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Global Leader
In Optical Computing

Transform cutting edge thinking into
real world solutions
VISION
Open yet Focused 
Courageous but Humble
Imaginative and Pragmatic
VALUES
Unleash the power of optical computing
MISSION

What we do

Lightelligence was founded in 2017. With its top technology R&D team and experienced engineering team, through close cooperation with leaders in the semiconductor, cloud computing, finance, autonomous driving industries, Lightelligence has transformed the cutting- edge technology of photonics into a groundbreaking computing solution, which not only brings exponential improvement in computing power, but also dramatically reduces energy consumption.

200

+

Engineers
from 10+ countries

70

%

of chip designers
have 10+ years of experience

Dr. Yichen Shen Dr. Huaiyu Meng Maurice Steinman Spencer Powers Bill Zhang Dr. Marin Soljacic

Leadership

Dr. Yichen Shen Founder, CEO

Yichen received his PhD degree in Physics in 2016 from MIT, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Yichen has published 40 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 20 US patents, including first authored papers in Science, Nature Photonics, and ICML. Yichen has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35.

Dr. Huaiyu Meng Co-Founder, CTO

Huaiyu received his PhD degree in Electric Engineering from MIT, where his research focused on integrated photonics in CMOS platform for telecom, datacom, and bio-sensing applications. Huaiyu got his Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in Electric Engineering with first class honor.

Maurice Steinman VP of Engineering

Mo has enjoyed a career in the tech industry lasting more than three decades, working for such companies as Digital, Compaq, HP, Intel and most recently AMD, where he held the title of Sr. Fellow. A veteran of many successful tapeouts and product introductions, Mo has expertise in System on Chip (SoC) architecture, SoC interconnect, memory subsystems, and power management. Mo graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a BS in Computer & Systems Engineering and holds over 40 computer architecture patents.

Spencer Powers Co-Founder, President of Lightelligence, Inc.

Spencer received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Boston College. Spencer is also a co-founder of Lux Labs and ArtLifting.

Bill Zhang Deputy General Manager

Bill is Deputy General Manager at Lightelligence. He received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Business. Bill has rich experiences in finance and operations, with prior experience at YF Capital and Barclays Investment Bank.

Dr. Marin Soljacic Co-Founder

Marin is a professor of Physics at MIT and a co-founder of Lightelligence. Marin earned BS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Physics from Princeton. Marin is also a co-founder of WiTricity Corporation and Lux Labs. In 2008, Marin was named a MacArthur Fellow.

achievements

2017

- Dr. Yichen Shen's pioneering work was
published with front cover honors by Nature Photonics

2019

- MIT Technology Review "50 Smart Companies"
- Released the prototype of its optical AI computer, the first of its kind in the world

2020

- EE Times Silicon 100
- KPMG "Core Technology" Cutting Edge Enterprise 50

2021

- EE Times Silicon 100
- KPMG "Core Technology" Cutting Edge Enterprise 50
- Released its latest photonics computing processor PACE
- Dr. Yichen Shen named Innovator Under 35 by MIT Technology Review

2022

- EE Times Sillicon 100
- Dr. Yichen Shen been named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum