Who is Ming Hsieh?
Hsieh is a Chinese born billionaire, based in the USA. He was born in 1956. He is married to Eva Hsieh, they have 4 children. He is the founder of Cogent Systems and Fulgent Genetics.
Cogent Systems is a producer of fingerprint identification systems. The system match fingerprints against a database of known and unknown prints. Automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) are primarily used by law enforcement agencies for criminal identification purposes, the most important of which is the identification of a person suspected of committing a crime or linking a suspect to other unsolved crimes. AFIS have been used in large-scale civil identifications, to prevent multiple enrollments in an electoral, welfare, driver licensing, or similar system. Another benefit of a civil AFISs is to check the background of job applicants for sensitive posts.
In 2010 the company was sold to IBM for $ 950 million.
Fulgent is a genetic testing technology company that provides comprehensive genetic testing solutions. Fulgent offers a Covid-19 testing program, with FDA-authorized diagnostic tests. The company offers also testing for hereditary cancer, Parkinsons’, or Alzheimer’s disease.
Hsieh net worth is estimated at $ 1.6 billion.
Ming Hsieh – Wikipedia
Cogent Systems – Wikipedia
Ming Hsieh, The 400 Richest Americans – Forbes.com
Fulgent Genetics – Leader in Next Generation Sequencing