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.
Chief Operating Officer
James T. Lindstrom is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kilopass Technology. His 30 years high-tech corporate finance career began in international finance at Fairchild Semiconductor. Since then he has driven development and financing of many Silicon Valley companies, including Cadence, C-Cube Microsystems, FormFactor, Trident Microsystems and eSilicon. Jim led the IPOs of ECAD and Trident Microsystems and has extensive understanding of mergers and acquisitions having played an integral role in the formation of Cadence Design Systems from ECAD and SDA Systems and the acquisition of Silicon Perspective Corporation by Cadence. Currently a member of the board of directors of Semtech Corporation, Jim serves as chair of the company’s audit committee. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, he holds an MBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Southern California.
Vice President of Sales
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 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.