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Tao Cheng VP Manufacturing Operations, Silicon Motion

Jen-Tai Hsu VP algorithm and technology, Tom Sepenzis senior director investor relations and strategy

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has made additions to both its technology and investor outreach and communications teams.

This includes the addition of Dr. Jen-Tai Hsu as VP of algorithm and technology and the promotion of Tao Cheng to VP manufacturing operations. Both are key additions to furthering company’s leadership in the design and manufacturing of controller technology and the development of future technology advancements for high-performance NAND storage solutions. The firm has also added Tom Sepenzis as the new senior director of investor relations and sategy to help shape its investor outreach and communications team.

Hsu Silicon MotionDr. Jen-Tai Hsu has nearly 30 years industry and management experience in analog/mixed-signal design, SoC IP development and memory product engineering, leading corporate IP development, physical IC design service and NAND storage research. Prior to joining, he was VP of core IP R&D at GUC and successfully developed multiple silicon IPs, such as advanced packaging technology (APT), high bandwidth memory (HBM), UCIe, GLink, high-speed SerDes, DDR and data converter (ADC/DAC) IPs. Before that, he was VP engineering in YMTC/XMC, Kilopass Technology and Pericom Semiconductor, and served in significant engineering management positions at Intel and National Semiconductor. He has obtained over a dozen US patents in the field of high-speed interface transmission, system circuit design and memory chip design. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in Taiwan and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

Cheng Silicon MotionTao Cheng is promoted from associate VP at the company to VP of manufacturing operations to manage and oversee WW manufacturing operations, product engineering, test engineering, advanced process technology, packaging testing design, production operation, and quality assurance engineering teams. Leveraging his extensive experience in foundry process, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) and semiconductor supply chain management, he has successfully executed the company’s cost improvement strategy plan over the past two years. Prior to that, he has over 25 years of experience at MediaTek and TSMC. During his tenure at MediaTek, he served in the manufacturing operation functional unit and the intelligent automotive business unit and led the team to achieve the 1st AEC-Q100 Grade 3 certification and mass production of the in-vehicle infotainment SoC as an assistant GM. He holds a BS and MS degrees in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, as well as ten US patents in ESD, semiconductor device, and packaging related technologies.

Sepenzis Silicon MotionTom Sepenzis will help shape the company’s investor outreach and be responsible for communicating its financial performance and strategic plans to the public markets. Before that, he served as VP of corporate development and investor relations at Akoustis Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a senior technology analyst covering the mobile communications and semiconductor sectors at Northland Capital Markets, Oppenheimer, Piper Sandler and other firms. He possesses significant experience with capital raising efforts, M&A and strategic analysis. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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