Knowledge Transfer Office

Acting Director - Mr Clement LAM

Clement has been involved with managing, mentoring, and building start-up companies for the past 30 years in Silicon Valley. He brings to CityU many years of high tech start-up experience in the area of engineering and sales/marketing from Silicon Valley, Canada, and Greater China. Clement was the co-founder of Ambient Technologies, a broadband semiconductor company that was acquired by INTEL in year 2000. He stayed as GM from 2000 to 2004 as GM of the Intel’s Broadband Business Unit. He led the management buyout of Cirrus Logic’s Modem Business Unit in 1998 to form Ambient. Clement was the CEO of Quintic from 2006 to 2007. Quintic, based in Beijing, pioneered low power mix-signal silicon in the WiFi/Bluetooth space. It was subsequently acquired by NXP. Since 2004, Clement has been an angel investor in startups, providing both funding and coaching.

Clement is the inventor and patent holder of the roller on the mouse that is being used virtually on every mouse today. At City University, Clement is responsible for managing IP prosecution and licensing, creating research cooperation projects using City University’s knowhow/IP with companies/government bodies especially in Mainland China. He is also overseeing City University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs/fundings. He holds B. Eng and M. Eng degrees in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada.