Zhihong Liu , Ph. D.

(Chairman & CEO)

Dr. Zhihong Liu currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. He was most recently the Corporate Vice President for CSV R&D at Cadence Design Systems Inc. Dr. Liu co-founded BTA Technology Inc. in 1993 and invented BSIMPro, the world's most leading Spice modeling product. He also served as the President & CEO of BTA Technology Inc. and later Celestry Design Technology Inc., which was acquired by Cadence in 2003.

Dr. Liu holds a Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Hong Kong and co-developed the industry's first standard model (BSIM3) for IC designs as one of the main contributors at the University of California at Berkeley.

Chenming Hu, Ph.D.


Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the Chief Technology Officer of TSMC from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Hu was the founding chairman of Celestry Design Technologies that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002. He is a board member of SanDisk and the non-profit Friends of Children with Special Needs of Fremont, California.

Dr. Hu is the author or co-author of five books and over 800 research papers and is renowned for his innovations in the field of semiconductor technology. Dr. Hu is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Taiwan's Academia Sinica. Dr. Hu received his Bachelor of Science degree from National Taiwan University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering.