Lip-Bu Tan

Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Lip-Bu Tan

Lip-Bu Tan

Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Career Highlights

Wrvi Global Capital Managers LLC
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Walden International LLC

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1960 - Malaysia



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Chief Technology Adviser at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Katerra, Inc.

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President & Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University - School of Medicine

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Co-Founding Partner at Riverwood Capital Management LP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Advanced Micro Fabrication Equipment, Inc. China

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President at SPM Capital LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Komprise, Inc.

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Professional at Inphi Corp.

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Hara Software, Inc.

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Lip-Bu Tan
Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
BS in Physics

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50. The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience. NTU's five-year strategic plan, NTU 2015, maps out how it will become a great global university by 2015. Under this, NTU will build on its current strengths and heritage to make its mark internationally in five areas – sustainability, healthcare, new media, the best of the East and West, and innovation. The areas leverage NTU’s diverse strengths, particularly its longstanding expertise in engineering and business, and the interfaces these have with various disciplines such as healthcare, science and the humanities. With almost S$849m of research funding in the area of sustainability, NTU is already a global leader in this area. NTU has set up a medical school jointly with Imperial College London to meet the challenges of ageing and healthcare in Singapore. The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, an autonomous institution, will pioneer medical innovations and bring about enhancements to the healthcare system.

MS in Nuclear Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.


The University of San Francisco’s School of Management is at the epicenter of global innovation and can help you develop the skills to excel in today’s dynamic business, government and nonprofit environments. Our internationally recognized faculty is committed to teaching you what you need to succeed, including the hallmarks of Jesuit education — social justice and global citizenship.

MBA Unknown

Our mission is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

2001 - Current

The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. The organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge, and resources of their members - Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards the mission.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

To keep pace with market demand for more performance and functionality in today’s mobile phones, digital cameras, computers, automotive systems and other electronics products, manufacturers pack billions of transistors onto a single chip. This massive integration parallels the shift to ever-smaller process geometries, where the chip’s transistors and other physical features can be smaller than the wavelength of light used to print them. Designing and manufacturing semiconductor devices with such phenomenal scale, complexity and technological challenges would not be possible without electronic design automation (EDA). It is essential for everything from verifying that the myriad transistors do what the designer intended to dealing with physical effects on electrons traveling miles of wires with widths sometimes measuring less than 100 nanometers. Cadence Design Systems is a leading global EDA company. Cadence customers use our software, hardware, and services to overcome a range of technical and economic hurdles. Our technologies help customers create mobile devices with longer battery life. Designers of ICs for game consoles and other consumer electronics speed their products to market using our hardware simulators to run software on a ‘virtual’ chip—long before the actual chip exists. We bridge the traditional gap between chip designers and fabrication facilities, so that manufacturing challenges can be addressed early in the design stage. And our custom IC design platform enables designers to harmonize the divergent worlds of analog and digital design to create some of the most advanced mixed-signal system on chip (SoC) designs. These are just a few of the many essential Cadence solutions that drive the success of leading IC and electronic systems companies

1987 - Current

Walden International focuses on investments in the following sectors: semiconductors, software, internet & digital media and emerging technologies. They make seed stage, early-stage and expansion round investments. The firm prefers to invest in the US and Asia. The firm generally seeks board representation.

Vice President
Prior - 1986
Boards & Committees
2019 - Current

Green Hills Software, Inc. develops and supplies compilers, software development tools and real-time operating systems. It offers platform solutions, operating systems, hypervisor, OS middleware, development tools, and processor probes. The company was founded by Daniel D. O'Dowd in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

Schneider Electric SE engages in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. It operates through the following two segments: Energy Management and Industrial Automation. The Energy Management segment includes medium voltage, low voltage and secure power. The medium voltage combines all Medium Voltage and grid automation activities. The low voltage provides low voltage power and building automation products and solutions. The secure power covers secure power activities. The Automation segment comprises industrial automation and industrial control activities, across Discrete, Process and Hybrid industries. The company was founded by Adolphe Schneider and Joseph-Eugène Schneider in 1836 and is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

2018 - Current

Sambanova Systems, Inc. develops computing platforms to power machine learning and data analytics applications. The company was founded by Rodrigo Liang, Kunle Olukotun and Christopher Re and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

2009 - Current

Global Semiconductor Alliance is a private company headquartered in Dallas, TX, that provides information on and organizes events for the semiconductor industry in order to ensure growth and profitability of the industry. The firm was founded by Jodi Shelton, she is currently the CEO of the company.The company says this about itself: GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish a profitable and sustainable semiconductor ecosystem. This expanding ecosystem encompasses semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. As a leading semiconductor and technology industry organization, we offer an efficient and strategic platform for thought leadership. GSA has an impressive global footprint representing over 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies. As a result of our unique, neutral platform, our membership ranges from the most exciting, emerging companies to semiconductor industry stalwarts and technology leaders. Our members now represent 70 percent of the $450B plus semiconductor industry.

