Steve Suwon Kang
Dr. Steve Suwon Kang, the CEO & founder at VSI, is responsible for leading the development of the company’s short/long term strategy and vision, and creating/implementing the company’s technical roadmaps. He served as VP of Engineering at GCT from 2001 to 2015 in Silicon Valley, where he led the planning, development, and mass production of multiple single-chip products. In 2006, he led the development of GCT's first single-chip SOC solutions from idea to mass production, contributing to more than $50M in revenue. He has over 25 years experiences in PHY Single Chip (analog + digital) design and engineering services, working with many of top semiconductor companies worldwide for products that cover 4G, LTE, Wimax, WiFi, DMB, and Bluetooth. In addition, he has deep insight into cutting-edge technical development and holds 40+ patents. He is one of the core contributors to high-speed automotive link standards of Automotive SerDes Alliance (ASA) and IEEE 802.3. Steve was honored with Money Today’s '2019 4th Industrial Revolution Awards' for his contributions to advancing the development of automotive PHY technology. He holds PH.D/MS/BS degrees from Seoul National University.
Dr. Jiwoong Choi is a board member of VSI, a professor at DGIST since 2010 and Automotive Section Chair at KICS since 2019. Prior to VSI, he was a member of senior technical staff with Marvell Semiconductor in Silicon Valley, where he designed and developed LTE products from 2007 to 2010. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford University from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Choi is responsible for developing core PHY algorithms that can provide disruptive technical advancement in high-speed networking products. He holds Ph.D/MS/BS degrees from Seoul National University.
Dr. Minjae Lee is a board member of VSI and a professor at GIST since 2012. He worked for Agilent Technologies in US Silicon Valley from 2008 to 2010 focused upon the development of high performance ADC (Analog Digital Converter). Professor Lee also served as a senior consultant at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in 2007 involving in many technological projects. Dr. Lee is responsible for developing innovative analog circuit architecture that can give best performance with optimized power/cost performance. He holds a Ph.D degree from University of California, Log Angeles and a MS/BS degree from Seoul National University.