Management Team

George Hwang (CEO and Founder) has more than 36 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He began his career in 1969 at National Semiconductor as a TTL design engineer. He joined the IC technology development group at Hewlett Packard in 1970.In 1980, George led a team from Hewlett Packard to start his first company, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), which went public in 1984. IDT was the first US company to commercialize high performance CMOS technology. His second company, ULSI Systems, was started in 1987 with the goal of building system on a chip products. In addition to his many years of experience in general corporate business, he also has extensive experience in the areas of IC process technology development and IC manufacturing.

 

Danh Le Ngoc (V.P. Marketing and Founder) has more than 23 years of semiconductor experience in product marketing, product definition and applications engineering. He has developed Java processor products, embedded DRAM based 2D/3D graphics accelerators, the embedded RISC MIPS processor, DSPs, bit slice machines, floating point processors, EDC technology, specialty memory, interface logic, color palette DACs, and microprocessor applications. He has managed software development groups, product definition, and applications engineering groups that have completed projects from concept through detailed implementation, test and product release. Additionally, he has validated market acceptance and has conducted a number of customer visits and technical seminars in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the USA.

 

Nick Mykris (V.P. Engineering and Founder) has over 21 years experience in developing embedded systems software, micro-programming, and processor architectures. While at Rockwell Collins, Nick was a technical manager in the Advanced Technology Center responsible the development of proprietary stack processors and support environments, including the ground-breaking JEM microprocessor. Nick has degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

 

Mike Masters (Chief Hardware Architect and Founder) is an accomplished integrated circuit designer with 14 years of experience in CPU and peripheral design. He has developed CPUs used in embedded systems that vary from highly reliable autopilot applications to low-power GPS engines. Mike led the JEM1 processor design activity that resulted in the world's first Java microprocessor in 1997. Mike received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.