QEOS Origin

Prof. Eugene Wigner

Received Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles.

Prof. Dr. John Bardeen
2nd Student to Wigner

Only person to ever receive the Nobel Prize twice. 1956 Received the Nobel prize for his co-invention of the transistor. 1972 Received the Nobel prize as co-developer of the theory of superconductivity at low temperatures.

Prof. Nick Holonyak JR.
1st Student to Bardeen

Inventor of LED & Pioneer in Optoelectronic Industry. Member of the Inventor Hall of Fame. Won the 2015 Charles Stark Draper prize for the Invention of LED.

Prof. Dr. Gregory E. Stillman
4th Student to Nick Holonyak

Professor Stillman was a renowned research scientist in areas of semiconductor materials and devices, with an emphasis on lasers and light emitting and detecting instruments.

Dr. Raymond Chin
28th Student to Nick Holonyak

Pioneer of first commercial wireless LAN and mobile apps for China mobile. (Former Chairman of QEOS - Retired)

Dr. Gabriel Walter
60th Student to Nick Holonyak

Co-invented the world first Transistor Laser and the world's fastest LED. Group Chief Executive Officer of QEOS.

Prof. Milton Feng
1st Student to Stillman

Co-invented the worlds fastest transistor and Light Emitting Transistor (LET).

Dr. Joy Laskar
1st Student to Milton

Pioneered the development of integrated high efficiency integrated Power Amplifier (PA) technology and pioneered the development of low power millimeter wave gigabit wireless circuits. CEO QEOS INC.

QEOS Origin Timeline

  1. 1930

    Eugene Wigner was recruited into Princeton University for professorship.

  2. 1933

    John Bardeen was referred by Albert Einstein to enter Princeton's graduation program in mathematics. He became Wigner's second graduate student.

  3. 1947

    John invented the transistor.

  4. 1951

    Bardeen moved to Illinois, became the professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Illinois.

  5. 1954

    Nick received his undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. He is the first graduate student of Professor John Bardeen.

  6. 1962

    Nick Holonyak invented the Light-Emitting Diode (LED).

  7. 1963

    Nick Holonyak joined Dr. Bardeen at the University of Illinois and worked on Quantum Wells and Quantum-Well lasers.

  8. 1967

    Gregory E. Stillman earned his Ph.D. under the direction of ECE Professor Nick Holonyak Jr.

  9. 1975

    Stillman joined the Illinois ECE faculty.

  10. 1979

    Milton Feng received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois under the supervision of Professor Gregory E. Stillman.

  11. 2003

    Gabriel Walter received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois as the last student of Professor Nick Holonyak Jr.

    Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr. & Prof. Milton Feng co-invented Light emitting Transistor.

  12. 2004

    Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr., Dr. Gabriel, Prof. Milton Feng Walter co-invented Transistor Laser.

  13. 2008

    QEOS founded by Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr., Dr. Gabriel and Prof. Milton Feng Walter.

  14. 2009

    QEOS demonstrated the fastest LED in the world.