Mr. Eg Kah Yee started his career as System Analyst with Phoenix Data Systems Inc., a Silicon Valley company in Santa Clara, California USA, where he developed VLSI Layout Verification System. In 1985, he joined Daisy Systems Corporation; a Silicon Valley company listed on NASDAQ based in Mountain View, California which he was the R&D Project Manager responsible for the development of second generation Digital Logic Simulator (DLSII) where he designed and implemented the simulation engine and DBMS. In 1988, he was promoted to be the Director of North Asia Region responsible for business in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.
In 1990, he left Daisy Systems Corporation and joined Synopsys Inc., a Silicon Valley based startup pioneer in logic synthesis and High Level Design for ASIC and VLSI design. He started as the Regional Manager for South Asia Pacific Operations where he was responsible for the starting and growing of the business in Taiwan, Asean countries, India,Australia and New Zealand. The Company was listed on NASDAQ in 1992. He was later promoted to be the General Manager for Asia Pacific Operation where he was responsible for global business operation excluding America, Europe and Japan.
In 1996, he left Synopsys Inc. and started to invest and groom companies. He started Canvas Technology Inc. in Taiwan,a company specialize in Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for embedded designs where the team has done numerous co-development of set-top-boxes, networking products, PDA and defense systems. He has also invested in Silicon Vision Inc., a Silicon Valley company specialize in optical products, in Freemont, California together with two Venture Capitalists from Taiwan and a few high net-worth individuals from USA.
Currently, he also sits on the board of Key ASIC Berhad and various private limited companies. Apart from his brother, Eg Kaa Chee, who is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, he does not have any family relationship with any of the Directors or major shareholder of the Company. He is a major shareholder of the Company. He has no material conflict of interest with the Group other than that which has been disclosed to the Board of Directors. He has not been convicted of any offenses within the past 5 years and has not been imposed any publicly sanctions or penalty by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.