Boardof Directors

Jack Zhao


Jack Zhao is a co-founder of Parade and has served as the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board since January 2011. From 2005 through 2010, Dr. Zhao was the company’s President and CEO and Board Co-Chairman. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Parade, Dr. Zhao served as the VP of Engineering at a company that he co-founded, Cerdelinx Technologies, which was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor in 2002. Prior to Cerdelinx, Dr. Zhao served in various management positions at Cypress Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, and Trident Microsystems. He received his Ph.D. in EE from the University of California, Irvine, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Mark Qu

Vice Chairman

Mark Qu is a Parade co-founder, and has served as the Board Vice Chairman, and company President and Executive Vice President of Engineering since January 2011. Dr. Qu was the Board Co-chairman and Parade’s VP of Engineering from 2005 to 2010. He has over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience and served as Chief Technology Officer at Cerdelinx, which he co-founded prior to Parade. Previously he held various positions at National Semiconductor and Sandcraft, Inc. Dr. Qu received his Ph.D. in EE from Texas A&M University, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Norman (Jen-Lin) Shen

Chair of the Audit Committee; Member of the Compensation Committee

Norman Shen has served as a member of the Parade Board since October 2010. Mr. Shen was the Chief Financial Officer of Motech Industries, Inc. between 2008 and 2010. Prior to Motech, Mr. Shen has held various senior management positions including positions at Systex Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co., Ltd, Fubon Commercial Bank, Yuan Foong Yu Paper Mfg., Co., Ltd. and Bank of America, Taipei. Mr. Shen is currently a director of GIO Optoelectronics Corporation and Coland Holdings Limited. Mr. Shen received a Master of Economics degree from National Chung Hsin University.

Charlie Huang

Chair of the Compensation Committee; Member of the Audit Committee

Charlie Huang has served as a member of the Parade Board since October 2010. He is the CEO of Giga Design Automation.  Dr. Huang served as GM and VP of IBM between 2015 and 2017, and prior to 2015 served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, System & Verification Group of Cadence Design Systems. Dr. Huang joined Cadence in 2001 through the acquisition of CadMOS, where he was co-founder and CEO. Prior to co-founding CadMOS, he was vice president of R&D at EPIC Design Technology and later became Vice President of R&D in the EPIC Technology Group of Synopsys. As an entrepreneur and technologist, he has more recently held leadership positions overseeing R&D, marketing, strategic investment, and mergers and acquisition. Dr. Huang holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and an MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dennis Segers

Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee

Dennis Segers has served as a member of the Board since January 2007. Mr. Segers is currently Chairman of the Board at Xilinx, and served as CEO of Tabula, Inc. from 2006 to 2015. Previously, Dennis served as the senior vice president and general manager of the FPGA product groups at Xilinx. Mr. Segers began his career at Mostek Corporation as a product development engineer for Mostek’s 16K DRAMs. Mr. Segers is currently a director of Azuro, Inc., a privately held EDA company. A past member of the board of directors of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (now the Global Semiconductor Alliance, GSA), Mr. Segers currently serves as the Chairman of the GSA Emerging Company CEO Council. Mr. Segers received a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.

Jackie Yang

Jackie Yang has served as a member of the Board since December 2005. Mr. Yang is a co-founder and the Managing Director of TransLink Capital. Prior to TransLink, Mr. Yang was a Senior Vice President at UMC Capital and was responsible for UMC’s investment activities in the United States and China. Mr. Yang started his venture career at InveStar Capital in 1996, where he specialized in semiconductor and telecommunication companies. Mr. Yang received his MBA degree from University of Missouri, Columbia and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsinghua University, Taiwan.

Cyrus Y. Tsui

Cyrus Y. Tsui has served as a member of the Board since Sept 2007. Mr. Tsui was the Chairman and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation from 1988 to 2005. Mr. Tsui has held technical and managerial positions in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years, and has worked in the programmable logic industry since its inception. Prior to Lattice, Mr. Tsui was Corporate VP and GM of the Programmable Logic Division of AMD, and VP and GM of the Commercial Products Division of Monolithic Memories Inc. Mr. Tsui received his BSEE degree from University of Southern California.

Chen Hao

Chen Hao has served as a member of the Board since December 2010. Mr. Chen is the Managing Director and Head of Investment at Legend Capital. Mr. Chen joined Legend Group in 1992. He served as General Manager of Legend Advanced System Ltd. (LAS) East China and then Vice President of LAS. During his tenure, he was responsible for strategic management and business implementation and presided over several major projects for clients in government, financial institutions, taxation authorities and telecommunication companies. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, especially in business management and operations, and IT applications/services. Mr. Chen graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Darren Huang

Darren Huang has served as a member of the Board since July 2007. Mr. Huang has served since 2002 as Partner of AsiaVest Partners, a leading venture capital firm investing in private companies in the Greater China Region. Prior to AsiaVest, Mr. Huang worked with Crimson Ventures, Icare Asia and InveStar Venture Capital. Currently, Mr. Huang also serves on the boards of Amulaire Thermal Technology, Opulan Tech, Global Compound Semiconductor and Beijing Lepro Seva. He holds an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Mechanical Engineering degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.