Hong Hou
Venture Partner

Semiconductors • Chemicals/Specialty Materials • Optics

Hong Hou, Ph.D. is a Venture Partner with specializing in semiconductor, optoelectronic, and advanced materials businesses. He is CEO of EMCORE Corp. (EMKR), where he developed their transceiver and high-speed vertical-cavity laser businesses. Previously, Dr. Hou was a co-founder and CTO of EMCORE PhotoVoltaics. Prior to his roles at EMCORE, Dr. Hou was a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories and at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Hou holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego, an M.S. in Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a B.S. in Electronic Science from Jilin University. He has also completed Executive Management courses at Stanford Business School.