Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, Chairman
Dado is the son of a farmer from a small barrio in Iguig in Cagayan Valley. He grew up with no access to electricity, and walked the dirt road to his school every day barefoot.
After earning a degree at Mapua Institute of Technology, Dado worked in the United States and enrolled in a graduate study program at the University of Washington. A licensed pilot, he was among the design engineers for the Boeing 747. He left the company to pursue a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computing Science at Stanford University.
Upon graduating, Dado spent time at the Homebrew Computer Club alongside engineers and professors, including Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Dado invented two of the foundation technologies in every PC today: the PC chip set, and the graphics acceleration architecture. He has founded three technology startups: Mostron; the S3 which became the third most profitable company in the world in 1993; and Chips & Technologies, which he sold to Intel in 1996.
Today, he is the managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, a venture firm focused on semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication, and consumer platforms.
The Farmer's Son Story
"My story could be your story. As Filipinos, it must be our story."
Francisco 'Paco' Sandejas
KAI ELMER SOTTO
RONNA REYES SIEH
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