Brite Semiconductor is a world-leading ASIC design solution provider, targeting at ULSI ASIC/SoC chip design on SMIC advanced 55nm/40nm/28nm process technology and turn-Key solutions. Brite Semiconductor provides flexible one-stop services from RTL/netlist to chip delivery, and seamless, low-cost, and low-risk solutions to customers.


Brite Semiconductor also provides comprehensive silicon proven “YOUTM” IP portfolio and silicon platform solution, which can be widely adopted in consumer electronics, IoT, wearable devices, communications and computers, as well as industrial and municipal areas. As part of YouIP portfolio, YouSiP (Silicon-Platform) solution provides a prototype design reference for system house and fabless to differentiate their products and win the market rapidly.


Brite Semiconductor was founded in 2008 by venture capital firms from China and abroad, and collaborated with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as strategic partners in 2010. Headquarter in Shanghai, Brite has two subsidiaries of Beijing Brite IP and Hefei Brite Technology and has set up offices in US, Europe, Japan and Taiwan providing services to customers.

Management Team
Thomas Xu, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Xu, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Xu has over 20 years’ experience in IC design and manufacturing. During his 11 years at Hewlett Packard (HP US), he participated in multiple microprocessor development programs, including PA-RISC and Itanium. In 2004, Mr. Xu co-founded Polaris Microelectronics, which specialized in custom high performance IC design services. In 2008, Mr. Xu joined Brite Semiconductor as a founding member, engaged in IP eco system development for SMIC, and design services for SMIC customers. Mr. Xu joined C-SKY in 2016 as Vice President of Marketing and Sales with his major focus in commercializing C-SKY microprocessor cores. In 2017, he was appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Brite.

Mr. Xu received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University in 1990 and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1993.

John Zhuang, Chief Technology Officer
John Zhuang,  Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Zhuang has over 20 years’ experience in ASIC design, project management and company operation. He has served Texas Instruments, Conexant, SimpleTech and Broadcom Corporation in US.  Prior joining Brite Semiconductor, he co-founded Novel Data Solutions Corporation in Suzhou and served as CTO.

Dr. Zhuang is graduated from Tsinghua University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in the field of Electronic Engineering. He also studied in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University and received M.S. degree;  Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Irvine and received Ph.D. degree.

Dr. Hanming Wu, CEO of Beijing BriteIP
Dr. Hanming Wu, CEO of Beijing BriteIP

Dr. Hanming WU received his PhD from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1987 and was promoted as research professor in 1994. He has been also engaged in R&D at Novellus & Intel during 1996-2001. Dr. WU joined SMIC in 2001, set up the Advanced Etching Process R&D Department of Technology Center, and led and initiated 90nm to 14nm CMOS six generation research projects. He has published over 100 papers and more than 80 patents (including 30 international patents), and some of his research achievements have been adopted in the textbook of world’s top universities. Dr. WU was once the Vice President of Technology Development at SMIC.


Leader of “65-45-32nm CMOS processes and industrialization” national project of The 11th Five-Year Plan 02 of China;

Chief scientist in “32/28nm CMOS processes and industrialization” project of The 12th Five-Year Plan of China;

Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award of China for twice, and Provincial and ministerial level award for four times;

Chair of Process Session of ISTC 2007 held by IEEE & SEMI; and conference chair of  CSTIC 2010, which is sponsored by ECS, IEEE and SEMI;

Guest professor of Peking University, Fudan University and Xi'An University of Electronics.

Honor of “National Top Ten Excellent Scientists and Engineers” in 2014.

Jimmy Hu, Vice President of Technology
Jimmy Hu, Vice President of Technology

Mr. Hu has over 20 years’ experience in ASIC/SoC R&D, project management and company operation. He has served ViMicro Corp., Zhonghua Electronic, ChipNuts Inc., UVchip. and HWAchip. Before joining Brite Semiconductor, he co-founded UVchip and HWACHIP in Shanghai and served as COO and GM.


Mr. Hu graduated from the department of electronics of East China Normal University with B.S and M.S. degree in micro-electronics. More than 20 chip products developed by him and his team are widely used in mobile multimedia, audio and video processing, mobile communication, satellite navigation and other fields

Dr. Arthur Liang,Vice President of Engineering
Dr. Arthur Liang,Vice President of Engineering

Before joining Brite, Arthur Liang has been working in Freescale and Samsung semiconductor, joining the development of the i.MX series and DSP56xxx series products. The experience covered Frontend design, DFT and physical implementation. In recent years, Mr. Liang focused on the mobile SOC design and implementation, for example AP for Galaxy Gear.

Arthur Liang got E.E. Ph.D degree in Southeast University, in 2001, and master degree and bachelor degree in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.