Jue-Hsien Chern brings over twenty years of experience in high technology companies to ATopTech. Prior to joining ATopTech, he was vice president and general manager of the DSM division at Mentor Graphics for nine years. He was at Texas Instruments for 10 years, holding positions as SMTS and branch manager within the Semiconductor Process and Design Center. Jue-Hsien has also served as head of the DSM business unit at Avant! and vice president, engineering, and CTO at Technology Marketing Associates.
President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Tzeng brings over 18 years of EDA experience with him to Atoptech. Dr. Tzeng was one of the original developers of ArcCellXO, developed at ArcSys in 1992. He was the key architect in the evolution of ArcCell to the industry known place and route systems Aquarius, Apollo and Astro. Dr. Tzeng continued to work and enhance his routing technology at ArcSys, Avant! and Synopsys (ArcSys formed Avant!, Avant! was aquired by Synsopsy in 2002). He holds the prestigious honor of Avant! Fellow and Synopsys Fellow. Prior to ArcSys, he held positions at Cadence Design and Quickturn Design Systems. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. computer science from U.C., Berkeley.
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Mr. Thune joined ATopTech in 2006, bringing over 20 years of sales and design engineering experience to ATopTech. Prior to ATopTech he was Director, Western Area Sales for Apache Design Solutions where he was responsible for west coast sales and managing the application engineering support team. Before joining Apache, he held various sales positions for I2Technologies, Synchronicity, Simplex, Synopsys and Texas Instruments. Mr. Thune entered into sales after several years in engineering at Texas Instruments, Metaflow Technologies and Optigraphics Corp. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with High Distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
President, ATopTech KK
Mr. Araki joined Atoptech in 2006, bringing 30 years of experience in working with Japanese distributors and US-based software vendors. Mr. Araki has held various managerial and sales positions throughout his career, with an emphasis in Asia, specifically Japan. Prior to joining AtopTech, he held positions as Nihon Synopsys, as a Japan Area Sales Director; Magma Design Automation Co., Ltd. ; Maingate Electronics; Design Solution Co,; INNOTECH Corporation as well as, Seiko Instruments, and Marubeni Electronics Co. He holds B.S. in Physics from Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya Hyogo Pref, Japan.
Vice President, Finance
Prior to Atoptech, Ms. Chen held Director of Finance position at several technology start-up companies including TransMedia Communications (acquired by Cisco Systems) and Polaris Networks. She was with Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) at the earlier stage of her career. Ms. Chen holds M.S. in Taxation from University of Illinois, Urbana, and B.S. in Accounting from National Taiwan University.