Wayne Dai is the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. He was the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and CTO of Celestry Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002. Prior to that, he was the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Ultima Interconnect Technology, Inc., one of the predecessor companies to Celestry.
He was the founding Chairman of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference and the founding Chairman of IEEE Symposium on IC/Package Design Integration. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conferences and received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from the President of United States in 1990.
Wayne was elected as one the top ten venture-backed entrepreneurs in China in 2005, and elected as one of the 2005 top ten talents of science and technology in China. In 2007, he was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in China. He is currently the president of Berkeley Shanghai Club.
Wayne Dai received his B.A. degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor in the department of Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz.