Jin Hong is vice president in the Data Center Group (DCG) and General Manager of Silicon Photonics research and development at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for driving new products in optical communications for Data Centers, Data Center Interconnects, 5G wireless, and sensors for autonomous driving. He also leads the effort to develop other applications by leveraging Silicon Photonics technology as an enabling platform.
Hong has extensive technical and executive-level experiences in the field of fiber-optic communications. Prior to joining Intel in January 2019, Hong was vice president of global research and development at NeoPhotonics Corporation, where he focused on the development of high speed coherent optical solutions. Since 2004, he served as vice president of various corporate functions in public and successful start-up companies in Silicon Valley, California, including Oplink, Stratalight, Opnext, Oclaro and Emcore, covering technology, marketing, product management, business development, research and development, in the area of optical components, modules, and systems. Earlier in his career, Hong carried out research and development for Bell-Northern Research (BNR), Nortel Networks, ONI Systems, and Ciena Corporation. He has over 70 publications and six U.S. patents.
Hong holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.