C. T. Kao is currently a Product Management Director in the Custom IC & PCB Group of Cadence Design Systems. He has been performing analysis, simulation, and product design in the fields of electronic packaging, semiconductor processing equipment, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for more than 20 years. While working at a MEMS start-up and a consulting company, he and the teams successfully developed various MEMS products including micro-mirror devices for portable display application and multiple MEMS sensors, from prototype to volume production with satisfactory reliability and yield. C. T. previously also worked for National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) in the Packaging Technology Group and for Applied Materials in designing semiconductor components and equipment for physical vapor deposition (PVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes. C. T. received his B.S. from National Taiwan University and M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics.