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Tsuyoshi Taira

 

 

Tsuyoshi Taira is the CEO of Tazan International Inc, a Venture Capital and Management Consultancy Firm. 

Mr. Taira has been involved with a number of Silicon Valley startup companies as founding investor/director including Atmel Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ATML), Pico Power Technology Inc (acquired by Cirrus Logic), Junglee Corporation (acquired by Amazon.com, NASDAQ: AMZN), Armedia (acquired by Broadcom, NASDAQ: BRCM), Apptivity (acquired by Progress Software, NASDAQ: PRGS) and many others.

 

He has been instrumental in providing seed stage financing, management and marketing advice, especially f or the Far Eastern market to the startup companies. Currently he serves on the boards of Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (flash memory company),, and Teleweb (Call Center in China). In addition, he is on the advisory board of Reveo (Revolutionary Electro Optics Technology Company) and several other companies. Previously, Mr. Taira was Chairman of Sanyo Semiconductor directing Sanyo’s US marketing strategy. Most of his career was spent at Sanyo Corporation except for five years when he worked at Fairchild Semiconductor.

 

Mr. Taira graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University with a BSEE. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Newport Asia Pacific University in March 2000. He has published a number of books including “Audio Amplifier”, “Transistor physics And application” as a Co-author and most recently a book on entrepreneurship, “My fellow engineer, let’s challenge” from Nikkei BP.

 

 

  【Japanese edtion】
Title:エンジニアよ挑戦せよ。
Author:Tsuyoshi Taira
Price:1,890(JPY)   
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  【Japanese edtion】
Title:なぜ私はシリコンバレーで成功できたのか
Author:Tsuyoshi Taira
Price:350(JPY)   
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  【Chinese edtion】
Title:エンジニアよ挑戦せよ。
Author:Tsuyoshi Taira