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Managing the China-U.S. High Tech Company Disconnect Patterns

Managing the China-U.S. High Tech Company Disconnect Patterns

This presentation is about the disconnect patterns that appear repeatedly in a high technology company with operations in the U.S. and in China.

If you are working in a China-U.S. company, then sooner or later you will begin hearing words to the effect of: "It is very difficult to work with China folks,” or "The U.S. team does not understand China."

Disconnects like these are at the center of most China-U.S. companies. They run deep. This presentation discusses a few such disconnect patterns.

When a China-U.S. company is infected with these disconnect patterns, it is like being thrown into a big washing machine, into that irreconcilable mix of the U.S. and China skill differences, time differences, language differences, geographical distance and culture differences - and spinning out of control into a maelstrom of execution failures, product delays, unhappy customers and eventually, layoffs.

Based on the author's experience as a COO and VP of product marketing in Legend Silicon, a pioneering China-U.S. fab-less semiconductor company, this presentation suggests ways to think about these disconnect patterns.


RAJ KARAMCHEDU, Former COO & Vice President of Product Marketing, Legend Silicon Corporation. Raj has over 18 years experience in design, product marketing and management in semiconductors, wireless and EDA fields. Author of


25-30 mins of presentation followed by Q&A from audience. Bring plenty of questions!


Anyone working in a China-U.S. company, in software or hardware, either as an individual contributor, manager or a director-level position in Engineering, marketing, sales and operations management.

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  • Joyce Y.

    anyone leaving from san francisco for this?

    February 28, 2013

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