Haier North American Innovation Hub

Haier Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) is the North American hub for all of Haier’s advanced technology outreach and engagement. SVIC engages with the greatest technological minds in the world through its Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem (HOPE), a professional tech scouting community that works together to solve technical problems, break development bottlenecks and bring innovations to market faster and more efficiently.

Technology Scouting

Industry Research

Recent Events

SVIC Recent Activities

Sensors Expo 2018

Sensors Expo 2018 SVIC will attend Sensors Expo & Conference together with Haier AIC colleagues on June 28, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. For 30+ years, Sensors Expo & Conference has Read more…

Meet Our Team

Peter Himes

Peter Himes

General Manager

Heading corporate development for strategic technologies in North America for Haier Corporation, the global leader in appliances, connected kitchen, smart home, and products that enhance personal health, comfort and lifestyle. Brands include GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, Mabe, Aqua, Casarte, Leader. Part of Haier's Advanced Innovation organization.

Yuwen Chen

Yuwen Chen

Innovation Manager
Yaping Cheng

Yaping Cheng

Industry Analyst

Yaping joined SVIC in 2018. Prior to SVIC, she worked at L.E.K. Consulting to address pressing strategy issues for Fortune 500 and PE companies. She also worked for Teach For China, an education start-up in rural China, for Goldman Sachs on corporate sustainability and real estate, and at Alibaba on international buyer management. Adapting to different audiences and cross-pollinating industries, Yaping is a strong generalist good at applying technology, data and insights learnt elsewhere to new fields.

Jie (Linda) Cao

Jie (Linda) Cao

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Haier Silicon Valley Innovation Center

2955 Campus Drive

San Mateo, CA 94403



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