Gracia Wan CEVA
Gracia Wan
VP of China Sales

Gracia Wan Joined CEVA in Jan 2010 as China Country Manager leading CEVA sales and support team in China. Gracia has over 10 years experience in semiconductor industry and focus on SIP licensing business in recent 7 years. Prior to joining CEVA, she was China Country Manager at CommTone Solution Co., Ltd. representing multiple famous IP companies in China include InterDigital, Discretix, Comsys etc. Gracia holds an engineering degree from the Harbin Engineering University.

Barbara Yu CEVA
Barbara Yu
Taiwan Country Manager

Barbara Yu, Joined CEVA in Jan 2011 as Taiwan Country Manager leading CEVA Taiwan support team. Barbara has over 12 years experiences in semiconductor industry and focus on SIP licensing business in recent 4 years. Prior to joining CEVA, she was Taiwan Country Manager in Tensilica (IP company) and Sr. Sales Manager in Magma Inc (EDA company) etc. Barbara holds a MBA degree from National Chiao-Tung University.

Kazuyoshi Hibino CEVA
Kazuyoshi Hibino
Japan Country Manager

Kazuyoshi Hibino Joined CEVA in Nov 2008 as Japan Country Manager leading CEVA sales and support team in Japan. Hibino has over 25 years experience in semiconductor industry and focus on SIP licensing business in recent 10 years. Prior to joining CEVA, he was Sales Director of VeriSilicon Inc. (ASIC and IP company) and before that held several business management positions at LSI Logic (ASIC company), TSMC (Foundry), etc. Hibino holds an engineering degree from Seikei University.

Moshe Sheier CEVA
Moshe Sheier
VP Marketing

Moshe Sheier serves as our Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Sheier brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor IP and chip industry in both development and managerial roles. Prior to this position, Mr. Sheier was the Director of Product Marketing at CEVA and before that he has managed Xilinx Inc. partner program in EMEA. Before joining CEVA, he was with the DSP Group since 1993, holding different engineering and R&D management positions, including the VLSI Department Manager. Mr. Sheier holds several US patents in the area of DSP architectures, a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A.

Liran Bar CEVA
Liran Bar
Director of Product Marketing, Imaging and Vision

Liran Bar serves as CEVA’s Director of Product Marketing, overseeing Imaging & Vision DSP core product line. Liran has more than fifteen years of experience in the imaging semiconductor industry. Prior to joining CEVA, Mr. Bar was Director of Product Marketing at Altair Semiconductor covering LTE wireless communications product line. Before that he served as a director of product marketing at different multidisciplinary companies specializing in DSP multimedia, CMOS image sensor and Image signal processing. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.

Franz Dugand CEVA
Franz Dugand
Sales and Marketing Director, Connectivity BU

Franz has more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor IP area, specifically in the connectivity markets. He co-founded RivieraWaves in 2010 and lead the sales and marketing activities. In 4 years, he grew the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP business from zero to $4M. Before joining RivieraWaves, Franz has been the Product Marketing Manager at Wipro-NewLogic during 4 years, in charge of the Bluetooth IP portfolio. From 1999 to 2005, Franz held several positions of project leader, customer support manager, team leader and hardware design engineer at VLSI Technology, Philips Semiconductor, NewLogic and PLDA.

Zeev Kaplan CEVA
Zeev Kaplan
Algorithmic Team Leader, Wireless and Wireline Communications

Zeev Kaplan is a Communication Algorithms Team Leader in CEVA Wireless BU. He has over 15 years of experience in communications engineering with expertise in algorithms, DSP Cores and systems design. Zeev has a broad experience with LTE, Wi-Fi and wired home-networking (HomePNA, HomePlug, G.hn) networking standards. Zeev Kaplan has a BSc. (Summa Cum Laude) and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Youval Nachum CEVA
Youval Nachum
Senior Product Marketing Manager

Youval Nachum serves as CEVA’s Senior Product Marketing Manager for audio and voice product line. Youval brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience, spanning marketing, system architecture, ASIC, and software domains at leading technology companies. He is passionate about anticipating long term trends and leading technical programs to their successful completion. Highly proficient in combining market requirements, product definitions, industry standards and design innovations into breakthrough products. Youval holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dana Zhang CEVA
Dana Zhang
Product Solution Manager

Dana Zhang Joined CEVA in March 2017 as Product Solution Manager in China. Dana has over 10 years’ experience in communication engineering with expertise in PHY layer implementation and design. Dana holds an master degree from the Newcastle University.

