Zhonghan (John) Deng

Dr. Zhonghan (John) Deng is a co-founder of our company. He currently serves as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer of our company. He became the youngest member of Chinese Academy of Engineering since December 2009 for his distinguished contribution as one of the pioneer of Chinese semiconductor design technology and industry. Dr. Deng is now the Vice Chairman of China Association for Science and Technology. In the year of 2014, Dr. Deng was appointed to the Council of the National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, and most recently the Director of Academic Committee of the Key Laboratory of Video Analysis and its Applications of the Ministry of Public Security. Dr. Deng has been serving as a member of the National People’s Congress, or the NPC, for two terms from March 2008. He also serves as a board member and audit committee member of Sohu.com Inc. (Nasdaq: SOHU). Dr. Deng has received numerous awards for his achievements, including the National First Class Award for Science and Technology in 2005, which was presented by the President of China. Dr. Deng graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a Master degree in economics and a Master degree in physics, and he received the highest honor “Chancellor Citation” from UC Berkeley Chancellor. After graduation Dr. Deng worked as a research scientist for IBM at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.