Donald (Ta-kuang) Yang
Donald Yang is an entrepreneur and semiconductor technology expert who enabled many major CPU/GPU and wireless communications products on advanced process technologies. His most recent achievements include the acquisition of a leading CPU maker to TSMC’s 40nm process and its design success on the cutting-edge High-K metal gate process. With no game console at home in 2007, Donald managed the Microsoft XBOX 360 GPU full chip implementation service and is credited for its design success on TSMC’s process platform. XBOX 360 turned out to be one of the most successful game consoles in Microsoft’s history. In 2005 and 2006, Donald designed TSMC 65nm and 90nm standard cell libraries that are now put into billions of chips worldwide today that function well in virtually every major category of consumer and industrial electronics products. Before joining TSMC, Donald founded TrustView, an EDA security software company in Taipei. From 2000 to 2005, he drove the TrustView business development from zero to No.1 market share in China and Taiwan with a very well recognized brand name. During this start-up period, Donald acquired many large enterprise customers such as Quanta Computer, Foxconn, HTC, AU Optronics and MediaTek. After driving the TrustView business to generate substantial revenue with strong market recognition, Donald sold this business to Systex, one of the largest software companies in Taiwan. Donald received B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and University of Southern California. He is a three time Big Sur Marathon finisher (2007-2009) and a 6K ocean swim finisher (2006) across Peng-Hu Bay.