Member News - 11 August, 2011

Industry Member News

11 August, 2011

This month’s OIDA Member Newsletter features lots of exciting news and we hope you share our enthusiasm for these very positive developments!

Welcome OIDA Executive Technical Director

OIDA is delighted to announce that Ganesh Gopalakrishnan will fill the role of Executive Technical Director. “Ganesh’s vast and varied experience in the optoelectronics industry will provide OIDA with an invaluable leadership perspective,” said Richard Grzybowski, OIDA Board Chairman. “His background in and knowledge of both the technical and business development facets of the optoelectronics industry will enhance OIDA’s programs and activities, as we look to expand our offerings and contributions to the industry and our members.” Full Story >>

October Workshop—OIDA Members Receive One FREE Registration

Please join us for “Optical Communications in Networks Workshop: FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND METRICS in AGGREGATION NETWORKS”, held in tandem with Frontiers in Optics/OSA Annual Meeting, 18–19 October 2011, San Jose, California, USA.

Presented in partnership with: Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)

This exclusive workshop and roadmap project will bring together leaders from the telecommunications industry, government and academia to establish a roadmap for intelligent optical aggregation networks with an emphasis on quantitative metrics at the system level.

Six metrics that define the required performance will be examined:

  1. Data Rate
  2. Energy Consumption
  3. Power Consumption
  4. Cost [$ per bit or $ per Gigabit per second]
  5. Latency
  6. Network capacity utilization

The list of key metrics will be analyzed and prioritized, reviewed and established and a figure of merit defined. Recommendations for future research will be established, based on present bottlenecks and future generation requirements. Join us and be a part of this high-powered, highly participatory working group that will examine today’s environment and the new directions we can expect in the years ahead!

Your OIDA Member Registration Includes:

  • A SUMMARY REPORT of the presentation materials and group discussions (to be published in Q4/2011)
  • An invitation to the OSA MEMBER RECEPTION (18 October)


  • A ROADMAP REPORT…Content from this workshop will be featured in a ROADMAP REPORT that will also include trends and projections from the OIDA “Optical Communication Networks: Quantitative Metrics at the System Level” workshop (March 2012).The report will be published in June 2012.

Register Today!

OIDA Member Organizations receive one FREE registration and significant discounts on all other staff registrations. Please register online soon, as space is limited.

Access to OIDA Materials—Publications, Presentation Slides & Audio

OIDA Photonic Integration Workshop Materials Available

We are delighted to provide you with the presentation slides and audio recordings from OIDA’s “Photonic Integration for High-Capacity Data Transport: Commercial Needs, Opportunities and Deployment Workshop” (see access instructions below).

Please use your OIDA Corporate Member Username & Password to access the Photonic Integration Workshop slides and audio recordings as well as all other OIDA publications and presentations.

Link to the Member’s only Archive:

If you are in need of your OIDA Member credentials, please do not hestiate to contact us for assistance (phone: 202-416-1449, email:

Video Presentations

To access videos of the “Short-Distance High-Density Optical Interconnects” workshop presentations, please visit this link and use the following login credentials.

Login e-mail:

Password: OIDA

Upcoming OIDA Roadmap Report

A roadmap report providing comprehensive coverage of the April 2011 “Short-Distance High-Density Optical Interconnects” workshop will soon be freely available to OIDA members. Keep an eye out for an announcement with access instructions.

New OIDA Member Benefit

OIDA Member benefits now include FREE conference room space at the OSA headquarters building in Washington, DC. Contact us (phone: 202-416-1449, email: for details.

Industry News

  • Caltech-Led Engineers Solve Longstanding Problem in Photonic Chip Technology 04 August 2011— Findings Help Pave Way for Next Generation of Computer Chips
  • OIDA Member News: Ciena and Felix Telecom Bring 100 Gigabit Ethernet to Eastern Europe 18 July 2011—Romanian National Research and Education Network RoEduNet leverages Ciena’s coherent technology for science and education projects.
  • Photonics Breakthrough: “Invisible” material may lead to faster networks and more 12 July 2011— Researchers at Columbia Engineering School have built optical nanostructures that enable them to engineer the index of refraction and fully control light dispersion.
  • OIDA Member News: Dr. Toshiaki Satake receives Achievement Award for Optical Fiber Connection Technology 1 July 2011—Dr. Toshiaki Satake, Chief Scientist at US Conec Ltd. in North Carolina, was recently given a special Achievement Award and cash prize for “Development of Optical Fiber Connection Technology” by the Japan IEICE organization for Dr. Satake’s work developing MT multi-fiber connection technology.

Additional Upcoming Events:

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Dell announces intent to acquire Force 10 Networks
    July 20, 2011
  • Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems
    July 19, 2011
  • General Dynamics Acquires Network Connectivity Solutions, Corp.
    July 18, 2011
  • Halma Acquires Avo Photonics, Inc
    July 11, 2011
  • II-VI Incorporated Announces Acquisition of Aegis Lightwave, Inc.
    July 5, 2011


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