Tessera names Robert Yung as Chief Technology Officer

Yung joins Tessera from PMC Sierra, a provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors, which he joined in 2005 as vice president and CTO. Prior to PMC Sierra, he served as CTO for Intel Corporation’s Enterprise Processors Group, CTO for Intel’s Communications Products Group, and CTO for [Intel] China, where he directed Intel’s China research. Before Intel, Yung spent time as Sun Microsystems Inc.’s CTO for Asia. He has also held management and founding directorial positions at Nexgen Microsystems and Xenologic Inc.

In 2002, Yung was named to the National Committee of U.S.-China Relation’s Fellow during the inaugural Young Leader Forum. In 2000, he was named to the World Economic Forum’s “Top 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow,” in Davos, Switzerland. Yung earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the inventor of 70 issued and more than 20 pending patents, and has published more than 50 technical articles in journals and at industry conferences.