Leadership Team

William Kao, President

Joe Tai, Vice President

Cliff Tsay

Gillian Tam

Kai Ma

Linda Yu

Pei Kao

Wai Ho

William Kao, Founder, President

William Kao photo

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive (Director, VP) engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems.

Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-CAS Silicon Valley Chapter , where he was Chapter Chair in 2006.

Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy and Clean Technology courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose.

He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several Clean Tech companies.

Dr. Kao is currently President and Founder of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society) , now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member.