Derong Yan is a technical marketing engineer for the Calibre PERC reliability platform at Mentor, a Siemens business. His areas of expertise include SoC physical design and verification, reliability verification, and design automation. Derong has worked in the semiconductor industry for nearly two decades, including prior stints in Micron Technology and Intel Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Alberta, and received both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.