Wayne Wei-Ming Dai
Chairman, President and CEO
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 founding 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 IEEE Symposium on IC/Package Design Integration, Co-Chairman of the Program Committee of the 2010 International Green Energy Forum. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He has published more than 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 recognized as top ten venture-backed entrepreneurs and top ten talents of science and technology in China in 2005. He was honored with The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in China in 2007. He won the ACE’s Executive of the Year award in 2013, the Hurun Industry Achievement Award in 2014, the APAC Innovator of the year of WEAA in 2018, and was recognized as a "Leading Pioneer" in 2018 by Shanghai Smart City Construction, 2019 Contributor of the year and 2021 Outstanding Contributor of Industry Progress of WEAA, the 2021 Sci-Tech Innovation Golden Horse Awards Outstanding Leader award, and 2023 Annual Outstanding Person of China IC Industry. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Global Innovation Center, the Executive Vice President of the International Union for Science and Technology Innovation, the Vice President of the China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch, the President of the China RISC-V Industry Consortium, member of the Expert Committee of Automotive Electronics Industry Alliance, the Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee of the Shanghai IC Industry Cluster Development Promotion Institution, and the President of Berkeley Club of Shanghai.
Dr. Dai received his B.A. degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering 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.
Wenqian (Emma) Shi
Director, Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Secretary of the Board of Directors
Wenqian (Emma) Shi is currently our Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Board of Directors. 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 auditor 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.
Director, Executive Vice President
General Manager of IP Division
Wei-Jin Dai joined VeriSilicon in 2016. He is currently our Director and Executive Vice President. Wei-Jin has more than 30 years of experience managing business and product development, including as President & CEO of Vivante Corporation before it merged into 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. 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.
Yang (Leo) Wang
Executive Vice President
General Manager of Business Operation Division
Yang (Leo) Wang has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Business Operation Division in VeriSilicon. Mr. Wang was successively Director of Application Engineering, Senior Director of IP Solution, and Vice President of China Sales and Business Development since joining VeriSilicon in 2006, taking charge of a growth technical support team for China semiconductor customers, in addition to his responsibilities of business development for both IP licensing and IC design services in China. Mr. Wang has more than 20 years of experience in business and technical development in semiconductor IP, IC design services, embedded software, and wireless communication, which includes strategic and management positions in R&D, customer support, technical marketing and sales. Before VeriSilicon's acquisition of ZSP (DSP Division) from LSI Logic in June 2006, Mr. Wang established and led the application engineering team, as a manager of DSP solution engineering department of LSI Logic, to support China fabless customers and develop IP licensing markets in various segments including advanced wireless communication, multimedia, high-end audio/voice, industry control, etc. Prior to LSI Logic, Mr. Wang held R&D management position at LinkAir Communications, Ltd.
Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University and his master’s degree in business administration from Peking University of Post and Telecommunications.
Zhiwei (Wiseway) Wang
Senior Vice President
General Manager of Custom Silicon Platform Division
Zhiwei (Wiseway) Wang is currently our Senior Vice President and General Manager of Custom Silicon Platform Division (CSPD), responsible for the R&D work related to the company's one-stop chip customization business. Wiseway joined VeriSilicon in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience in SoC industry. Wiseway previously served as VP of engineering, director of Yuneec Group and successfully lead the development of multiple consumer and commercial products for around two years. From 2011 to 2017, Wiseway served as the senior director of Marvell multimedia BU Great China region, in charge of the development of SoC software and global support of multimedia customers, successfully lead the team on delivering industrial leading Google TV, Android Set-Top-Box and OTT medial player turnkey solutions. Prior to this, Wiseway worked for AMD DTV business unit and Broadcom Broadband as senior manager, and as the software development manager for the starting up multimedia SoC company Wischip.
Wiseway received a master's degree in computer science from Zhejiang University and a bachelor’s degree in computer software from Sichuan University.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales Outside of Mainland China and Advanced Technology Platform Group
Martyn Humphries joined VeriSilicon in 2020. He is currently our Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales Outside of Mainland China and Advance Technology Platform Group. Martyn created the Advanced Technology Platform Group which develops complete solutions for ecosystems and our customers.
Martyn has more than 30 years of experience spanning design, application engineering, sales, marketing, and executive management. Martyn is an established leader and influencer in the semiconductor industry having led highly successful application processor and media businesses at Broadcom including solutions for Raspberry Pie, Fire TV, and Enterprise Networking. As Vice President of Marketing, he helped guide NetLogic Microsystems to a highly successful IPO. Before joining VeriSilicon, Martyn led the i.MX8 media products for NXP working closely together with VeriSilicon to develop the i.MX8M mScale family of application processors. Martyn started his career as a design engineer with British Aerospace quickly advancing to develop and lead business within major tier 1 OEM's.
Martyn received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester.
Senior Vice President, Special Project
David Jarmon joined VeriSilicon in 2016. He is currently our Senior Vice President, responsible for special project. Prior to VeriSilicon's acquisition of the company in December 2015, David held the same position at Vivante Corporation. David has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor design services and 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.
David is 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).