Management

President, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kou founded Silicon Motion in 1995 and has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since our founding. Prior to founding Silicon Motion, Mr. Kou was the Vice President and Chief Architect at the Multimedia Products Division of Western Digital Corporation, which developed graphics
Wallace C. Kou
President, Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Kou founded Silicon Motion in 1995 and has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since our founding. Prior to founding Silicon Motion, Mr. Kou was the Vice President and Chief Architect at the Multimedia Products Division of Western Digital Corporation, which developed graphics
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lai joined us in April 2007 from ING Corporate Finance, Asia, where he was the Head of the Technology Group. Previously, he was also an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO and finance manager at PepsiCo in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Lai has over two decades of finance and
Riyadh Lai
Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Lai joined us in April 2007 from ING Corporate Finance, Asia, where he was the Head of the Technology Group. Previously, he was also an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO and finance manager at PepsiCo in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Lai has over two decades of finance and
Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D
Mr. Duann became our Senior Vice President of marketing and R&D for mobile storage in November 2018. He joined Silicon Motion in August 2007 as a product marketing director and R&D team leader. Mr. Duann has almost 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in product design, development
Nelson S. Duann
Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D


Mr. Duann became our Senior Vice President of marketing and R&D for mobile storage in November 2018. He joined Silicon Motion in August 2007 as a product marketing director and R&D team leader. Mr. Duann has almost 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in product design, development
Senior VP and General Manager, Shannon Systems
Dr. Yang joined us in July 2015 as General Manager of Shannon Systems, our enterprise SSD product line, following our acquisition of this business. He co-founded Shannon Systems in 2011 and as CEO, led the development and commercialization of enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs that were the industry’s
Xueshi Yang
Senior VP and General Manager, Shannon Systems


Dr. Yang joined us in July 2015 as General Manager of Shannon Systems, our enterprise SSD product line, following our acquisition of this business. He co-founded Shannon Systems in 2011 and as CEO, led the development and commercialization of enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs that were the industry’s
VP of Sales
Mr. Yeh has served as our Vice President in charge of our mobile storage sales since November 2004. Mr. Yeh has over 15 years of sales experience managing marketing strategies, including product promotions and sales activities for semiconductor products. Mr.
Arthur Yeh
VP of Sales


Mr. Yeh has served as our Vice President in charge of our mobile storage sales since November 2004. Mr. Yeh has over 15 years of sales experience managing marketing strategies, including product promotions and sales activities for semiconductor products. Mr.
President of SMI USA
Mr. Fan has served as our President of SMI U.S.A. Since joining the company in May 2013, he manages Silicon Motion’s business operations in the U.S. and Europe and also oversees the corporate Marcom/PR efforts as well as the graphics business. Prior to Silicon Motion, Mr.
Robert Fan
President of SMI USA


Mr. Fan has served as our President of SMI U.S.A. Since joining the company in May 2013, he manages Silicon Motion’s business operations in the U.S. and Europe and also oversees the corporate Marcom/PR efforts as well as the graphics business. Prior to Silicon Motion, Mr.
VP of Sales & Marketing, Shannon Systems
Mr. Yu joined us in July 2015 as VP of Sales & Marketing of Shannon Systems, our enterprise SSD product line, following our acquisition of this business. He joined Shannon Systems in 2014 and has been instrumental in managing its rapid sales growth. Previously and for over 10 years, he held sales
David Yu
VP of Sales & Marketing, Shannon Systems


Mr. Yu joined us in July 2015 as VP of Sales & Marketing of Shannon Systems, our enterprise SSD product line, following our acquisition of this business. He joined Shannon Systems in 2014 and has been instrumental in managing its rapid sales growth. Previously and for over 10 years, he held sales
VP of Sales & Marketing, Bigtera
Mr. Yu joined us in July 2017 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Bigtera, our software-defined storage (SDS) product line, following our acquisition of this business. He founded Bigtera in 2012 to provide enterprise-class SDS to the Greater China market. Prior to Bigtera, Mr.
Leander Yu
VP of Sales & Marketing, Bigtera


Mr. Yu joined us in July 2017 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Bigtera, our software-defined storage (SDS) product line, following our acquisition of this business. He founded Bigtera in 2012 to provide enterprise-class SDS to the Greater China market. Prior to Bigtera, Mr.
VP of Operations
Mr. Chen has served as our Vice President in charge of operations since November 2003. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the semiconductor industry, managing supply chain and virtual manufacturing systems including wafer fabrication, mask tooling, as well as
Ken Chen
VP of Operations


Mr. Chen has served as our Vice President in charge of operations since November 2003. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the semiconductor industry, managing supply chain and virtual manufacturing systems including wafer fabrication, mask tooling, as well as
VP of R&D, Algorithm & Technology
Mr. Yeh became our Vice President of research and development in August 2012. He joined Silicon Motion in September 2003 as a product marketing director and then he led the Algorithm and Technology R&D team. Mr. Yeh has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor product design, development
Kevin Yeh
VP of R&D, Algorithm & Technology


Mr. Yeh became our Vice President of research and development in August 2012. He joined Silicon Motion in September 2003 as a product marketing director and then he led the Algorithm and Technology R&D team. Mr. Yeh has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor product design, development
VP of R&D, Verification Engineering & Compatibility Test
Mr. Shu has served as our Vice President of SSD System Technology since July 2012. Mr. Shu has more than 20 years of experience in the storage and PC system industry. Before joining Silicon Motion, Mr. Shu was the VP of R&D in charge of SSD testing at Allion Test Lab Inc. Mr.
Frank Shu
VP of R&D, Verification Engineering & Compatibility Test


Mr. Shu has served as our Vice President of SSD System Technology since July 2012. Mr. Shu has more than 20 years of experience in the storage and PC system industry. Before joining Silicon Motion, Mr. Shu was the VP of R&D in charge of SSD testing at Allion Test Lab Inc. Mr.
VP of IT
Mr. Jing became our Vice President of IT in August 2016. He joined Silicon Motion in January 2003 and currently leads our IT/MIS team. Prior to Silicon Motion, he worked for Teradyne. Mr. Jing has almost 30 years of experience in software development and IT management and holds a BS and MS in
Mike Jing
VP of IT


Mr. Jing became our Vice President of IT in August 2016. He joined Silicon Motion in January 2003 and currently leads our IT/MIS team. Prior to Silicon Motion, he worked for Teradyne. Mr. Jing has almost 30 years of experience in software development and IT management and holds a BS and MS in