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Zhihong Liu

Serial entrepreneur and technologist


Zhihong Liu currently serves as the Executive Chairman of ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc.
He was Corporate Vice President for CSV R&D at Cadence Design Systems Inc.

Liu co-founded BTA Technology Inc. in 1993 and invented BSIMPro, the world’s most leading Spice modeling product. He also served as the President & CEO of BTA Technology Inc. and later Celestry Design Technology Inc., which was acquired by Cadence in 2003.

Liu holds a Ph.D. degree in EE from the University of Hong Kong and co-developed the industry’s first standard model (BSIM3) for IC designs as one of the main contributors at the University of California at Berkeley.