Gaozhan is multi-faceted
Chinese company

led by semiconductor industry veterans

Company overview  

GAOZHAN is a multi-faceted Chinese company led by semiconductor industry veterans. We have more than 45 years of semiconductor industry experience combined with more than 25 years experience living and working in Greater China. GAOZHAN has two divisions to service its customers and partners: Consulting division and Investment division.

GAOZHAN’s Consulting division offers Management. Strategy and Operations consulting services to Chinese and International companies operating in the Semiconductor and Electronics industries. Typical engagements include assisting companies in improving their overall company management processes; developing growth strategies to secure a larger share of the market and innovative operational processes designed to improve design and manufacturing output.

GAOZHAN’s core team and network of experts cover all disciplines including Executive Coaching, Chinese and Global Sales Strategies, Strategic Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Product Design Excellence, Chip Production Excellence and Semiconductor Supply Chain Management.

GAOZHAN’s Investment division offers Semiconductor and Electronics Industry Investment and Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services to Chinese and International companies. Typical engagements include advising a Chinese company on the purchase of international semiconductor assets through either an asset or equity sale; advising an international company on making investments or acquiring a related Chinese company and providing due diligence services to a company, venture capital fund or private equity fund that plans an investment in a Chinese or international semiconductor company.

GAOZHAN is also an investor in the semiconductor industry. GAOZHAN’s initial investments are in the power semiconductor electronics sector.

Our Team

David French

Chairman


Dave French served as the General Manager of Analog Product Division at Fairchild Semiconductor, the General Manager of DSP Business at Analog Devices and president and CEO at Cirrus Logic. He has more than 40 years experience in the semiconductor industry,and more than 30 years experience in product development, marketing, manufacturing, strategic planning and business management. Since 2001, he has devoted himself to the Chinese semiconductor industry by serving on the board of several companies as well as SVP of NXP Semiconductors. He is now the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of ASMC, a Hong Kong listed Semiconductor company.

Jesse Parker

Managing Director


Jesse Parker comes from Boston, Massachusetts in the US. He now lives in Chengdu, Sichuan Province China. He has lived and worked in China for more than 25 years. He was the Vice President of IBM in the Microelectronics Division. He also served as the Vice President at Softbank International Ventures responsible for global venture capital fund management. Since 2002, He has focused himself on Angel investments, Venture Capital and international Mergers & Acquisition projects including semiconductor companies. At present, he is the General Manager of Chengdu GAOZHAN Enterprise Consulting Co., Ltd. Jesse is also a visiting lecturer at the Overseas College and Antai Management College of Shanghai Jiaotong University. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

John Doricko

U.S. Business Development Director


John Doricko comes from New York, US and now resides in California. He has more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry. He served as VP of Equipment Sales, Business Development and Alliances at Macquarie Electronics, and as the global senior director of the Etch Division Global Services at Applied Materials. John also served as the President of Technology Development & Commercialization Services as well as the EVP of Corporate Sales & Marketing at TSI Semiconductors. John now serves as the overseas business development executive at Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.,(Shanghai), John is also the Managing Partner at Amenda Technology.

Stella Pan

Office Manager


Stella Pan joined GAOZHAN in 2011. She is responsible for the daily operation of Wuxi office. Prior to this, she worked in Wuxi IC Design Center where she was a project manager responsible for international partnerships. As a local, Stella brings to GAOZHAN a broad set of relationships with local organisations as well a large number of local enterprises. She creates better communications and cooperation between GAOZHAN and its partners.

Vera Chen

Administrative Assistant


Vera Chen joined GAOZHAN in 2017. She is the administrative assistant of the company. She is responsible for the administrative affairs of the company including translating, preparing documents, coordinating with local approval authority and banks. Prior to this, she was the administrative manager in Quintic Microelectronic (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. and responsible for the daily operation of the office. Before joining Quintic, she worked as an English translator and also had experience in the overseas education industry. She graduated from Jiangsu University of Technology with a major in English Teaching.

Winter Chan

VP Business Development


Winter Chan comes from Singapore. He has more than 30 years Sales and Marketing management experience at US and Europe based MNCs as Asia Pacific head, within Semiconductors, LED ( Solid State Lighting), Distributions, proven record in developing direct sales and FAE teams, distributors and agent channel creation in China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN, India and ANZ. He served as Managing Director of South Asia– Arrow Electronics, VP of Sales Asia of Cirrus Logic, Future Electronics, and Cree. He’s also a member of Charter Institution of Marketing- United Kingdom.

Harvey An

Marketing Director


Harvey has work and study experience in several cities of China, as well as in Singapore and the U.S. He now lives in Shanghai. He has been devoted to semiconductor industry over 15 years, and is familiar with automobile electronics, industry control, security monitoring, consumer electronics and medical electronics. Harvey was involved in fields like Massively Parallel Processing Computer and Artificial Intelligence early during his university period. He worked with Delphi, TI, Lite-on Semiconductor, Zhonghang Microelectronics and CR Microelectronics, and has accumulated rich experience in sales and market development. Harvey studied the course of Venture Capital in Shanghai Jiaotong University from 2008 to 2009 and served as the director of Investment and Financing Club of Jiaotong University.

Types of Clients

Digital and Analog Chip Design Companies

Chinese domestic or international digital chip design companies that require general management consulting, investment advice or merger and acquisition advice.

IDM

This includes Chinese domestic IDM companies that are considering acquiring intellectual property, international assets or international companies. We offer the complete range of general management services as well as merger and acquisition advisory services.

Digital and Analog Fabs

This includes Chinese or international companies that specialise in the manufacturing of chip products for fabless semiconductor customers.

Semiconductor Materials Vendors

This includes Chinese or international companies that provide raw materials or partially finished materials to semiconductor manufacturing companies.

Semiconductor Packaging and Test Houses

This includes Chinese or Asian companies that specialise in the packaging and testing of semiconductor and electronics products for export or consumption in the Chinese domestic marketplace.

Client Development Stages

GAOZHAN services companies at all stages of development. Given our deep understanding of the semiconductor industry and the Chinese market, we are able to assist companies at all stages of development from startup companies to Venture Capital and Private Equity Funded enterprises as well as Public Companies.

Client Locations

GAOZHAN’s clients are located around the world in areas where the semiconductor industry is prevalent. GAOZHAN specialises in a deep understanding of the Chinese semiconductor market. We are able to assist our clients with market entry strategies for China; Strategies to locate and secure Chinese investment capital; Strategies for locating a potential buyer for overseas companies; as well as assisting Chinese companies in identifying strategies for acquiring intellectual property or entire companies from outside China.

Our targeted markets include: China PRC, Taiwan. Hong Kong, North America, Europe and Israel.

Our Partners

GAOZHAN’s network of partners provide our clients with a range of expert services.

Track Record

  NXP Jilin Joint Venture spin out
  NXP RF Product Line sale
  NXP Standard Products Product Line sale
  NXP sale of Lighting Product Line to Asian buyer
  Quicklogic Semiconductor China Market Entry Strategy
  Quintic Microelectronics sale to NXP

Office Locations

GAOZHAN and its affiliated companies have offices in China and the United States.

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