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Espressif's Teo Swee Ann Becomes a Member of SMU’s International Advisory Council

China, Shanghai
Dec 23, 2020

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has appointed Espressif’s Founder and CEO, Teo Swee Ann, as a member of the University’s International Advisory Council.

We are delighted to announce that Teo Swee Ann, Founder and CEO of Espressif Systems has recently been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Council at the Singapore Management University (SMU). The SMU International Advisory Council comprises experts from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Council’s mission is to develop the SMU’s international collaboration with governments, business leaders and academics both in Asia and globally.

A premier university in Asia, SMU is internationally recognised as a world-class research-intensive University. Established in 2000, SMU generates innovative research with global impact, and produces broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. With six colleges, as well as 30 teaching and research centers providing world-leading education to more than 11,000 students, SMU is committed to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience. To this end, it provides a rewarding and challenging environment for faculty, staff and students who share a passion for excellence.

The Singapore Management University is ranked 12th amongst specialist Universities on a global scale, and 15th in the worldwide “Best Young University” category, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2021. Additionally, SMU’s “Lee Kong Chian” School of Business is Singapore’s No. 1 Business School, and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and the Association of Master of Business Administration (AMBA). In addition, SMU’s Schools of Economics, Accounting, and Law are also among the best in Asia and beyond, due to their outstanding research output.

Teo Swee Ann’s contribution to the SMU International Advisory Council will stem from his expertise in the wireless chip industry, which spans more than two decades. Having extensive experience in R&D management, Teo Swee Ann founded Espressif Systems (688018.SH) in 2008. From this position, he has led the development of a series of secure, high-performing and cost-effective Wi-Fi-and-Bluetooth microcontroller units. Under Teo Swee Ann’s leadership, Espressif’s open-source software architecture and innovative AIoT solutions have taken the developer world by storm. Since 2017, Espressif has ranked first in the Wi-Fi MCU market for three consecutive years (Source: Techno Systems Research, TSR), and has been listed in Forbes’ 2020 IoT Ranking as one of the most innovative companies in China. Espressif’s solutions and products are trusted globally by millions of customers who appreciate the company's power-efficient, robust and secure technology.

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