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Yao-Ting Wang

Co-founder of Numerical and Clear Shape


In 1995, Wang co-founded Numerical Technologies, Inc. based on his doctoral research for IC manufacturing. As the Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP of Engineering, Wang was active in company operations and helped take the company public in 2000. The company was later acquired by Synopsys in 2003.
In 2004, Wang co-founded Clear Shape Technologies, Inc.and was the Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. The company was a pioneer in the space of design for manufacturing (DFM) and recognized by multiple prestigious awards including the EDN Innovation of the Year Award (2007), the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award (2007), one of the top 10 semiconductor companies’ Partner Award (2007) and the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups (2007). The company was acquired by Cadence in August of 2007.

Wang is a Consulting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University since 2004.

In August of 2008, Wang moved back to Taiwan and co-founded Darwin Management, Inc. with Simon Fang.

Wang received his Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.