Management

President, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kou founded Silicon Motion in 1995 and has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since our founding. Prior to founding Silicon Motion, Mr. Kou was the Vice President and Chief Architect at the Multimedia Products Division of Western Digital Corporation, which developed graphics
Wallace C. Kou
President, Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Kou founded Silicon Motion in 1995 and has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since our founding. Prior to founding Silicon Motion, Mr. Kou was the Vice President and Chief Architect at the Multimedia Products Division of Western Digital Corporation, which developed graphics
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lai joined us in April 2007 from ING Corporate Finance, Asia, where he was the Head of the Technology Group. Previously, he was also an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO and finance manager at PepsiCo in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Lai has over two decades of finance and
Riyadh Lai
Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Lai joined us in April 2007 from ING Corporate Finance, Asia, where he was the Head of the Technology Group. Previously, he was also an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO and finance manager at PepsiCo in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Lai has over two decades of finance and
Senior VP of Marketing and R&D and Director
Mr. Duann became our Senior Vice President of marketing and R&D for mobile storage in November 2018. He joined Silicon Motion in August 2007 as a product marketing director and R&D team leader. Mr. Duann has almost 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in product design, development
Nelson Duann
Senior VP of Marketing and R&D and Director


Mr. Duann became our Senior Vice President of marketing and R&D for mobile storage in November 2018. He joined Silicon Motion in August 2007 as a product marketing director and R&D team leader. Mr. Duann has almost 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in product design, development
VP of Sales, Asia and Greater China
Mr. Yeh has served as our Vice President of our mobile storage sales since November 2004. Mr. Yeh has over 20 years of sales experience managing marketing strategies, including product promotions and sales activities for semiconductor products. Mr. Yeh previously served in management positions at
Arthur Yeh
VP of Sales, Asia and Greater China


Mr. Yeh has served as our Vice President of our mobile storage sales since November 2004. Mr. Yeh has over 20 years of sales experience managing marketing strategies, including product promotions and sales activities for semiconductor products. Mr. Yeh previously served in management positions at
President of SMI USA
Mr. Fan has served as President of SMI USA, our business operations in the Americas and Europe since November 2016. He also oversees corporate market communications, public relations and our graphics product line. Mr. Fan has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and joined Silicon Motion
Robert Fan
President of SMI USA


Mr. Fan has served as President of SMI USA, our business operations in the Americas and Europe since November 2016. He also oversees corporate market communications, public relations and our graphics product line. Mr. Fan has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and joined Silicon Motion
VP of Operations
Mr. Chen has served as our Vice President of operations since November 2003. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the semiconductor industry managing supply chain and virtual manufacturing systems including wafer fabrication, mask tooling, as well as assembly and
Ken Chen
VP of Operations


Mr. Chen has served as our Vice President of operations since November 2003. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the semiconductor industry managing supply chain and virtual manufacturing systems including wafer fabrication, mask tooling, as well as assembly and
VP of R&D, Algorithm & Technology
Mr. Yeh became our Vice President of research and development in August 2012. He joined Silicon Motion in September 2003 as a product marketing director, before leading our Algorithm and Technology R&D team. Mr. Yeh has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor product design, development
Kevin Yeh
VP of R&D, Algorithm & Technology


Mr. Yeh became our Vice President of research and development in August 2012. He joined Silicon Motion in September 2003 as a product marketing director, before leading our Algorithm and Technology R&D team. Mr. Yeh has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor product design, development
Senior Director of R&D, System Validation
Mr. Tsai joined us in January 2020 with approximately 30 years of storage industry R&D experience relating to SSDs, HDDs and ODDs. Prior to joining Silicon Motion, he was the VP of R&D for DRAM module and Flash-related applications at TIGO Semiconductor and had also worked at Lite-on and Taiwan’s
Kevin Tsai
Senior Director of R&D, System Validation


Mr. Tsai joined us in January 2020 with approximately 30 years of storage industry R&D experience relating to SSDs, HDDs and ODDs. Prior to joining Silicon Motion, he was the VP of R&D for DRAM module and Flash-related applications at TIGO Semiconductor and had also worked at Lite-on and Taiwan’s