Chun Chiu is a Senior Advisor at AsiaTech Management LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. His current interests include assisting entrepreneurs and investors in starting and building successful businesses.
One of his most significant accomplishments was to incubate NetScreen Technologies Inc. by forming and shaping the company, raising funds, and building the management team. Mr. Chiu was an angel investor who sat on the Board from the early days of the company and leaving the Board after NetScreen’s initial public offering in late 2001.
Mr. Chiu started his career as an IC Design Engineer, with involvement in developing the industry’s first single chip calculator and watch in the early 1970s. Subsequently, he led a team to develop and introduce EPROM products. In 1976, he joined Hewlett-Packard and engaged in the development of personal computer chips. In 1980, Mr. Chiu Co- Founded Integrated Device Technology, Inc., where he developed hi-speed, low-power CMOS static RAM, as well as hi-speed DSP chips such as the 16-bit multiplier or accumulator. In 1986, while still at IDT, Mr. Chiu switched tracks from engineering to business and successfully established the Asia-Pacific market, as well as penetrating a tough Japanese market. In 1988, he left IDT and founded Quality Semiconductor Inc. (QSI), where he served as the President, Chief Execurive Officer, and Chairman. Mr. Chiu brought QSI to its IPO in 1994 and eventually merged QSI into IDT in 1999. He is a Member of Advisory Board at Protego Networks Inc. Mr. Chiu is also on the Boards or Advisory Boards at Global Alliance, Inc.; Technology Associates Management Corporation; SOHOWARE, Inc.; SOLUS Networks, Inc.; and Ortega InforSystems, Inc.
Mr. Chiu received a B.S.E.E. from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and a M.S.E.E. from Oregon State University.