Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Cheng joined Kilopass as CEO in October 2008. His career spans more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor IP industry. Prior to Kilopass, he served as vice president of marketing and international business at Faraday Technology, where he grew the Taiwan-centric company into an international presence. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Lexra Inc., an embedded RISC CPU IP company. Charlie began his technology career at General Electric and IBM, and pioneered in the semiconductor IP business as VP of Marketing at Aspec Technology. He also served in various technical and management positions at Iomega, Zycad and Viewlogic. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research & Development
Harry Luan has been with Kilopass since its inception in 2002. He has over 20 years of experience with a strong background in VLSI semiconductor process technology, integration, device engineering, product reliability, and product qualification. He is an expert in CMOS/NVM memory device physics, modeling, optimization, and characterization for technology development, yield enhancement, and failure analysis. Harry served for six years at Kilopass as Director of Technology Development before assuming the role of chief technology officer in May, 2009. Prior to joining Kilopass, Harry Luan held various technical and management positions at AMD, Hynix, Cypress, and Winbond. He made key contributions in research and development of non-volatile memory and logic technologies including EPROM, EEPROM, FLASH, SONOS, R-RAM, and CPLD. Dr. Luan obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Vice President and General Manager of OTP Division
Linh Hong is VP of Sales at Kilopass responsible for Kilopass’ solutions globally. With 16 years of solid semiconductor industry experience – primarily focused on logic NVM IP, high-speed SERDES IP and broadband communication ASICs – Linh served for three years in various director and management positions in field applications engineering and applications marketing at Kilopass before assuming her current role in April 2009. Prior to joining Kilopass, she was a design consultant and design manager at LSI Logic, where she also served in various design and marketing engineering functions. She began her career as a component engineer at Sun Microsystems. Linh holds a BS degree with honors in physics, and an MSEE degree in electrical engineering, both from University of California, Davis.
Vice President of Finance
Yolanda Cheang is the Vice President of Finance at Kilopass. She leads the company’s overall finance and accounting organization. Her 16 years of experience includes developing and implementing accounting operations, executing complex financing and M&A transactions in high-growth private and public technology companies. Prior to joining Kilopass, she served as the Senior Director of Accounting at WageWorks, a leading consumer-directed benefits company. Yolanda holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Francisco State University.
Vice President and General Counsel
Ethan Andelman is Vice President and General Counsel of Kilopass. He is in charge of all legal matters, domestic and international, for Kilopass. Ethan brings over 15 years of intellectual property, transactional, and litigation experience, serving at NXP Semiconductors before joining Kilopass in 2015. Ethan began his career at the now-defunct Howrey law firm, where he represented a wide variety of clients in complex commercial disputes. Ethan holds a JD from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Vice President of Corporate Marketing
Sue Kim is Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Kilopass. She has overall responsibility for Kilopass’ worldwide marketing and communications to help Kilopass increase corporate awareness and expand into new markets. Kim joins Kilopass with more than 20 years of global marketing experience at leading semiconductor companies and marketing consulting firms. Most recently, she served as director of global marketing and communications at Marvell Semiconductor. Previously, Kim held a global marketing position at Integrated Device Technology (IDT). In addition, she founded the Korea operations for the Hoffman Agency, a global high-technology Public Relations firm. Kim graduated from Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea, with a Bachelor of Arts degree English Language and Literature and British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver in Marketing Communications. She also is a graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Advanced Leadership Program.