design company in China,which was merged with IDT in 2001. The deal was ranked China's top ten mergers of the year. Prior to Newave, he worked in the area of mixed-signal IC design at National Semiconductor, Chips & Technologies and Pericom Semiconductors in California. In 1994, Dr. Yang returned to China and joined Shanghai Belling Co., Ltd., where he was the founding director of New Product Development Department.
Dr. Yang received his MSEE and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University. He is an IEEE Fellow and selected into National "Thousand Talent Program" in China. He received several awards including IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award and the Magnolia Gold Award -- the highest honor from Shanghai municipal government for his pioneering contributions in China's IC design industry.