Corporate Executives
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Dr. Wayne Wei-Ming Dai founded VeriSilicon in August 2001 and has served as the chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer since then. Prior to VeriSilicon, Dr. Dai was the Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Celestry Technologies, Inc., an EDA company, which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002. Prior to that, he was the founder, chairman of the board of directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Interconnect Technology, Inc., one of the predecessor companies to Celestry.

Dr. Dai was the founding Chairman of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference and the founding Chairman of IEEE Symposium on IC/Package Design Integration. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conferences and received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from the President of United States in 1990. He was elected as one of the top ten venture-backed entrepreneurs in China in 2005, and elected as one of the 2005 top ten talents of science and technology in China. In 2007, he was recognized as The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in China. In 2013, he was honored as The Executive of the Year of 2013 ACE Award. In 2014, he was awarded “Hurun Industry Achievement Award 2014”. In 2018, he was honored as the Innovator of the year, APAC of 2018 ASPENCORE World Electronics Achievement Awards. He is currently the Executive Vice President of International Union for Science and Technology Innovation, the Vice President of China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch, the President of China RISC-V Industry Consortium, and the President of Berkeley Shanghai Club.

Dr. Dai received his B.A. degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor in the department of Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Wei-Jin Dai has served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intellectual Property Division, as well as Chief Strategy Officer since December 2015. Wei-Jin has more than 30 years of experience managing business and product development, including as President & CEO of Vivante Corporation before it merged with VeriSilicon. At Vivante, he oversaw the development of industry-leading GPU IP, VISION Processor IP, and Display IP products used in automotive, IoT platforms, entertainment systems and mobile devices. Vivante under Wei-Jin's leadership has grown to more than 50 customers, and has shipped over 300 million units. Before joining Vivante, Wei-Jin was Corporate Vice President at Cadence Design Systems’ leading Digital Implementation System Division for the Encounter product line, which was acquired along with the company Wei-Jin co-founded, Silicon Perspective Corporation. Silicon Perspective Corporation developed the industry-leading First Encounter virtual prototyping systems.  Prior to Silicon Perspective, Wei-Jin managed product development at Quickturn Design Systems, a leader in emulation technology, and held engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard and Lucent Bell Labs.

Wei-Jin holds M.S. and B.S. Degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Wenqian (Emma) Shi has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. She was successively Financial Controller and Corporate Vice President since joining us in 2006. Before joining us, Ms. Shi was Finance Controller of Essentra PLC, a supplier of plastic and fibre products, from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Shi was a financial manager of Hewlett Packard Shanghai from 2001 to 2004. Ms Shi worked at Ernst & Young Huaming LLP, a registered public accounting firm, as an audit manager from 1998 to 2001.

Ms. Shi received a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Ms Shi is a certified public accountant in the American state of Washington and is a member of the Chinese Institution of Certified Public Accountants.

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Haocheng (Victor) Fan has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager of Custom Silicon Division since December 2015. In this capacity, he is responsible for all of our turnkey ASIC and design services activities, including logistic operations. He had held management positions with the Project Management Office since joining us in 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Fan was a senior manager of the hardware department of RealVision, Inc., which develops display-related products based on SoC technology from 2007 to 2011.

Mr. Fan received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in micro-electronics circuits and systems from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

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David Jarmon has served as VeriSilicon's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development since December 2015. Prior to VeriSilicon's acquisition of the company in December 2015, David held the same position at Vivante Corporation from the inception of the company as an IP vendor in 2007, overseeing Vivante becoming the number one GPU in automotive with more than 90 million vehicles on the road powered by Vivante GPUs. David has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor IP, embedded software, design services, and design automation. Previously Vice President of Customer-Driven R&D at Cadence Design Systems, David has also played key sales leadership roles at successful startups, including VP of International Sales at Silicon Perspective, Managing Director of Japan Operations at Cooper and Chyan Technology, and as Consulting Executive at Cadence Design Systems, with services practices in Silicon Valley and Japan. An active alumnus of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas (BSEE 1983), David also received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii (MBA 1996) in the Fujitsu co-sponsored Japan Focused Executive MBA program.

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Tony Qian has served as our Vice President, General Manager of Design IP Division since October 2018. In this role, Tony is responsible for all of Analog IPs, Interface IPs, IoT platform and BLE/WIFI solution. Prior to joining us, Tony was served EDA and IP supplier Cadence Design System since 2006 and established an Asia - Pacific design service team covering front-end design, function verification and back-end implementation, distributed in Shanghai, Beijing and Hsinchu sites. Focused on various customized design services for Cadence Customers. Tony moved to the Cadence IP BU in 2012,he was Group Director and responsible for the Cadence High Speed Memory PHY IP product line, managing the global product line R&D teams including the U.S., China, Taiwan and India teams. The High Speed Memory PHY IP product line includes DDRx, LPDDRx, etc. IPs. From 2003 to 2006, Tony held the position of technical leader in Synopsys. Prior to this, he was a design engineer for Trident.

Tony received his Master Degree in Microelectronics and Solid-state Electronics at Fudan University, and Bachelor of Electronic Engineering at Jiangsu University of Science & Technology. He has filed 9 U.S. patents and 1 China patent.