Benjamin Zhang- President

Zhan “Benjamin” Zhang comes to Chaoyang from ABB Group, publicly listed company that operating in 100 countries. At ABB he was the General Manager and head of Asia Pacific Business reporting to the Global Business Leader. As GM of ABB, Benjamin was in charge of Integrated DC Power solutions and was responsible for AC-DC and DC-DC products for the APAC business unit. This business unit started as a division of Tyco Electronics where Benjamin had joined in 2005 as a Product Manager. He stayed through Tyco’s acquisition by Lineage where he moved to APAC Marketing Manager and China Country Sales Manager.

Lineage was acquired by General Electric in 2011 where Benjamin continued to work as China country manager and APAC Marketing Manager reporting to the Global CEO of GE Critical Power. His experience with power supply systems and international companies makes him invaluable to the company combining both a global sales perspective as well a unique China/APAC perspective.

Benjamin graduated from Zhejiang University with both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Power System Automation and Power Electronics. Additionally, in 2012 he graduated with an MBA from Fudan University.

Omid Tahernia- Interim-CEO

Mr. Tahernia has over 30 years of experience in leading global high technology organizations and businesses providing systems and semiconductor solutions – both in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to becoming interim-CEO of Chaoyang Technologies (as we search for Chinese CEO), Tahernia was the CEO and Director of Ikanos Communications (NASDAQ: IKAN) acquired by Qualcomm in 2015.

Prior to Ikanos, Tahernia served as President & CEO of Tilera Corporation, a leading multicore privately held company. During his tenure at Tilera, he led the company through its market emergence and drove the company business and product strategy while growing revenue in core market segments of Networking, Security, Multimedia, and Cloud Computing. Tilera was acquired by EZChip in 2014.

Mr. Tahernia spent three years at Xilinx, where he was Vice President and General Manager of a newly created DSP Division and later served as Vice President and General Manager of the Processing Solutions Group consisting of DSP, Embedded Processing, and IP Divisions.

Prior to Xilinx, Tahernia spent 21 years at Motorola in both the equipment and semiconductor segments. He held a variety of positions at Motorola including running a nearly $1 billion wireless chipset business in the company’s Semiconductor unit, as Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless and Mobile Systems Division. Mr. Tahernia holds thirteen U.S. patents, a B.S.E.E. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and an M.S.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Hassan Ihs – CTO

After a degree in Advanced Mathematics Dr. Hassan Ihs decided to pursue his University studies in Electrical Engineering that leaded him to defend a Ph.D. thesis on Built-In Self-Test of Mixed signal ICs that he obtained with the highest honors at the University of Montpellier, France in 1997. Dr. Hassan Ihs pursued his career at various companies in US and Europe including Intel, Motorola and NXP as a senior/principal Mixed Signal design engineer. His mantra in conducting his engineering work is Solve it or Mathematically prove it is a deadlock then move on to a different angle of attack.

He also believes that keeping hands in even at higher executive positions is key to innovativeness of a start-up company. Dr. Hassan Ihs has filled more than 30 first-author patents and published 22 papers in various IEEE journals and conferences. He believes the key to success of a semiconductor start-up company relies on the disruptive and game changing nature of the technology portfolio. Dr. Hassan Ihs created his first start-up company in 2009 where he was first to offer an advanced Audio Speaker Driver product that implements digital modulation using an analog sigma delta ADC in feedback. The bottleneck of instability due to building blocks latencies has been innovatively solved. The architecture is now a standard in today’s Mobile and automotive Audio equipment’s.

In 2013, Dr. Hassan Ihs cofounded Chaoyang Technologies with few veterans and successful entrepreneurs of the semiconductor industry to offer innovative products in Mobile and IoT Power Management. He is now the Chief Technology Officer of the company.