Tony is an associate investment manager at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials. Tony is focused on cleantech and semiconductor investment opportunities and heads up Applied Ventures' operations in China. To learn more, visit http://www.appliedmaterials.com/company/applied-ventures/team.
Tony is fluent in English and Mandarin. In addition to his affection for entrepreneurship, Tony enjoys sports that start with the letter S: soccer, skiing, and sailing.
2014 marked an exciting and active year, where Applied Ventures closed four new investments in early stage technology companies. The most recent investment is RayVio Corporation, a solid state ultraviolet (SSUV) light emitting diode (LED) startup first developed at Boston University and backed by some of the world’s leading investors.
As a member of the organizing committee, I’m pleased to share that Applied Ventures will be participating in the second-annual Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF) held in conjunction with SEMICON West 2014 in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 8.
The forum is designed to bring new and emerging innovators together with the semiconductor industry’s top strategic investors and venture capitalists (VCs), in order to enable closer collaboration and showcase the next generation of entrepreneurs in microelectronics.
Picture a future where your bathroom mirror doubles as an information resource, displaying the weather forecast and your daily agenda, and where your vision is precisely enhanced by tunable eyeglasses and windshields. This is a future that Halation Photonics aims to enable. Applied Ventures is proud to join Halation as an investor.
The majority of mobile devices today use LCD screens. While these displays are certainly a technical marvel, next generation devices will demand higher efficiency displays that consume significantly less power.
Unlike traditional displays that require a backlight and a constant power source, Halation’s multi-stable liquid crystal displays do not require any power to hold an image. In this video, Dan Sun, Halation’s chairman and CTO, explains Halation’s innovative technology and some of its applications.