Frederick A. Kish, Jr.


A trailblazer in the design and fabrication of ultra-high brightness LEDs, Dr. Frederick A. Kish, Jr. developed revolutionary designs and processes for LEDs utilizing direct wafer bonding to cost effectively increase their luminous efficiency. This advance spearheaded the introduction of solid-state lighting in many applications. At Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Kish successfully led the commercial introduction of high-efficiency wafer-bonded transparent-substrate AlGaInP LEDs. Now produced by LumiLeds Lighting, an Agilent/H-P/Philips Lighting joint venture, they have become the dominant technology in red, orange and yellow automotive, traffic and power signaling.

An IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Kish has received the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Engineering Achievement Award and the Optical Society of America's Adolph Lomb Medal. He holds more than 30 U.S. patents and has co-authored more than 45 papers. He serves as vice president of development and manufacturing for Infinera in Sunnyvale, California.