Semiconductors • Chemicals/Specialty Materials • Optics
Dr. Hong Q Hou has served as Chief Operating Officer of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) since June 2015. Dr. Hou has extensive technical and executive-level experience in the compound semiconductor industry. He served as director, president and CEO of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR) from March 2008 to January 2015. Dr. Hou co-founded EMCORE’s photovoltaics division in 1998, and led the commercialization of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell technology for space power applications. From 2000 to 2006, he served as vice president and general manager of the fiber optics device and broadband business units, respectively. Dr. Hou was promoted to director and chief operating officer in December 2006.
Dr. Hou holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and has also completed executive management courses at Stanford Business School. He conducted research at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories early in his career.