Dr. Chong Lee is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Phase Three Logic which he started in 1986 to develop and market engineering software for electronic design automation (EDA). In 1994 the business was expanded to cover the Computer Aided Design Assurance (CADA) market with automated sneak circuit analysis software.
Dr. Lee began his career as a senior integrated-circuit design engineer for NCR Corporation in 1975 after completing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Iowa State University. From 1977 until 1981, he worked for Tektronix, Inc., in Oregon as manager of the computer research group. He spearheaded projects in digital systems and computer architecture, including high-performance workstations, local area networks, and VLSI design tools. From 1981 until 1984, Dr. Lee was vice president and general manager of the VLSI engineering systems division of Metheus Corporation. He directed a 70-person development team involved in designing and manufacturing engineering workstations. Dr. Lee's team developed the industry's first UNIX based color engineering workstation. In 1984 he became vice president of engineering for the Metheus-Computervision Corporation, a 10-million dollar joint venture company. From 1991 to 1992, he was executive managing director for Samsung Electronics Corporation with responsibility for worldwide marketing of computer systems products including UNIX workstations and X windows display systems.
Dr. Lee is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE), and served as chairman of the Portland Chapter for the IEEE
Computer Society between 1979 and 1981. He has taught in the Computer Science
Department at the Oregon Graduate Institute, published more than 20 technical
papers, and participated in numerous conferences. Dr. Lee earned his B.S. and
M.S. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Seoul National University
and Iowa State University respectively. He attended the AEA (American Electronics
Association) executive management course at Stanford University in 1983, and
served as a board member for the X Consortium based in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
an MIT spin-off research organization.
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