Tom Lo
Analyst & Research Manager

Tom is Analyst and Research Manager in DIGITIMES Research. His research domain covers TV, Video, OTT and smart home. Tom has more than 15 years of working experience in research companies. He had served at Witview, a leading display industry research company in Taiwan. Tom holds a master’s degree in International Trade Institute (ITI) in Taiwan, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

Yao Chia-Yang Topology Research Institute
Yao Chia-Yang
Associate Analyst

As a member of TrendForce’s semiconductor team, CY Yao investigates coopetition strategies of IDM and Fabless companies in the global semiconductor industry. He also tracks developments in chip design and end-applications, especially AI-related chips, 5G and automotive chips, as well as semiconductor IP. Before joining TrendForce, Yao has eight years of experience in the technology industry, with in-depth research on topics such as EDA, MCU, FPGA and analog components.

Shen Deqi Huachang
Shen Deqi
Product Senior Manager

Mr. Shen deqi is IOT Product Senior Manager of Huachang Technology Wireless Communication Dept. He is a master of
Communications Engineering. Huachang Technology is an independent mobile communication protocol stack software provider who has dedicated to the development of the protocol stack for 20 years. He has participated in and presided over a number of protocol stack development projects such as

Vincent Nallatamby Tempow
Vincent Nallatamby

Vincent Nallatamby is the founder and CEO of Tempow, a 15-people startup based in Paris, designing a new enhanced BT Audio Stack. Tempow’s first product, the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP), allowing to connect 5 speakers from one smartphone, is available into Motorola smartphones. The company is now working on True Wireless Earbuds. Vincent Nallatamby was named one of the “100 under 30 French Entrepreneurs to follow” in 2018.

Luke Liu LIPS Corporation
Luke Liu
CEO / Founder

Luke Liu is President & CEO of LIPS Corporation, based in Silicon Valley of Taipei (R.O.C.). He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering from Fu Jen Research Institute.
In 2013, Luke founded LIPS by a team consisting of CSAIL MIT research scholars with mission to “Create a Real 3D World”.
LIPS positioned as 3D Machine Vision Platform provider offering 3D depth cameras, standard recognition middleware, standard solutions, customized camera design, middleware, and total solution projects for developers and marketers worldwide.

Kavé Kianush Catena
Kavé Kianush

Kavé has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. His main areas of interest are Automotive and Wireless Connectivity IC design, where he holds several patents and paper publications. He started his career at Philips Research Labs in 1982 and moved on to Philips Semiconductors in 1990. He joined Catena in the year 2000, where he is the Vice president and Chief Technology Officer.

Igor Kofman Silentium
Igor Kofman
Director of BD

Igor Kofman, is a Director of Business Development at Silentium. Igor loves disruptive headphone technologies and new ANC application use cases. During his twenty plus years in Consumer Electronics and Automotive industries, Igor directed New Technology development, New Product incubators and Product Strategy for companies like Bose, Harman Becker and general Motors. Igor brings wealth of knowledge in all aspects of Wearables Product Strategy and ANC technology hardware and software. When Igor is away from being obsessed with Noise Management he can be found in a Surf-ski or on a ski slope.

