Vice President & GM, AgigA Tech Business Unit
Mr. Chang was appointed VP & GM of the AgigA Tech Business Unit upon Cypress Semiconductor’s “spin-in” of AgigA in September 2019. He joined the AgigA Tech team in March 2010 as our Vice President of Marketing, and soon after added responsibility for Sales and Business Development. Mr. Chang has provided strategic direction in senior management roles in both start-up and public company environments. He has managed product portfolios that span multiple end markets including enterprise, PC, consumer electronics, mobile handsets and operator-class communication systems. Previous roles include Vice President of Marketing at Staccato Communications, Senior Director of Marketing at Entropic Communications (acquired by Maxlinear), and Business Unit Director of the USB Product Line at Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Chang is also the co-chair of the NVDIMM Special Interest Group and has been instrumental in the expansion of NVDIMM technology into a standard product category now being adopted by leading OEMs of server and storage platforms worldwide. Mr. Chang holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Harmel has over 25 years of experience in various roles ranging from marketing and business management to operations. He joined us from Cypress Semiconductor, where most recently he worked as Vice President of the Optical Navigation System business. Prior to that, Mr. Harmel ran the Programmable Clocks and High-Speed USB business units where product shipments exceeded 1 million units per week. In these senior business roles for Cypress, he had responsibility for the P&L, operations, product development, and business strategy. Earlier in his career at Cypress, Mr. Harmel spent 9 years working in the SRAM division running marketing, business development, applications and product development. He has been awarded two US patents and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (SLO).
Site Director, AgigA Tech Chengdu R&D Center
Mr. Li is one of AgigA Tech’s earliest employees, having joined the company in December 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in technical development and management roles. As the Site Director of our Chengdu R&D Center, he has built and led the team that developed the industry’s first NVDIMM products. Prior to joining AgigA, Mr. Li was the Technical Development Manager at Conexant where his team focused on the software development of Digital TV products. He has also spent time as the Technical Development Site Director of Sichuan Jinren Tech, a startup company based in Chengdu focusing on IPTV set-top box solutions. Prior to that, he was the Technical Development Manager at Sichuan Cable Networks. Mr. Li earned his bachelor’s degree in CAD/CAM from Northwestern Polytechnic University.