Yang Zhao, Ph.D. is the founder and served as Chairman, President and CEO of MEMSIC Inc.
In 1999 Dr. Zhao founded Memsic to bring to market a novel form of heated-gas accelerometer and use of a CMOS-compatible manufacturing process. Dr. Zhao led the company from zero to IPO in 2007, making MEMSIC the first MEMS start up successfully listed in NASDAQ in the whole history of MEMS industry. In 2010, Dr. Zhao completed the acquisition of Crossbow Technology, Inc., which brought MEMSIC into a worldwide leading-edge inertial products and system solution company. Dr. Zhao has named one of twelve shakers and movers in MEMS by EE Times 2014.
Dr. Zhao has over 20 years of experience in MEMS manufacturing and related business development. Prior to founding company in 1999 Dr. Zhao served in various management positions at Analog Devices Inc. for seven years where he was instrumental in developing ADIs MEMS product line and forming industry wide strategic relationship.
Dr. Zhao has been named as an inventor over 20 patents in IC circuit, processing, packaging and MEMS manufacturing. Dr. Zhao has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University where he studied under Professor Daniel Tsui, who won the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics.