Kewei Yang completed his M.S. degree in electrical engineering and received his Ph.D. while studying under Professor Andreas Andreou, at Johns Hopkins University. Since leaving the university, Yang went on to co-found Analogix, a company that designs and manufactures semiconductors for the digital multimedia market. These semiconductors are used in many things, from portable devices such as smartphones to high-end graphics cards and large, high-definition displays.
With over 14 years of growth, Analogix’s acquisition comes as no surprise. The $500 million dollar deal between Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. and Beijing Shanhai Capital Management Co, Ltd was announced in early April 2017. Shanhai Capital is a buyout fund in healthcare and technology that manages Chinese yuan (RMB) and USD denominated funds. Going forward, Yang will continue his role as the company’s CEO and plans to continue building and growing the now public company.