Investor Relations

Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Dr. Thompson Lin Chairman of the Board      
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chih‑Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, Ph.D., founded Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. in February 1997 and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He currently serves as the Chairman of our Board, a position he has held since January 2014. He has served as a director on our Board since 1997, and he served as Chairman of our Board from May 2000 through September 2002, and again from June 2008 through October 2009. Dr. Lin has also served as a research associate professor and senior research scientist at the University of Houston. Dr. Lin holds a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and a MS degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Missouri‑Columbia. The Board believes that Dr. Lin is qualified to serve as a director based on his extensive background in business management, his role as founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and his years of service on our Board.


William H. Yeh   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Richard B. Black Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Alan Moore Member of Audit Committee    
Alex Ignatiev, Ph.D. Member of Audit Committee    
Min-Chu (Mike) Chen, Ph.D.   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Che-Wei Lin     Member of Compensation Committee
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