Chairman of the Board Fred Chan joined ESS Technology in 1985 as president.He served as secretary and chief financial officer of the company from 1992 to 1995.He was appointed chairman of the board in 1992 and chief executive officer in 1994.
In September 1999, the company announced the formation of an Internet subsidiary, Vialta
, and the appointment of Mr. Chan
as its president, chairman, and chief executive officer. Before joining ESS Technology, Mr. Chan was a founder, president, and chief executive officer of AC Design, Inc., a VLSI chip design center, providing CAD, engineering, and design services.His prior experience includes being president and chief executive officer of CADCAM Technology, Inc., a CAE system development company, and president and a director of Niche Tech, Inc., an integrated circuit design company.Mr. Chan holds B.S.E.E. and M.S.C. degrees from the University of Hawaii.