Edward Tang

CEO & Founder, Avegant

Edward Tang

Speaker Bio


Edward Tang is the visionary and founder behind Avegant, a next-generation augmented reality display company.  Avegant is developing next generation light engines that enable true consumer augmented reality products and experiences. From tiny light engines that enable true-glasses like form factors, to foveated displays that are optimized for human vision, Avegant has developed and manufactured award-winning products and technologies continually push the boundaries of near-eye displays.  Born in Texas and raised in Taipei, Ed received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, specializing in micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), and joining the faculty full time researching and developing cutting-edge micro & nanofabrication technologies since 2001. Among a host of other entrepreneurial ventures, Ed was previously developing technologies for the MEMS biotechnology industry in areas of autonomous surgical robots, implantable neuromodulators, and microfluidic drug devices.