Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Member, Risk Oversight Committee
Dr. Lu was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in June 2005 after serving on the Board since 2001. Dr. Lu is also a board member of LTC and Nuvoton, two publicly held companies. Dr. Lu is the founding Chairman of the Asian American Citizen’s Council. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Lu was a partner of the WK Technology Venture Fund. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Lu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Mixed-Signal and Logic Products of TI. His responsibilities included all aspects of the analog, mixed-signal and logic products for TI’s worldwide business, including design, process and product development, manufacturing and marketing. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Lu was the manager of TI’s worldwide memory business. In addition, he served as the President of TI Asia from 1994 to 1997 where he supervised all of TI activities in Asia, excluding Japan. Dr. Lu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Having worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years and, particularly, having served in various managerial and senior executive capacities at TI, Dr. Lu possesses a wealth of semiconductor management experience. Dr. Lu also is knowledgeable in the role and function of the Board as a result of serving for many years as a board member of several public and private companies.
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. White was appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. White has 36 years of senior level finance experience, including 25 years at TI, where he served as Vice President of Finance and Production Planning for MOS memory, Controller for TI’s Asia Pacific Division in Singapore, and various other financial positions in the United States, France and Germany. From 1999 to 2005, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Optisoft, Inc., and from 2005 to 2006, he served as a Partner of Tatum, LLC. Mr. White, a licensed certified public accountant, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Vice President, Stratetic Long-Range Planning
Mr. Beltran was appointed to his current position in 2018. From 2011 through and including 2018, Mr. Beltran served as Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain/Planning and Outsourcing for Diodes, including overseeing Quality up through 2017. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President of Business Development in 2011 for Semtech Corporation after serving as its Vice President of Worldwide Operations from 2006 to 2010. Prior to Semtech, Mr. Beltran served as Director of Worldwide Operations Planning and Backend Operations for Intersil Corporation from 2002 to 2006. He served as Director of Operations for Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of analog integrated circuits from 1999 until that company was acquired by Intersil in 2002. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Vice President, Corporate Operations
Ms. Holland joined the Company in 2008. She previously spent over 20 years at TI where she held several key management roles, last serving as director and general manager of the Connectivity Solutions business unit prior to her departure in 2007. Her responsibilities included leading business and technical teams in the United States, Asia and Japan in the development, production and marketing of multiple analog and interface product lines. Prior to joining the Connectivity Solutions business unit, Ms. Holland served at TI as Director, Worldwide Bus Solutions from 2000 to 2001 and as Director, Computer Peripheral and Control Products from 1997 to 1999. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics at Northwestern University and her Master’s degree in Engineering Management at Southern Methodist University. She is an alumna of Leadership America and Leadership Texas, and was named a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Rohrer was appointed to his current position in 2008. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Zetex plc from 2005 until it was acquired by the Company in 2008. He began his career in research and development at Diehl Data Systems before working at TI from 1976 to 1980, where he held a variety of engineering and marketing positions. From 1980 to 1998, Mr. Rohrer held several senior managerial positions at National Semiconductor Corporation, including worldwide responsibility for the strategic communication product line activities. Mr. Rohrer led NSM’s European organization from 1990 to 1998 as Vice President and General Manager. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Rohrer served as President of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited – Europe. During his tenure with TSMC he was instrumental in closing some industry-shaping strategic partnerships and the creation and promotion of the European fabless semiconductor industry.
Mr. Rohrer was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuid Corporation from 2002 until becoming the CEO of Zetex plc in 2005. Mr. Rohrer holds a Master’s degree in Electronics from Aalen University and received further business and management education from Stanford University and INSEAD. Mr. Rohrer also served on several boards of both publicly traded and privately held companies.
Vice President, Worldwide Discrete Products
Mr. Tang was appointed to his current position in 2006. He previously served as the Company’s Global Product Manager since 2005. From 2002 until joining the Company, Mr. Tang served as general manager of T2 Microelectronics in Shanghai, China where he managed complex mixed-signal SOC product development. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Tang was the senior strategic marketing director for Acer Labs, Inc. USA, and prior to that, he was employed by NSM for 17 years, where he held various management positions in analog and mixed-signal circuit design, applications and strategic marketing. Mr. Tang holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Ms. Yang was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing in mid-December 2017. She has been with Diodes since the acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation in November 2015, where she was Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to that, she held a number of sales management positions with Pericom since 1998, including: Contract Manufacturing Sales Director, Western Regional Sales Director, and Strategic Account Sales Director covering Asia, North America, and Europe. Ms. Yang holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto.
Vice President, Worldwide Analog Products
Mr. Yu joined the Company in 2008. Prior to joining Diodes, he was the CEO of Commit Inc., a China home-grown TDSCDMA standard 3/4G chip set start-up company from 2003-2008. Prior to Commit Inc., Mr. Yu worked at Texas Instruments for 15 years, where he held several key management roles, including as Asia Vice President of ASP (Application Specific Product and Digital Signal Product) before his departure in 2001. Mr. Yu’s billion-dollar business responsibilities include leading several business developments, marketing and technical units of wireless communication, ASIC, DSP, broadband, and digital still camera business units under his Asia ASP leadership. He studied electrical engineering at Kaoshung Institute of Technology (KIT) and earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Tam Kang University in Taiwan.