Mr. Choy Ngee Hoe
Mr Choy, a major shareholder, is our Chief Executive Officer and one (1) of the founder members of Visdynamics Research Sdn Bhd (“VRSB”), a subsidiary of our Company. He is the leader of the team of talented and experienced engineers in VRSB. He oversees our management team as well as in charge of devising our corporate strategies and plans. Mr Choy graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) in 1988. He began his career in the semiconductor industry in 1988 as a Process Engineer in a subsidiary of one (1) of the well-known Multi-National Corporations (MNCs), National Semiconductors Corporation, in Melaka. Mr Choy was exposed to manufacturing and process technologies covering molding, strip/laser marking, solder plating, trim and form, electrical tests, reliability test and all the way to final pack in various consumers, industrial and military/aerospace products. Other than process related responsibilities such as yield improvement, cost savings, upgrades, productivity enhancement, equipment qualification, product transfer etc, he was also actively involved in new product development that required him to work with the corporate R&D team. His last position in National Semiconductor Corporation was Equipment Manager. Mr Choy joined Telford as Operations Manager in 1994 and helped form and head TQS Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (“TQSSB”). TQSSB is a Tape and Reel (TNR) contract manufacturer. He was later promoted as Business Director in TQSSB where he was heavily involved in semiconductor equipment development.
In 1997, Telford acquired the backend equipment division of a major semiconductor Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM), Texas Instruments Incorporated, where he was a member of the acquisition team. Telford equipment division was then spun off to become the Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments (STI) group of companies. Mr Choy was made President of STI Sdn Bhd, which he helped form. In 1999, Telford and the STI group of companies were later united under ASTI Holding Ltd (“ASTI”) and listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd, Singapore. Mr Choy also held directorship and chairmanship in various international ASTI subsidiaries and helped ASTI with another major acquisition, the Reel Service Ltd group of companies, making ASTI one of the world’s largest TNR contract manufacturers. He resigned from ASTI at 31 December 2002 and subsequently set up VRSB with the rest of the promoters.