Vice President Advantest China
Kelvin Xia received his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University where he majored in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Microwave Technology and Electromagnetic Field Theory in 1990. After his Ph.D. study, Dr. Xia focused his research and development on Artificial Intellectual and Machine Translation. He then entered into the semiconductor industry. Over the past 20+ years, Dr. Xia has experience in application development, technical support, sales and marketing, as well as strategic management within the industry. Dr. Xia entered Agilent in May 2005 as the China Service and Support Manager for Semiconductor Test Group, and assumed the China GM position in 2009 within Verigy (spun-off from Agilent). Currently Dr. Kelvin Xia is Vice President of Advantest China.
Staff Applications Engineer
Mark is a Staff Applications Engineer in Advantest’s Austin, Texas office. His career also includes Agilent Technologies and Verigy with more than 16 years of experience supporting the V93000 platform, specializing in digital, Mixed-Signal and DC testing. Prior to joining Agilent, he spent 10 years as a Field Service Engineer in the medical industry. Mark has served on the VOICE committee for the past five years as chair emeritus, international chair, technical co-chair, track lead, and kiosk chairman. He received a BSEE degree in Computer Engineering from Colorado State University and an AA in Biomedical Equipment Technology from the United States Air Force.
Don graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Ohio Institute of Technology and was first employed by Schlumberger in San Jose, California to focus on digital and mixed signal application development. He was later employed by HP (then Agilent, Verigy and Advantest) developing applications on various tester platforms. Don has more than 30 years of experience in the Automatic Test Equipment business working to maximize customers’ profits in the development and manufacturing of integrated circuits.
Guangyu (Gary) Yang
Senior Manager, Application Development Center (ADC)
Guangyu Yang is a Senior Manager in the Application Development Center (ADC) of Advantest China. He joined Agilent in 2001 as an application engineer. In the past 15+ years, he has always worked with V93000 platforms, going through the period as Agilent, Verigy, and then Advantest. Guangyu has worked as an expert engineer, training manager and application manager. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, majoring in Mechanical Manufacture and Automation.
Senior Operations Manager, Advantest America Sales Team
Cindy has worked in the ATE industry since 1997. She began her career with Hewlett-Packard supporting the semiconductor test sales team as a Contract Specialist. She has held various positions in HP, Agilent, Verigy and Advantest including Order Management, System Relocations Coordinator, and Operations Manager for the Americas Customer Business Center. Cindy is currently the Operations Manager for the Advantest America Sales Team.
Director of Corporate Communications
A 30-year veteran of Advantest, Amy has been instrumental in helping the company transition and grow from its start-up days on the East Coast to its current leadership role as a mainstay of the Silicon Valley. Amy is responsible for public and investor relations, plays an active role as a member of the International Test Steering Committee, and serves as marketing chair of the annual IEEE Test Vision 2020 Workshop.
Alex graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Chung Yuan Christian University and developed the first sheet feed scanner at MUST in Hsinchu Science Based Industrial Park to focus on software and application development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the system product development, Automatic Test Equipment business development, Marketing, General Affairs, Human Resources, and IT in Taiwan and China. He is currently leading the Mechatronic Operation Group and New Concept Product Initiative Group for the solutions development of Factory Automation, Device Interface, and new product initiatives at Advantest.
Marketing ChairOperations Co-Chair
ATE Marketing Department
Maggie is a member of both the Advantest China Marketing Communications team and Sales team. She joined Advantest in 2015 after graduating from university. Her main focus is in local press releases and company event operations, including SEMICON China, VOICE and other customer events.
Sr. Marketing Communication Specialist
Muriel is in charge of marketing communications at Advantest covering Taiwan and support for China. She graduated from the University of Taiwan National Central University. She has worked for HP, Agilent, Verigy, and Advantest for the past 19 years.
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
Tish has more than 20 years of multi-industry experience spanning all aspects of communications. She is currently a member of the Global Marketing and Communications team at Advantest, and also worked in corporate communications at Verigy and Agilent Technologies. In addition, her career includes management roles in marketing and entertainment public relations, as well as time spent as an on-air radio personality in Texas. Tish graduated with honors from San Francisco State University and holds an MBA from San Jose State.
Kiosk Co-ChairCustomer Champion Lead
System Engineering Manager
Jiaming is a System Engineering Manager at Advantest China, working in the Shanghai office. He graduated from Zhejiang University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Information Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electricity Science and Technology. Jiaming has been working at Advantest for more than 10 years supporting the V93000 platform as an Applications Engineer, Escalation Support Engineer and System Support Engineer.
Vice President, Global Marketing Communications
During her 20 years in the semiconductor industry, Judy has been responsible for various aspects of global marketing communications, including public relations, M&A, crisis and employee communications, investor relations, product launches, brand management, tradeshow and event marketing, web management, and social media. As the VOICE Ambassador since 2009, Judy has worked with the VOICE Committee on initiatives to grow and expand the program year-over-year.
SOLUTION PRODUCT MANAGER
Hagen graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as a SW R&D engineer for the development of network management systems. In 2002 he moved to the semiconductor test (ATE) group of Agilent Technologies as an Application Expert and held this position until 2012. Since then he has been working as Solution Product Manager for mixed-signal solutions for the Advantest V93000 platform.