Global Semiconductor Alliance Adds Five Members to Its Asia-Pacific Leadership Council

Date : 2015-08-05 Font size : A A A



SAN JOSE, Calif. (August 5, 2015) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today announced the addition of five new members to the GSA Asia-Pacific Leadership Council, which serves as advisors to the GSA Board of Directors on regional issues. The new members added to the council include Leopold Beer, Regional President Asia Pacific, Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Dr. Genda Hu, CEO, FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd., Young Sohn, president and chief strategic officer, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Dr. Howard Yang, chairman and CEO, Montage Technology, and Dr. Charlie Zhi, president and CEO, Brite Semiconductor, Inc.


“I believe these five distinguished executives will bring valuable guidance and strong leadership to the APAC Council,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. “We are thrilled to continue strengthening our presence in this dynamic region.”


 “All these five companies have made great contributions to our industry growth, I am glad that their leaders to join the GSA Asia-Pacific leadership council. I am expecting that they will make contributions to the GSA activities.” said Dr. Nicky Lu, chairman of GSA Asia-Pacific Leadership Council, chairman, CEO & founder of Etron Technology, Inc and chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA)


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. Zhi had served in senior positions for semiconductor manufacturing companies both in the U.S. and Asian Pacific region. He worked as the general manager of Jazz Semiconductor’s China Operation for two years, managing Jazz’s operation in China regarding engineering support, foundry interface, FA/Reliability Lab, and design service. He was also additionally responsible for Jazz’s worldwide quality assurance and reliability. Prior to joining Jazz, he held the position of director of ASMC’s eight-inch fab in China and has also served as the director of Integration and Advance Module for SMIC. He’s also held senior engineering positions in both Novellus and Intel in the U.S. Dr. Zhi is selected as the member of 2nd national “Thousand Talent Program” in China, and has won “China IC Design Special Contribution Award” and “Shanghai Science & Technology Progress Award”. Dr. Zhi received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute and also obtained Masters Degrees from both Oregon State University and South China University of Science and Technology.


With the five new additions, GSA’s Asia-Pacific Leadership Council is now comprised of 31 members. To learn more about the Asia-Pacific Leadership Council and to read council biographies, please visit


About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the