2006 - Current


Member, Board of Directors

Electronic Design Automation Consortium is an American private company located in San Jose, CA. The firm operates as electronic system design association.

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Political Donations

Former President of United States


Former President of United States

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Inphi Corp. issued Common Stock

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GenXComm, Inc. provides radio wave technology solutions. It offers Simultaneous Self Interference Cancellation (S-SIX) Technology. The company was founded by Sriram Vishwanath, Hardik Jain and Stephen K. Gartside Jr. in 2016 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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IQLECT Software Solutions Pvt Ltd. provides software services. It develops a hardware-software converged platform to provide data insights in real time. The firm offers data centers, database, e-commerce, fin-tech, and log analysis solutions. The company was founded by Sachin Sinha in 2012 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

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xSi Semiconductors Pvt Ltd. provides programmable integrated circuit solutions for LED lighting market. It offers XS1011-High PF Dimmable Platform IC and Custom ICs products. The company was founded by Hrishikesh Baburaya Bhagwaty, Rajesh Swaminathan and Bhagwat Krishnadas and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #45
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #37
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Other Affiliations

Lip-Bu Tan is affiliated with Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Walden International LLC, Chappell & Co. Ltd., EDS Nuclear, INC3 Ventures LLC, Inphi Corp., Wrvi Global Capital Managers LLC, United Platform Technologies China, Inc., Echo Energy Plc, Occam Networks, Inc., WaldenVC LLC, MindTree Ltd., Sambanova Systems, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California - Berkeley, H4 Engineering, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Green Hills Software, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Sambanova Systems, Inc., Electronic System Design, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co., Silicon Mitus, Inc., Advanced Micro Fabrication Equipment, Inc. China, Berkeley Lights, Inc., ACM Research, Inc., Innovium, Inc., Komprise, Inc., EnVerv, Inc., Vayyar Imaging Ltd., Habana Labs Ltd., Oryx Vision Ltd., Wekaio, Inc., Eta Compute, Inc., Tagore Technology, Inc., IndusAge Partners, Proteantecs Ltd., Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Aura Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., HiDeep, Inc., NetSpeed Systems, Inc., Aquantia Corp., ON Semiconductor Connectivity Solutions, Inc., Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd., United Overseas Bank Ltd. - Singapore, United Overseas Bank Ltd. (Korea), Greenfield Networks, Inc., MindTree Ltd., Telegent Systems, Inc., Ambarella, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Beceem Communications, Inc., Flextronics International, Inc., Flex Ltd., United Platform Technologies China, Inc., Inphi Corp., Leadis Technology, Inc., Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, SINA Corp., Centillium Communications, Inc., Creative Technology Ltd., Creative Technology, Inc., Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Multiplex Co., Inc., SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., Calypto Design Systems, Inc., PT Bank UOB Indonesia, Tilera Corp., Endwave Corp., CNEX Labs, Inc., RF Pixels, Inc., Terawave Communications, Inc., Multiplex, Inc., Skire, Inc., Teak Technologies, Inc., Pelion Venture Partners, Apexone Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Ineda Systems, Inc., Annapurna Labs Ltd., Solectron Global Services Canada, Inc., Walden International LLC, Walden Intl. Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd., HP, Inc., Flextronics International USA, Inc., Huaya Microelectronics, Inc., Synacom Technology, Inc., Steridian Corp., Argosy Partners, Inc., WALDEN RIVERWOOD VENTURES, L.P., The Global Semiconductor Alliance, Asia America MultiTechnology Association, Electronic System Design Alliance, Carnegie Mellon University, Regent College, Nanyang Technological University, New College Berkeley, Head-Royce School, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Francisco Opera Association, National Venture Capital Association, UC Berkeley - College of Engineering, Asia Society of Northern California, Mount Hermon Association, Bay Area Rescue Mission, University of California at Berkeley - Synthetic Biology Institute, Schools Online, Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering

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