Zhihong Liu, Ph.D.

(Chairman & CEO)

Dr. Zhihong Liu currently serves as the Chairman & CEO 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.

James Ma, Ph.D.

(President)

Dr. James Ma currently serves as the President of ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc., and previously served as the President & CEO after co-founding ProPlus. He was most recently the Senior Engineering Manager of the Modeling Service and Product Engineering at Cadence Design Systems Inc. and previously also worked in other Silicon Valley companies including Integrated Device Technology Inc. and Chrontel Inc. for over 15 years.

Dr. Ma holds a Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Hong Kong and was a postdoctoral at the University of California at Berkeley from 1992 to 1994.


Yi(Bob) Xu

(COO)

Mr. Bob Xu currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. He was most recently the Vice President of Products Marketing at Cadence Design Systems Inc. and previously also served as the VP of International Operations in Celestry Design Technology Inc. and BTA Technology Inc. for more than 10 years. Mr. Xu founded RevoSys Inc. in 2007 which was merged into ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. in 2008.

Mr. Xu holds a M.B.A. degree from Cornell University.

Lianfeng Yang, Ph.D.

(VP of Marketing)

Dr. Lianfeng Yang currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing at ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc , and previously also served as the General Manager of Beijing R&D Center and managed sales and support in China and South-East Asia countries after co-founding ProPlus. Prior to ProPlus, he was a Senior Product Engineer leading the efforts on product engineering and technical support for modeling product line to Asia customers at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Glasgow, UK.

Yutao Ma, Ph.D.

(VP of Simulation R&D)

Dr.Yutao Ma currently serves as a Vice President of R&D at ProPlus Design Solutions,Inc.,leading development of simulation and DFY product line.Prior to ProPlus, he was Senior Engineering Manager in charge of simulation modeling group at Cadence Design Systems Inc., for Spectre, SpectreRF and UltraSim, and previously was with Celestry Design Technology Inc.,developing advanced simulation technology for FastSPICE simulator Ultrasim.

Dr.Ma holds a Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from Tsinghua University,China.