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.

Chi Ping Hsu, Ph.D Executive Adviser

Chi-Ping Hsu is the Executive Adviser at Avatar Integrated Systems. Hsu is a pioneer in the EDA industry, leading technology breakthroughs in place & route, physical synthesis, logic synthesis, logic emulation, advanced low-power solution, mixed-signal, advanced node design, and 3DIC packaging

Prior to joining Avatar, Hsu was chief strategy officer for EDA products and technologies and senior vice president of RD for all EDA products at Cadence. In addition to his role as chief strategy officer for EDA products and technologies, Hsu also advised Cadence CEO on matters that require a global EDA view and coherency across business group strategies. Hsu was the visionary behind the Cadence Low Power Solution and the primary driver of Power Forward, the industry’s leading initiative organization focused on enabling the development of power-efficient ICs and electronic systems.

Prior to joining Cadence in 2003, Hsu served as president and chief operating officer of Get2Chip Inc. (acquired by Cadence 2003) and before that held executive management positions at Avant! Corp. (acquired by Synopsys 2001) where he was responsible for corporate and technology strategy, product development and marketing.

Hsu has been an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has participated as an invited speaker and session chair for numerous IEEE conferences since 1986. Hsu holds a Ph.D. degree in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSEE degree from National Taiwan University.

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 President and CFO

Dennis Gao serves as President and CFO of 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.