Executive Team

Jingyuan Han Chairman

Mr. Han is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Oriental Group Company Limited (a Hong Kong listed company, 0581.HK), and resides in Hong Kong. Mr. Han also serves as chairman of the board of Hebei Jinxi Iron and Steel Group Company Limited ("Jinxi Limited"), Foshan Jinxi Jin Lan Cold Rolled Sheet Company Limited ("Jinxi Jinlan"), Tangshan Fengrun Qu Zhengda Iron and Steel Company Limited ("Zhengda Iron and Steel") and Oriental Fullhero Leasing Company Limited ("Shenzhen Leasing"), etc. Mr. Han graduated from the People's University in 1994 with a degree in management. Mr. Han began his career in Metallurgy in 1984 when he was employed as a deputy mine manager of Han'erzhuang Iron Mine. Mr. Han has in-depth industry knowledge and 25 years of extensive operational and managerial experience in the iron and steel industry.

Zongchang Yu, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer

Zongchang brings 20 years of experience in computational software development and organization management to Avatar in 2017. Prior to Avatar, He co-founded XTAL in January 2014. Zongchang was also the Manager of Applications Engineering at D2S, Inc. Previous to that, Zongchang was the Manager of Product Engineering at Brion (acquired by ASML in 2007). Zongchang was also Senior Product Research Engineer and Senior Development Engineer at KLA-Tencor. Zongchang started his career as Design Engineer at ULVAC in Japan after attaining his PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Jue-Hsien Chern, Ph.D President

Jue-Hsien Chern brings over twenty years of experience in high technology companies to Avatar. Prior to joining, he was vice president and general manager of the DSM division at Mentor Graphics for nine years. He was at Texas Instruments for 10 years, holding positions as SMTS and branch manager within the Semiconductor Process and Design Center. Jue-Hsien has also served as head of the DSM business unit at Avant! and vice president, engineering, and CTO at Technology Marketing Associates.

Ping San Tzeng, Ph.D Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Tzeng brings over 18 years of EDA experience with him to Avatar. Dr. Tzeng was one of the original developers of ArcCellXO, developed at ArcSys in 1992. He was the key architect in the evolution of ArcCell to the industry known place and route systems Aquarius, Apollo and Astro. Dr. Tzeng continued to work and enhance his routing technology at ArcSys, Avant! and Synopsys (ArcSys formed Avant!, Avant! was aquired by Synsopsy in 2002). He holds the prestigious honor of Avant! Fellow and Synopsys Fellow. Prior to ArcSys, he held positions at Cadence Design and Quickturn Design Systems. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. computer science from U.C., Berkeley.

Dennis Gao Vice President, Finance

Dennis Gao serves as VP Finance for Avatar Integrated Systems, Inc. Prior to Avatar, he held finance and operations executive positions at several high tech companies including ET Healthcare, Integrated Memory Logic (acquired by MaxLinear), DemandTec (acquired by IBM) and E-Tek Dynamics (acquired by JDS Uniphase). He was instrumental in numerous financings via 2 IPOs, venture funds and commercial loans. He holds MBA Finance from Indiana University Bloomington.