Data centers will increasingly rely on embedded photonics for enhanced connectivity between servers, memory, and computational systems. Furthermore, the integration of photonic functionality onto a single chip and co-packaged with electronics is a path to increase bandwidth and operational efficiencies even more, addressing many of the emerging challenges on data center roadmaps. However, even though embedded photonic technologies have been shown to meet much lower link and switch budgets when compared to conventional electronic technologies, their widespread deployment is still impeded by significant technical, manufacturing and cost barriers.

This workshop will review emerging trends for data centers and critical challenges embedded photonics must overcome to be considered a viable mass market technology. The workshop will include invited talks from leading decision makers with responsibility for the development of next generation data centers, presenting their key technology and cost requirements. The workshop will also have invited speakers from leading photonic companies and service providers who are developing innovative products and advanced manufacturing services to meet these emerging requirements. The workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute to the discussion through interactive panel sessions.

This OIDA workshop will be the 10th in a series on topics important to the commercialization of new optical communications components and equipment, particularly for the manufacture of integrated photonics as the next platform for optical communications.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Development Directors
  • Component Manufacturers
  • Optical Systems Developers and Managers
  • Assembly and Test Equipment Vendors
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Venture Investors
  • Market Analysts

Join Colleagues from these Innovative Companies:

  • Broadcom
  • Cadence
  • Cisco
  • Elenion Technologies
  • Global Foundries
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • Luxtera
  • Microsoft
  • Optoscribe
  • Precision Optical Transceivers
  • SCINTIL Photonics
  • Tencent

2021 OIDA Workshop Planning Committee

Hitesh Ballani

Hitesh Ballani

Microsoft, United Kingdom
Principal Researcher

Robert Blum

Intel Corporation, USA
Sr. Director of New Business, Silicon Photonics Product Division

Madeleine Glick

Columbia University, USA
Senior Research Scientist


Dan Kilper

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Director, CONNECT Centre

Katarzyna Ławniczuk

Katarzyna Ławniczuk

Bright Photonics B.V., Netherlands
VP, Senior Photonics Engineer

Peter O'Brien

Tyndall, Ireland
Head of Group-Photonics Packaging


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