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.


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.

Stephen Woo

Stephen Woo

Executive Chairman

Dr. Stephen Woo is executive chairman of Compound Photonics. Stephen brings his over three decades of scientific background and broad range of experience in semiconductor industry to define and guide Compound Photonicsʼ strategy in development of new technologies and the companyʼs long-term opportunities. Under his tenure, Compound Photonics has advanced its design and engineering leadership in worldwide ultra-small display innovations.

Prior to his role in Compound Photonics, Stephen was President of Samsung Electronics where he was responsible for Samsungʼs global system semiconductor business. Before that, Stephen served several technical management roles in Texas Instruments and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Stephen holds a Ph.D degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park.

Yiwan Wong


Dr. Yiwan Wong is chief executive officer of Compound Photonics. A 29+ year veteran of the semiconductor and IT industry, he brings diverse executive management experience in R&D, marketing, partnership, business strategy and operation. Prior to joining Compound Photonics, Yiwan was the Partnership Lead of Facebook Realty Laboratory, responsible for formulation and implementation of partnership engagement strategy of Facebook’s Virtual and Augmented Realities R&D activities. Prior to joining Facebook, Yiwan held executive positions at Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, and senior technical staff and business director positions at Texas Instruments. Yiwan received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Yale University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from University of Texas, Austin.

Dr. Yiwan Wang CEO
Edmund Passon

Edmund Passon         

VP of Product Development

Edmund Passon serves as the Product Development leader at Compound Photonics overseeing design and engineering activities since 2012. 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 has been developing technology for 30 years 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, Oerlikon and Omnivision where he led teams designing systems for consumer products.

Richard Jackson

VP of Operations

Richard Jackson oversees Compound Photonicsʼ 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.

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