Dr. Howard C. Yang has been Chairman and CEO of Montage Technology since the company’s inception in 2004. Before co-founding Montage, Dr. Yang served as Vice President of IDT (NASDAQ: IDTI) and General Manager of IDT China. In 1997, he co-founded Newave Semiconductor – China’s first integrated circuit design company, which merged with IDT in 2001. The merger was ranked Top 10 M&A Deal of the year in China and was “considered among industry executives as a landmark” (Asian Wall Street Journal). Before returning to China, Dr. Yang worked in High-Tech companies in California such as National Semiconductor.
In addition to his publications and patents in technological areas, Dr. Yang also published research papers in classical Chinese paintings and manuscripts as well as supervised PhD students in art history. He is the publisher and editor of Fengjiang Shuwu Series, a book series focusing on history of arts and books.
He is a member of Asia-Pacific Leadership Council of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). He holds adjunct professor positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Shanghai Jiaotong University. He also served as an independent non-executive director of China Resource Gas Group (HK Exchange: 01193) from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Yang is a Fellow of IEEE and a National Expert of China’s “Thousand Talent Program”. He received several awards including Magnolia Gold Award from the Mayor of Shanghai and IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award among others. Dr. Yang received his MSEE and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.