José M. López-Almansa GMV
José M. López-Almansa
Technical Leader on GNSS Signals and Receivers

José M. López-Almansa holds a M. Sc. on Telecommunications Engineering from Technical University of Madrid. He has more than twenty years of experience on GNSS Technology. He spent three years at the Technological Center of the European Space Agency (The Netherlands) working mainly on modelling of interference effects on GNSS receivers. Afterwards, he joined the Spanish company GMV where he has been working on multiple projects about GNSS technology for European Space Agency (ESA) and Galileo Supervisor Authority (GSA), as well as internal GNSS R&D activities. He currently serves as Technical Leader within GMV, leading the developments on SDR GNSS Receivers.

Erez Lugashi Abilisense
Erez Lugashi
CEO & Founder

Erez Lugashi is a serial technology entrepreneur in the emerging tech world of IoT, VR, and AI. He is currently the CEO and founder of AbiliSense.
AbiliSense has developed a new breed of AI sound recognition technology, analyzing ‘big data’ generated by IoT devices in order to hear, identify and even predict both day-to-day occurrences as well as life-threatening situations.

Linfeng Xie Alibaba
Linfeng Xie
Chief Architect

Graduated from the Institute of Software Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he has been engaged in the research and development of operating system, compiler and other system software for nearly 20 years in the Institute of Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wind River Systems and other companies. He is now the Chief Architect of AliOS Things in IoT BU of Alibaba.

Prof. Miki Haseyama Hokkaido University
Prof. Miki Haseyama

Miki Haseyama (Professor) is an Adviser to the President; a Director of Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science; a Vice Dean of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology; a Director of Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development Support Office for Female Researchers; a Deputy Director of Office for Institutional Research in Hokkaido University. Her research interest includes multimedia processing of image, audio, music, video, text, Web, biological signals, etc. Moreover, her recent research topic is real world application of multimedia processing technologies based on AI, IoT and big data/complex network analysis. She has been a Director, International Coordination and Publicity of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE); a Vice-President of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Japan (ITE); an Editor-in-Chief of ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications. She has also been a Board Member/Chief Technical Adviser of the Information Grand Voyage Project, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; an Expert Member of the Information and Communication Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan; a Member of the Science Council of Japan and other organizations. Furthermore, through the collaboration with foreign R&D projects such as Quaero, CHORUS and Theseus, her achievements were highly appreciated.

Ram Shallom Autotalks
Ram Shallom
VP Business Development and Marketing APAC

Ram Shallom brings to Autotalks over 10 years of experience in Business Development, Marketing and R&D of cutting-edge technological products.

Prior to Autotalks, Ram served in executive positions in Israeli innovative start-ups including co-founding Kupoya (acquired by ACTU-CCI.COM). Prior to leading Kupoya, Ram led a large-scale Israel Defence Prize winning project, for an elite technological unit of the Israeli Defence Forces.

Ram holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (both Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University.

Prof. Rendong Ying Shanghai JiaoTong University
Prof. Rendong Ying
Associate Professor

Rendong Ying received his B.S. in 1994 from East China Norm University, Shanghai, China, Master and Ph.D. degree in 2001 and 2007 respectively from Shanghai Jiaotong University, all in electronic engineering. He is now associate professor at the Dept. of EE at Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. Dr. Ying has published 20 journal and conference papers and has 5 awarded patents. He is the author of “Embedded System – Principle and Design,” Publishing House of Electronics Industry 2011.

Tetsuya Nomura Soho Enterprise
Tetsuya Nomura
General Manager

Tetsuya Nomura is the General Manager of Soho Enterprise. Under preparation of Soho Enterprise Co. Ltd.

Over 20 year experience of SoC design in Sony from 1990 to 2018. Image compression and processing SoC in wide variety of products, Digital Camcoder, MPEG2 AV decoder for DVD, TV, professional video camera, and managed Taiwan R&D center for image processing SoC design, CMOS image sensor technical support centers in Taiwan and China. Back to R&D work with DSP technology from 2014, spin-out this year to develop DSP based vision solution to contribute to Open Innovation.

Youngjun Yoo Nextchip
Youngjun Yoo
CMO, head of Strategic Marketing Department

From 2014, belonging to Strategic Marketing department, I am in charge of entire BDs of every department in Nextchip.

