Pang Kang is a Chinese billionaire who is best known as the founder and chairman of the Chinese technology company, Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd. He is considered one of the most successful self-made entrepreneurs in China, having started his business from scratch and growing it into an influential player in the global technology industry.
Early Life and Education
Pang Kang was born in 1973 in the city of Shunde in the Guangdong province of China. He grew up in a family that was not particularly prosperous, and he had to work hard to get an education. After completing high school, Pang went on to study electronics at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. He graduated from the university in 1995 with a degree in electronic engineering.
Career and Achievements
Pang Kang started his career in the technology industry in 1998, when he joined Beijing Founder Electronics Co. Ltd. as a product manager. In 2002, he left Founder Electronics and started his own company, Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd, which focused on designing and manufacturing semiconductor products, including integrated circuits and touchscreen controllers.
Under Pang’s leadership, Goodix became a major player in the global semiconductor industry. In 2017, the company went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising HK$4.2 billion (about US$540 million) in the process. Today, Goodix has more than 1,500 employees, with operations in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
In addition to his work at Goodix, Pang Kang has been active in a number of industry associations and organizations. He is a member of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in the United States, and he has been a keynote speaker at conferences and events around the world.
Pang Kang is a private person who keeps a low profile outside of his work. He is married and has two children. He is known for his philanthropic work, and his company has donated millions of dollars to a variety of causes, including education, environmental protection, and disaster relief.
|Companies||Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd|
|Net Worth||$2.8 billion|