Mr. Choy Ngee Hoe was appointed as an Executive Director on 14 January 2005. He is a major shareholder of the Company and the Chief Executive Officer and one of the founder members of VisDynamics Research Sdn. Bhd. (“VRSB”), a subsidiary of the Company. He is the leader of the team of talented and experienced engineers at VRSB. He oversees the management team and in charge of devising the corporate strategies and plans of the Company.
He graduated from the 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 National Semiconductors Corporation, a well-known Multi-National Corporation in the semiconductor industry, in Melaka.
He was exposed to manufacturing and process technologies covering molding, stripping or laser marking, solder plating, trim and form, electrical tests, reliability tests and all the way to the final pack in various consumers, industrial and military or aerospace products. Other than process related responsibilities such as yield improvement, cost savings, upgrades, productivity enhancement, equipment qualification, product transfer and etc. He was also actively involved in new product development that required him to work with the corporate research and developments (R&D) team. His last position at National Semiconductor Corporation was Equipment Manager.
He joined Telford as an Operations Manager in 1994 and helped them form TQS Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (“TQSSB”). TQSSB is a Tape and Reel (“TNR”) contract manufacturer. He was later promoted to Business Director of 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 one of the members of the acquisition team. Telford’s equipment division was then spun off to become the Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments (“STI”) Group of Companies. He helped form STI Sdn. Bhd. and was appointed as the President of the company.
In 1999, Telford amalgamated with STI Group of Companies under ASTI Holding Ltd (“ASTI”) and listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd. He also held directorship and chairmanship in various international ASTI subsidiaries and helped ASTI with another major acquisition, namely the Reel Service Ltd Group of Companies, making ASTI as one of the world’s largest TNR contract manufacturers. He resigned from ASTI on 31 December 2002 and subsequently set up VRSB with the rest of the promoters.
He does not hold any other directorship in public companies and listed issuers.