Dr. Bo Shen Artosyn
Dr. Bo Shen
Founder & CTO

Shen Bo is now the Founder & CTO of Artosyn; He received the BS, MS and Ph.D. degree from Fudan university during 1991 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was an associate professor of E.E department in Fudan university. From 2000 to 2005, he was the founder and GM of Shanghai microscience technology Ltd, which was acquired by Trident in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, he was the chairman and CTO of Shanghai Sifond microelectronics Ltd., which was acquired by Novatek in 2010.

William Fan Arcsoft
William Fan
Product Director

Guanghui Fan has over 10 years’ experience in Imaging DSP design, project management and company operation. He has served in ArcSoft RD center for more than 13 years, and served as Senior Product Manager. Guanghui Fan is graduated from Hangzhou DIANZI University with M.S. degrees in the field of Computer Application

Feng Chen Rockchip
Feng Chen
Chief Marketing Officer

Feng Chen joined Rockchip in 2008 and has been serving as Chief Marketing Officer since then. Rockchip is an innovative and pragmatic integrated circuit design company, providing professional chip solutions for intelligent cellphone, tablet computer, phablet, TV box, on-board navigation, IoT and multi-media audio, endowed the blue ribbon of China Chip for eight in row. Prior to joining Rockchip, Mr. Chen held Senior Director positions at SMIC. Mr. Chen holds BS degrees in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University

Patrice Roulet Fontani ImmerVision
Patrice Roulet Fontani
Vice President, Technology and Co-founder

Based in Canada, Patrice heads ImmerVision’s engineering as well as, contributes to IP growth and the adoption of ImmerVision’s 360° panomorph technology by global corporations. He has overseen the integration of 360° imaging technology in numerous consumer electronics, surveillance, automotive, aerospace, medical and broadcast products. Recently, he has led the miniaturization of the panomorph 360° technology for smartphones, tablets, wearables and IoT devices.

Back in 2000 in France, after completing his Master’s degree in image processing and computer graphics, Patrice joined the INRIA and contributed to their research in robotic surgery simulation field. In parallel, he co-founded ImmerVision, a company dedicated to 360° optics and imaging technology. With his conviction that 360° technology could be applied everywhere, he contributed to the development of 360° panomorph optical and imaging technology.

Beyond technology, Patrice believes that innovation is propelled by human beings, partnerships and alliances – he has collaborated with a large ecosystem of partners in the optics industry like Fujifilm, CBC Computar, Tamron and Kolen, and in the silicon industry like Marvel, Intel, Qualcomm, Sony, Samsung, HiSilicon, NXP and OmniVision. In addition, Patrice is an avid surfer, international traveler and always seeks to make new connections.

Xunlu Peng Orbbec
Xunlu Peng
Vice General Manager of Universal BU

Mr. Peng is currently Vice General Manager of Universal Business Unit in Orbbec Company。He has ten-years working experience in security industry. He was an expert member of China Intelligent City Committee, participated in the top-level planning and design of many domestic intelligent city projects, led the operation management of IOT and smart city media organizations. He is an expert in the field of security and robots.

Tsuyoshi Kawakita Socionext
Tsuyoshi Kawakita
Director of Software Development Department, Imaging Solution Business Unit

“Tsuyoshi Kawakita”  joined in Fujitsu related group on April,1992 and experienced the software development for digital switching system and video conference system. After that he was in charge of software development of imaging processing LSI “Milbeaut” for 15 years from 2003. He joins in present corporation “SOCIONEXT” from 2015 as Director of Software Development Department of Imaging Solution Business Unit.

Robert Lin SigmaStar
Robert Lin
Chairman, CEO

Mr. Lin now is Chairman and CEO of SigmaStar. He was CEO of Mstar. Mr. Lin competed his EMBA program in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. And Mr. Lin achieved Master of Finance in Xiamen University and Engineering bachelor in Zhejiang University.