Brite Semiconductor Appoints Dr. C. Patrick Yue, Associate Provost at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as New Board Member

Shanghai, China—May 5th, 2015—Brite Semiconductor, an emerging ASIC design services firm headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today the appointment of Dr. C. Patrick Yue, Associate Provost and Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), as a new board member.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Yue is one of China's foremost experts in the research and development of semiconductors. Dr. Yue is Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering and the Associate Provost for Knowledge Transfer (AP-KT) at HKUST. He is the founding Director of the Center for Industry Engagement and Internship in the School of Engineering at HKUST, Director of the HKUST-Qualcomm Joint Innovation and Research Laboratory as well as a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Prior to his tenure at HKUST, Dr. Yue held professorial positions at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Yue is also the cofounder of Atheros Communications (acquired by Qualcomm for US$3.1 billion in 2011), where he gained extensive experience in the management and operations of the semiconductor industry. Dr. Yue holds a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

"Patrick is one of the world's leading experts in semiconductor R&D. With his deep understanding of the technical needs of both Chinese and American customers, we believe that Patrick will be able to bring significant value to Brite's board—thereby enhancing the company's technical capabilities," said Dr. Tzu-Yin (TY) Chiu, CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)
"The global electronics industry is the fastest growing in the world in terms of new technology. Companies must invest heavily in R&D and talent in order to stay ahead of the curve," remarked Charlie Zhi, President and CEO of Brite Semiconductor, "Following our recent investment from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Gobi Partners and SMIC, Brite Semiconductor has expanded to a new corporate headquarters to accommodate strong company growth. With Patrick's addition to our board, we are confident that Brite will be able to build upon its leading position in the global ASIC design service industry."