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Our strength lies in our people, the experienced, talented, skilled team that builds, supports, and pushes our technology further and faster. Among these people are our leaders, our captains, who guide us to meet each challenge head on and thrive in the fast-paced mobile world.
Cheng Wu is CEO and co-founder at Azuki, responsible for the company’s vision, corporate strategy and setting the overall direction in the marketplace. Cheng is a successful serial entrepreneur and well-acclaimed industry veteran, having founded and led numerous businesses spanning a range of different industries.
Most recently, Cheng served as Chairman of Acopia Networks, a leader in high-performance, intelligent file virtualization solutions, which was acquired by F5 Networks for $210M in September, 2007. Cheng founded and became Chairman of Acopia Networks in December, 2001 after leaving Cisco Systems. He joined Cisco Systems in June 2000 through Cisco’s $5.7B acquisition of ArrowPoint Communications, where he held various executive positions, including Group VP and General Manager of the Content and Multiservice Edge Group (CME). CME’s technology focus was to enable the migration of existing client-server multi-protocol networks toward high value, multiservice (data, voice, and video) architectures capable of supporting the next wave of e-business applications and edge services for Enterprise and service provider customers.
Prior to joining Cisco, Cheng founded ArrowPoint Communications, where he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer leading the company to a successful IPO in April of 2000 with annualized revenues of $250M. Founded in 1997, ArrowPoint provided Web switches and Web network services (WebNS) software that allowed customers to optimize the use of the Web for e-commerce and content delivery.
Preceding Cheng’s time with ArrowPoint, he founded Arris Networks, a Massachusetts based startup that developed high-density Internet access products that was acquired by Cascade Communications for $217M in May, 1996. He later served as Cascade (now Lucent Technologies) Communications’ Vice President for remote access engineering.
To highlight his career in the networking and communications industry - which extends more than 20 years - Cheng was named to InteractiveWeek Magazine’s “Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet” list in 2000 and named the Key Industry Player by Massachusetts Telecom Council in 2002.
In addition to functioning as CEO of Azuki, Cheng also serves on the board of eIQNetworks.
Cheng has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ChiaoTung University, Taiwan and a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University.