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Dr. Gerald Z. Yin

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dr. Gerald (Zheyao) Yin has served as AMEC's chairman and CEO since the company was founded in 2004. He brings more than 28 years of product development and executive management experience in the semiconductor equipment industry.

Prior to AMEC, Dr. Yin spent 13 years at Applied Materials. While there, he held a variety of executive positions, including corporate vice president and general manager of the Etch product business group, vice president of Asia sourcing and procurement, and chief technology officer of Applied Materials Asia.

Dr. Yin joined Intel central technology development when he first arrived in Silicon Valley in 1984. In 1986, he moved to Lam Research, where he led the Etch technology development and introduction initiatives for several key products.

Dr. Yin received his Bachelor of Science in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology, China. He pursued his graduate studies at Beijing University, Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his U.S. experience, he served the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a research group leader where he received two national science team awards. He holds 74 U.S. patents, with more pending.

Dr. Zhiyou Du

Senior VP

Dr. Du serves as Senior VP of AMEC. Since the company's inception, he has charted the course for all operational tasks, including oversight of the company's manufacturing operations strategy and global materials operations infrastructure, as well as information technology systems and ERP project implementation.

Prior to AMEC, Dr. Du was general manager of Mettler-Toledo Instrument (Shanghai) Co. He was also general manager of Praxair-Baosteel Inc., a joint venture between Praxair and Baosteel. While there, he held a variety of engineering and management positions in multiple areas, including general management, business development, supply chain management, project/program management and technology licensing in multinational companies. Dr. Du received the prestigious Magnolia Silver Award in 1998 by Shanghai Municipal Government for his contributions to Shanghai city development.

Dr. Du received his bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds three U.S. patents.

Lip-Bu Tan

Chairman, Walden International U.S.

Lip-Bu Tan has been active in the venture capital industry for the past two decades. Additionally, he introduced and pioneered the U.S. venture capital concept in Asia and contributed towards the promotion of early-stage technology investing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Christopher Schaepe

Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners U.S.

Chris Schaepe is a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He has 14 years of venture capital experience and focuses on investments in the areas of infrastructure technologies......

Pingao Wang

President, Shanghai Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.

Larry Minoru Yoshida (Independent Director)

Chairman of the Board, Premier Technologies, Inc. Japan

Former Chairman of Innotech and President of Tokyo Electron Ltd.

Larry Minoru Yoshida (Independent Director) is a veteran executive of the global semiconductor industry. He spent almost two decades at Tokyo Electron, Inc. (TEL)......