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Kuantai Yeh

BS '89, MEng '90, MBA '98

Managing Director
Highland Capital Partners (Shanghai, China)

Biography

Before joining Highland, Kuantai served as Managing Director of Intel Capital China. While at Intel, he was actively involved in the firm's investments in 51.com, BCD, Chipsbrand, Incesoft, Montage Technology, Palm Commerce, Winking Entertainment, Verisilicon and Yeepay. He has also invested in Actions Semiconductors (Nasdaq: ACTS).

Prior to joining Intel, Kuantai was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) based in Hong Kong for 5 years, responsible for the non-Japan Asia Technology Investment Banking business for Asian technology companies. Kuantai began his career at Cypress Semiconductors where he spent 6 years in various engineering roles including Technology Integration Manager and Fab Engineering Manager. During the time, Kuantai led several R&D teams to successfully develop and put into volume production 3 generations of SRAM process technologies. Kuantai holds two US patents in semiconductor process technology.

The prestigious Forbes Midas List has recognized Kuantai as one of the top venture capitalists in China.

Education

Cornell University, B.S., Electrical Engineering and Material Science, 1989

Cornell University, M. Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1990

Cornell University, M.B.A., 1998