Charlie Chao

Charlie Chao

Summary

English and Chinese Speaking

Multifaceted career in Electronics Industry

Broad experiences in the design, production, and management of consumer electronics and communication systems. Proven success in developing best practices for system integrations and suppliers. Expertise in managing project teams to achieve goals.Effective at procurement solutions. Developed and implemented high-value and cost effective programs.Highly skilled at providing coaching and consultation to internal clients.International workingexperience.

Professional Development

Analog Circuit Design.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Publications/Presentations

"An Effective Loop Inductance Model for General Non-Orthogonal Interconnect with Random Capacitive Coupling,” IEDM – IEEE International Electron Devices Conference, 2002

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant.  

Microelectronics.  Santa Clara University, 2000 to 2002

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Sep 2011

Project Engineering Manager

Satimo

Managing a team of project engineers; mentoring, in-house training, and delegate daily engineering operations. Ensuring technical requirements of systems are correctly executed.Stern leader who inspires positive environment among the team. Responsibilities also include leading sales presentations.

Successfully overseen installations of multimillion dollars Antenna / Active Communication Measurement Systems. Securing customer’s needs, and clear communication between multiple departments. Able to solve unforeseen technical issues quickly and meet tight deadlines. Thorough knowledge with CTIA and wireless communication standards.

Key strengths:

  • Shorten lead-times between suppliers and Satimo, from sales to installation.
  • Working with vendors and customers to help customer to overcome design difficulties.
  • Multitask between project management and technical support.
  • Bridging cultural gaps between customers and company.
  • Fluent with manufacturing process.
  • Fluent with RF hardware design, application and modifications.
Mar 2004 - May 2005

Design Engineer

Ascalade Communications

Design and delivery of Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) phones to global customers for this OEM of next generation wireless communication products.

Provided leadership and framework to ensure the appropriate and on-time delivery of innovative circuit designs to enhance quality and improve functionality. Collaborated extensively with customers to identify needs and create appropriate design solutions. Researched and evaluated partners’ products and tools for incorporation into product designs. Established and enhanced relationships with customers. Liaised with customers to clarify and satisfy technical issues and requests. Held full accountability for overseeing the design, testing and documentation of circuitry for DECT phones, including LCD drivers, power supplies, audio amplifiers, and interfaces for RF modules. Collaborated with mechanical engineering and production teams to analyze and resolve all issues. Interfaced with marketing team to introduce company’s products and services. Designed and delivered training to mechanical and product design teams on acoustic design strategies.

Key Projects and Achievements:

  • Credited with leading the design and incorporation of enhanced features into DECT phones, increasing overall customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Discovered major design flaw with partners’ communication chip utilized in the DECT phone handset. Spearheaded creation and incorporation of new circuit design, reducing production line rejection rate.
  • Recognized for creating excellent marketing samples, increasing overall product sales.
  • Recipient of award during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2006 for outstanding sound quality in the Philips Consumer Electrons’ DECT phone.
  • Technical Advisor to manufacturing facilities in China to implement production procedures, resolve issues and enhance quality of products.
2002 - 2003

Research Asistant

Robotics Systems Laboratory, Santa Clara University

Key member of team accountable for researching, designing and developing advanced, remote controlled robotic systems for scientific discovery, technology validation, and engineering education.

Researched, evaluated and recommended the incorporation of emerging technologies to enhance the development of autonomous robots. Designed and built custom circuitry for communication, power supplies and RF systems to support the operation of High Altitude Balloon Flight in Frederick, Oklahoma. Prototyped circuit board designs, utilizing off-the-shelf electronic components to customize systems. Planned and coordinated field testing operations of GPS transmitter and antennas.

Key Achievement:

  • Credited with designing and building high-performance antennas, power supplies and circuits to effectively interface with wireless cameras under extreme environments.
2000 - 2002

Research Assistant

Nano Electronics Laboratory, Santa Clara University

Assisted PhD candidate in conducting research on high-speed interconnect characterization and modeling.

Effectively researched, investigated and developed simulations to evaluate circuit performance on high-speed chip interconnects. Analyzed and documented circuit performance issues.

Key Achievement:

  • Developed a compact model that fully documented the RLC of the interconnect.
1997 - 1988

Design Specialist

DG Installation Plus

Held full accountability for designing and building custom home and mobile audio/video systems in adherence to customers’ specifications.

Established and enhanced relationships with customers to define needs, design effective solutions, and resolve all issues. Modified and constructed circuits to effectively interface with OEM products.

Education

Education