The Mediatek’s Chief Operating Officer Zhu Shangzu, has just leaved the Taiwanese chipset maker to join forces with Xiaomi. The announcement was made earlier today by no one else than Lei Jun, the Chinese giant CEO.
According to the announcement, Zhu Shangzu will take place in Xiaomi as a new partner in the investment startup arm, that already includes some other talented people.
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Zhu Shangzu played a big role during his period in MediaTek by establishing strategic partnership between the Taiwanese chip manufacturer and Xiaomi. According to the company announcement, his skills and contacts around the industry will be a key factor in Xiaomi’s future investments.
The new investor has both bachelor and master degree in Electronics at the Taiwanese Hsinchu Jiaotong University. He joined MediaTek in 1999 to directly work in Digital Consumer Electronics Business Unit and Digital Camera Business Unit.
Zhu Shangzu played a master role in MediaTek helping the chipset maker to achieve its position as 2nd largest supplier of smartphones SoCs, since it decided to enter in the business in 2010. For sure it will be a huge miss for the Taiwanese company, in counterpart for Xiaomi, the former Chief has a lot to offer in the company’s bright future.