QEOS Origin Every success begins somewhere.

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 Founder of QEOS

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 Founder of QEOS

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 Founder of QEOS

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 Maja Systems Inc.)

QEOS Origin Timeline


Eugene Wigner was recruited into Princeton University for professorship.


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


John invented the transistor


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


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


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


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


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


Stillman joined the Illinois ECE faculty.


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


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.


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


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


QEOS demonstrated the fastest LED in the world.

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