Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Zhou has over 16 years of senior management experience, with expertise in establishing R&D teams, setting strategy and product road maps, and driving revenue growth through design win activity. A native of China who has extensive U.S. management experience, Dr. Zhou has proficiency in effectively running a China-based company that serves the global markets. Most recently, Dr. Zhou served as Senior Vice President at Actions Semiconductor, where he led the effort for the company's Android-based product line. Dr. Zhou spent the last six years in Shanghai, China as Founder and CEO of Mavrix Technology, a developer of multimedia and mobile TV SOCs for brand name and non-branded cell phone makers in China. He founded Mavrix technology in 2005 and the company was acquired by Actions Semiconductor in 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Zhou served as Senior Vice President of digital imaging products at ESS Technology, Inc., based in Fremont, California and a developer of CMOS sensors for cell phone makers such as Motorola, Samsung and LG. In January 1999, Dr. Zhou founded NetRidium Communications, Inc., in Irvine, California, a leader in high speed home networking. In February 2000, NetRidium, Inc. was acquired by ESS Technologies, Inc. Prior to founding NetRidium, Inc., Dr. Zhou held multiple senior level engineering positions at Conexant/Rockwell in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Zhou graduated with a master's degree and a PhD from the Signal and Image Processing Institute at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Zhou holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
Chief Financial Officer
Liu, I-Hung (Nigel) has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2011. Mr. Liu has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience and has been with Actions since 2007. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Qualified Internal Auditor (QIA), and a Certified Internal Auditor in Taiwan. Previously, Mr. Liu spent seven years in multiple management positions, most recently as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and a Master of Business Administration degree from National Taiwan University.