Lavi Lev brings 35 years of Silicon Valley and Asia business experience. Throughout his professional career, he served as CEO, President, General Manger, and VP of R&D in the semiconductor chip design, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, test equipment, contract manufacturing, and 3D printing industries. Some of his achievements include: the design of the first Pentium Microprocessor (Intel) and the first UltraSparc Microprocessor (Sun Microsystems); the development of the technology that powers the Nintendo and Sony video games consoles (Silicon Graphics); the business responsibility for the $1B EDA software of Cadence Design Systems; the 10x growth of the contract manufacturing business of Ultra Clean Technology (UCT) in Asia; and the deployment of Southeast Asia’s largest 3D printing service bureau in Singapore. Most recently, Lavi was the President of UCT Asia. Prior to moving to Asia, Lavi was the CEO of Credence Systems (NASDAQ: XCRA).
Lavi has extensive Merger and Acquisition experience, executing over 20 deals in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. totalling over $2B. He is the author of 11 issued U.S. patents and numerous papers covering semiconductor, Internet, EDA software, and consumer electronics technologies. Lavi is also a certified professional coach, specializing in coaching senior executives. He is an angel investor and member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Lavi graduated from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music. Lavi is a permanent resident of Singapore.