Experience and Passion to Bring Value

Experience Matters

The Encore Semi Leadership team is a synergistic group cumulating several 100 years of experience in all aspects of the semiconductor, software, and systems. From foundry, telecom, networking, low-power wireless, IoT, automotive, storage, high-performance computing, multimedia to cloud systems, you can count of Encore Semi’s staff to understand your technology and challenges, and be ready to deliver an efficient solution.

Leadership Team


Olivier Lauvray

President & Chief Operating Officer

With 25+ years of international experience in semiconductor, electronics systems and software, Olivier held various technical, business, and executive positions. During 15 years at Motorola in USA and Europe, he grew the automotive, multimedia and wireless businesses. CEO of RMI Corporation and NetLogic Microsystems subsidiaries focused on network processors, he also developed his expertise in the IoT and Network Management Systems markets. Olivier holds a BS/MS in Electronics & Telecom.

Angeline Trang

Chief Financial Officer

Angeline Trang is a seasoned Finance and Accounting expert, with over 10 years of experience in optimizing the financials of high-tech engineering service companies. She started her career at QThink IC Design and joined Encore Semi, Inc. in 2012 where she holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. Angeline supervises all financial and accounting activities of the company, from tactical tasks to strategic planning. Angeline holds a BS Degree in Finance from San Diego State University.

Mario Lucarelli

VP of Business Development

Mario Lucarelli is responsible for Encore Semi’s global sales activities and has more than 25 years of strategic sales and support experience with global major accounts. He served as Director of Sales of QThink IC Design Services and was responsible for formulating relationships with several major augmentation customers, including the largest turnkey design in the company’s history. Mario has a BS in business administration with a major in marketing management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Blair Milburn

Senior Director of Engineering

Blair has more than 25 years of experience in SoC design, primarily in Verification/Validation. Prior to joining Encore Semi, he built and led one of Intel’s premier Verification teams focusing on CPU and SOC designs. During that time, he developed methodologies to deploy a range of advanced Verification techniques including low level design verification (coverage, directed random and formal), SOC integration level verification, as well as various aspects of firmware/platform verification.

Urban Jangren

Former President, Now Advisor

Urban Jangren has more than 25 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry, and is one of the original members of the Encore Semi team. He started his career as a design engineer at Ericsson, and his experience includes being Senior VP of Engineering at QThink IC Design, Silicon Director at Intel Corporation, and Director of Program Office at Cadence Design Systems. Urban received his MSEE degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

Terry Fruehling

Director of Functional Safety Solutions

Terry’s career of 35+ years includes engineering positions focused on design, development and manufacture of mission critical electronic, mechatronic and communications systems. He focuses on improving diagnostic, prognostic and safety mechanisms expanding functional safety capabilities. Terry has been awarded several patents and publications in the FuSa domain. He is an active member and contributor of SAE, IEEE, ISSS and ISO 26262, and holds a BSE degree from Purdue.

Tuan Ho

Senior Director of Engineering

With over 23 years of experience in industry, Tuan is responsible for Encore Semi’s Design Services, including RFIC/AMS Designs, DFT, PD, MD and CAD with the goal of enhancing solutions from IP to SoC development. Prior, Tuan held management and engineering positions in US, Canada and China at Intel, Atsana, Nortel and Bell-Northern Research. He completed ISO 26262 Certification Training, with semiconductors IP and component focus. Tuan holds a B.Eng in EE from the University of Victoria.

Mike McKean

Director of Sales

Mike has 30 years of experience in the design, marketing, business development and application of semiconductors and systems. Prior to Encore Semi, Mike served as General Manager for multiple companies in the data storage space including Synapse Design and STMicroelectronics. Mike held a variety of business development and customer management roles at Agere Systems, both in North America and in Asia. Mike’s early career was with Motorola Semiconductor in Texas, Arizona and Japan.

Yanira Barahona

Human Resources Manager

Yanira Barahona is an experienced HR professional with more than 17 years of background in employee management, operations management, executive communications, compliance training, performance evaluation and improvements. Yanira manages communications, onboarding, day-to-day employee support and relations, team building, and compliance follow up for the company. She holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from University of Redlands.

Mitra Mechanic

Director of Sales

Mitra has a 20-year track record in embedded software, business development & technical sales. Her previous role was as Director of Business Development for a IoT OS product company. Prior to that, she served business development manager at Freescale with a substantial record of achievement of global account, and led the Professional Services organization for an embedded software corporation which successfully deployed embedded IP in over 50 devices and platforms for OEM and ODM clients.