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
Charlie Zhi, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Zhi, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Zhi brings over 20 years of experience in semiconductor engineering, operations, and general management to his position as President and CEO of Brite Semiconductor.

Prior to joining Brite, Dr. Zhiheld senior positions in semiconductor manufacturing companies both in the U.S. and Asia Pacific region. He worked as General Manager of Jazz Semiconductor’s China Operation for two years.  He managed Jazz’s operation in China including engineering support, foundry interface, FA/Reliability Lab, and design service. He was also responsible for Jazz’s worldwide Quality Assurance and Reliability.

Prior to joining Jazz, he was Director of ASMC’s fab in China and also served as the Director of Integration and Advanced Modules at SMIC. He also held senior engineering positions at Novellus and Intel (USA).

Dr. Zhi received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute and M.S.E.E from both Oregon State University and South China University of Science and Technology.

"Building custom ICs is all about managing cost and risks. Brite Semiconductor has successfully been able to mitigate these risks by combining best-in-class design methodology with  open access to a large portfolio of proven IPs" --Charlie Zhi

Thomas Xu, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Xu, Co-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.

KC Shih, Executive Board Director & Chief Strategy Officer
KC Shih, Executive Board Director & Chief Strategy Officer

KC Shih participated in a key role in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley in California, and further actively devoted himself to the 2nd generation of Silicon Valley in Hsinchu Science Park, leading Taiwan to a dominant position in the global semiconductor industry, so he was called the Godfather of IC design service industry.


Prior to joining Brite Semiconductor, Inc. as Executive Board Member and Chief Strategy Officer, KC Shih founded Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), Global Mobile Corp., Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday) and Suntek. Prior to that, Mr. Shih held key positions in several IC design and computer companies, making great contributions to the development of the semiconductor industry. Mr. Shih is a member of ANSI, IEEE, GSA and its Asia-Pacific Leadership Council, etc.


K.C. Shih gained the B.S. degree in physics from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, and PhD. studies in electrical engineering from M.I.T.

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.

King Xiao, General Manager of Brite Technology (Hefei) Corporation
King Xiao, General Manager of Brite Technology (Hefei) Corporation

Mr. Xiao Zhenghua has twenty years experiences of production, the semiconductor field design and enterprise team management experience, has served as General Manager of Shanghai Leadchip, Deputy General Manager of CR-PowTech and Operation Director of IPCore.

Mr. Xiao Zhenghua graduated in 1994 from Department of Physics, Sichuan University, majoring in Semiconductor Physics and Devices and received MBA degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.