Dr. Hsing Kung is a well-respected community leader and a successful entrepreneur. He always actively involved in community work.
Hsing Kung received a BS degree from National Cheng Kung University, and a Ph.D degree from UC Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. He also received a MBA degree from Santa Clara University.
From 1974 to 1978, he was with Optoelectronics Division of Hewlett Packard. In 1983, Dr. Kung joined SDL Inc. as a co-founder and VP, manufacturing. SDL has become a world leading optical communication public company . In 2000, he co- founded Pine Photonics Communication and served as President/ CEO until acquired by Opnext. After Pine Photonics was acquired by OpnextInc, he continued to serve as Sr. VP of Opnext until 2005. From 2006, he is managing partner of Acorn Campus Ventures. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Luxnet Corporation and Innolight Corporation.
In recent years, Dr. Kung has devoted to promote Chinese-American participation in main stream community. He was a former board member of Fremont Union High School District Board. In his tenure, he has made significant contribution to promote multi-culture climate in high schools. In addition, he also involved and served on the board of many other community organizations and foundations, including United Way Silicon Valley. In 2001, he was invited to participate in Class XIII of American Leadership Forum (ALF) and later served on the board from 2002 to 2009. He joined Cupertino Rotary in 1994 and has served as President in 2012-2013 year. Currently, he serves on AACI advisory board, APAPA board and Silicon Valley Creates board.
In October, 2011, he was honored by Asian Pacific Fund for “build bridge to create civic harmony” and in 2014 he received Citizen of Year award from Cupertino Chamber of commerce.
Other awards include:
- In January 2007, he was awarded “Community Hero” award from World Journal. In 2015,
- In 2015, he received Distinguished Alumni Award from National Cheng Kung University.
- In 2017, he received Life Achievement Award from Monte Jade West
In February, 2006, San Jose Mercury has a feature story to describe Dr. Kung’s involvement to broaden the reach of Asian Americans beyond high tech world and to build ties with other community.
Hsing Kung co-founded Pine Photonics in 2000 and served as President/ CEO until merge with Opnext. He has then served as Sr. VP of Opnext Inc until 2005. Currently, he is a partner of Acorn Campus Ventures and Chairman of Luxnet Corporation. His previous experience included co-founder/VP manufacturing of SDL Inc. from 1983 to 1997. He also serves on the boards of several optoelectronics companies.
Dr. Kung was former chairman of Monte Jade (West coast) in 2004. In recent years, he has devoted to promote Chinese-American participation in main stream community. He was a former board member of Fremont Union High School District Board. During his tenure, he made significant contribution to promote multi-culture climate in high schools. In addition, he also involved in many other community programs and foundations. Currently, he serves on United Way Silicon Valley Board, and American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley board.
In 1997, he was awarded Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern American National Cheng Kung University Alumni Association. In March 2001, he has received a Partnering for Education award from The National Council of Negro Women, Northern California Sections. In December, 2001, Margaret and Hsing have received “Venture Culturists” award from DeAnza College. In 2002, he received “Asian American Hero 2002″ award from County of Santa Clara. In April 2004, he received “Community Star Award” from Asian Americans for Community Involvement, and “Helen Tao Activist of Year” Award from Silicon Valley APA Democratic Club.
Dr. Kung holds BSEE from National Cheng Kung University, PhD EE from University of California at Berkeley, and MBA from Santa Clara University.