We are engineers, artists and adventurers. We are passionate to expand the spectrum of light. Our team drives relentlessly to create the smallest displays that make a big impact.


Hummingbirds are CP’s engineering design inspiration. Compact, fast, vibrant color and high performance have been in CP’s design DNA. The new branding inherits CP original logo’s design framework. The iconic hummingbird reflects the company’s commitment to bring these innovations and technologies forward into next-generation high performance RGB microdisplay solutions.


We believe in fresh, bold ideas. We work to blend visual aesthetics and information processing that delivers rich and captivating moments.


We encourage knowledge based problem-solving. We constantly challenge, model, compute and test our visions to find the best way forward.


We empower sharing and collaborating. We come to work with diversity and openness to make things brighter, smarter with the utmost clarity.


Before joining Compound Photonics, the members of our leadership team spent decades at the forefront of electronic display and semiconductor technologies— playing instrumental roles to push the industry advancement with their unique visions and can do spirit.

Edmund Passon         


Edmund Passon serves as Co-CEO at Compound Photonics with 33 years of experience leading technology, operations, and business. Prior to being named Co-CEO, Ed was Senior Vice President of Product Development overseeing design and engineering activities. Additionally, Ed drives the companywide technical and product roadmaps working with industry leaders to enable world class, compelling display systems for current and emerging applications.

Ed brings a track record of results through an extensive career spanning multiple industries and disciplines including electro-optical-mechanical design, project architecture and business development. Prior to joining Compound Photonics, Ed held senior engineering and business development positions at InFocus, Philips, Omnivision, Ratheon, Honeywell and Oerlikon where he led teams designing systems & products spanning consumer, commercial, military and space applications.

Richard Jackson


Richard Jackson is one of Compound Photonicsʼ co-CEOs and oversees operations, manufacturing, and supply chain. He plays a key role to drive the success of manufacture engineering for new products from prototyping to volume production. In addition, Richard is responsible for design and implementation of the companyʼs strategic plans to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Richard has 20 plus years of experience in supplying high volume components to customers including leading mobile phone manufacturers.

Prior to joining Compound Photonics, Richard was the Director of Wafer Fab Operations for Europeʼs largest Gallium Arsenide fab and held multiple positions of increasing responsibility covering manufacturing, engineering and procurement at RFMD and Fujitsu.

We’re a place for people with fearless creativity and a passion for expanding the limits of technology.

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