President/Chairman

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Pete Mueller

Principal Engineer / Senior Technologist, Intel Corporation

Pete Mueller is currently working in the Client Computing Group at Intel and is responsible for ecosystem enabling for touch and stylus technologies. He joined Intel in 1988 and has held positions in engineering, architecture and management. In 2001 he joined the Wireless Communication and Computing Group.  He worked on HW architecture and IO standards and was a member of the initial board of directors for MIPI. In 2004 Mr. Mueller joined the R&D team in the Ultra Mobility Group (which later became the Mobile and Communications Group) and was responsible for ecosystem enabling and tools for tablet and phone platforms.

 

Vice President

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Jeff Lukanc

Senior Director of Integrated Display and Touch Products, Synaptics Inc.

Jeff Lukanc joined Synaptics in 2012 and is currently a Senior Director of Integrated Display and Touch Products. Prior to Synaptics, he was a Senior Director at IDT where he led product definition and development of DisplayPort based timing controllers, PCI Express switches, and MIPS based communications SoC product families. At VLSI Technology, Mr. Lukanc managed the Western Region Design Centers developing custom ASIC solutions.

Secretary

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Nobutaka Ide

Vice President, Wacom Co., Ltd.

Nobutaka Ide joined Wacom in 2013 as Head of Marketing for the components business, and was appointed Vice President of Wacom Technology Solution Business Unit in April 2015 where he leads marketing and business development. Prior to Wacom, Mr. Ide served as General Manager of product planning and business development for the mobile phone business unit of SHARP Corporation.

 

Treasurer

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Ritch Russ

Senior Manager, Innovation Sourcing, Lenovo Inc.

Ritch Russ has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer electronic and electronic component business, with Sales, Marketing and Technical roles. Currently he is heading Lenovo’s Innovation Sourcing efforts into its next generation products.

 

Directors

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Richard Kerslake-Smith

Programme Manager, Solomon Systech

Richard Kerslake-Smith focuses on the strategy and full lifecycle delivery of large format MaXTouch products and MaxStylus active stylus solutions and currently leads the development of In-cell products. With a varied range of management roles over the last 10 years he was responsible for large scale defence projects and in 2006 was responsible for the development of the first touch screen and ITSO Smartcard products to enter the British and Australian transport markets. Mr Kerslake-Smith holds an MBA in Engineering Management from Bradford University School of Business and a bachelor’s in Microelectronics and Computing. Mr Kerslake-Smith looks to promote and improve engineering competence in the UK and as such has held a number of positions within the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET, previously IEE).

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Jerry Tang

President, Waltop International Corp.

Jerry Tang currently serves as the President of Waltop. He serves as a mentor in the Bachelor Degree Program at the College of Technology Management of National Tsing Hua University. He also is a director at the Alumni Association of National Tsing Hua University and the EMBA Alumni Association of National Tsing Hua University. Prior to joining Waltop he held senior positions at UMC, ITE Tech and the MemoCom Corp.

 
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James Zhang

General Manager, Hanvon Pentech Co., Ltd.

James Zhang currently is the General Manager of Hanvon Pentech, a holding subsidiary company of Hanwang Technology. Having previously served as President of Hanwang Technology, Mr. Zhang has rich experience in company management, marketing and R & D. In 2014, under his leadership, Hanvon Pentech became the top pen input providers in China.