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Jay Chong

Managing Director
Samsung Ventures (San Jose, CA)

Jay joined Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of Samsung Group, in 2010 after spending 10 years at Intel in various marketing and business development roles. He launched multiple mobility products such as the second generation Centrino, Pentium M, and Pentium 4-M and also managed APAC PC accounts and executive relationships. During his final three years at Intel he was on an assignment in Shanghai, China, leading Intel's corporate strategy of incubating local PC OEMs and ODMs. He built a business development team and provided marketing, engineering, and strategy supports to help the local PC OEMs and ODMs to grow their core competencies. Before Intel he lead a sales team at International Rectifier in Korea, developing new businesses in telecommunication, consumer electronics, and automotive. At Samsung Ventures he has invested in SeaMicro micro-server, acquired by AMD, SolidFire all flash storage, Tilera multi-core, Raydiance femtosecond laser, and NextIO I/O virtualization. Jay received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.