Management Team

Hiro Kozato

Chief Executive Officer

Hiro Kozato is the CEO and President of Techpoint since founding the company in 2012. Mr. Kozato was the former founder and CEO of Techwell whom he took public in 2006 and sold Techwell to Intersil for $455 million in 2010. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Kozato was President of Sigmax, a start-up company based in Silicon Valley developing CD-ROM controller chips. Sigmax was sold to Adaptec in 1996. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Kozato was the Business Controller for Ricoh, a large Japanese electronics conglomerate, where he was responsible for Ricoh's US semiconductor business. Mr. Kozato started his career at Tomen, a large Japanese trading company. Mr. Kozato holds a B.S. in Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.


Feng Kuo

Chief Technology Officer

Feng Kuo is the CTO and cofounder of Techpoint. Dr. Kuo served as the Vice President of Engineering at Intersil Corporation after Intersil had acquired Techwell in in 2010 and served as CTO of Techwell from 1998 to 2010. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Kuo was the VP of Engineering of Sigmax, a start-up company based in the Silicon Valley developing CD-ROM controller chips. Sigmax was sold to Adaptec in 1996. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Kuo was a Product Manager at Seiko, where he designed a variety of analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Dr. Kuo started his career at Hypres, a superconductor IC Company. Dr. Kuo holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Taiwan National University and a M.S. and PhD from the Stony Brook University of New York.


Darron Ma

General Manager and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Darron Ma is the General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Techpoint Inc. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Ma was the Vice President and General Manager of the Video Products Group at Conexant Systems. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Ma was the Product Line Director of worldwide video business for Intersil Corporation after Intersil had acquired Techwell Inc. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Ma was the Director of sales and later on the President of Greater China for Techwell Inc. Prior to joining Techwell, Mr. Ma was a Marketing Manager at PLX Technology and an ASIC design engineer at Netchip Technology. Mr. Ma holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UCLA.

 

Joe Kamei

Vice President of Operations

Joe Kamei is the Vice President of Operations at Techpoint since September 2013. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Kamei was the Director of Operations at Intersil Corporation after Intersil had acquired Techwell. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Kamei was the Vice President of Operations for Techwell Inc. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Kamei was a manager at Kanematsu USA Inc, a Japanese general trading company. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Kamei was an engineering manager at Ricoh Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of office automation equipment. Mr Kamei holds a B.S. degree in precise machinery engineering from Tokyo University.

 

Yukiko Tegarden
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Tegarden has been our CFO since March 2016. Ms. Tegarden was previously the Senior Manager at Seagate Technology, a publicly traded company, from November 2013 through March 2016. From April 2007 through October 2013, Ms. Tegarden was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP in San Jose and specialized in auditing technology companies including semiconductor industry. From 2005 through 2007, Ms. Tegarden worked for Deloitte in Tokyo, Japan, within M&A transaction group. From 2002 through 2005, Ms. Tegarden worked as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP in San Jose. Ms. Tegarden holds a B.A. in English and International Studies from Dokkyo University in Japan. Additionally, Ms. Tegarden is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.


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