Dr. Edward Kuan Hsiung Hsieh
Dr. Edward Kuan Hsiung Hsieh has served as a director since February 2012. Dr. Hsieh has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of VR Networks, Inc., a communications applications service provider company, and Eton Intelligent Technologies, Inc., a retailer of personal and notebook computers, since January 2000 and April 2000, respectively. From February 2007 to February 2010, Dr. Hsieh was Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific Telecom, a 3G mobile services operator, and Executive Director of Asia Pacific Online Services, an internet service provider, both based in Taiwan. Between 1996 and 2000, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Securities Ltd. Co., a securities brokerage and investment banking firm, and Chief Investment Executive for Pacific Group, a cable television and broadband operator. Previously, Dr. Hsieh worked in various engineering and research capacities at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, AT&T Bell Labs, Hughes Research Labs and TRW as well as in finance and investment at Merrill Lynch. Dr. Hsieh holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University and University of California, Santa Barbara, respectively, and a doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Cornell University. Our board has determined that Dr. Hsieh should serve as a director based on his finance and engineering background and his experience serving in senior management and as a director of companies in the finance and technology industries.