CEO & Founder, Outward, Inc.
Clarence Chui is CEO & Co-Founder of Outward Inc., a San Jose, CA-based enterprise technology company focused specifically on the home furnishing and decorative accessories industry. Outward provides visual merchandising that supports the scale and diversity of products offered by customer brands, as well as flexibility in enabling a breadth of digital “experiences” tailored to support all stages of a brand’s merchandising throughout its sales chain.
Clarence has nearly twenty years of technology industry experience. He is the rare, but consummate technologist who is passionate about building teams and deeply focused on creating an adaptive and risk taking organizational culture at Outward.
Prior to Co-founding Outward, Clarence was Senior Vice President and General Manager at the MEMS Technologies division of Qualcomm, Inc. (QMT), where he led the technology, engineering, and product development activities. Clarence helped grow the team at Qualcomm from 35 to over a 1500 person operation spanning multiple sites in the US and Asia.
During his time at Iridigm Display Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm in 2004), Clarence was Director of Technology Development, here he led the development of their MEMS-based direct view flat panel display technology.
Clarence is a named inventor on over 140 issued US utility patents (with more than an additional 25 pending) in various areas including MEMS, displays, image processing, color science, display system architectures, packaging, manufacturing methods, materials, and test and characterization techniques.
He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).