Member News - 15 November, 2011

Industry Member News

15 November, 2011

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Successful conclusion to the Optical Communication in Networks workshop!

Twelve invited speakers, four moderators/presiders, and four facilitators came together with over 90 attendees in this highly participatory workshop toward the establishment of a roadmap for intelligent optical aggregation networks. Conclusions and recommendations for future research will be summarized in a roadmap report.

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A summary report of the presentations and breakout sessions will be available later this month...details will be sent to you when it is available.

NSF Poster Session winners announced

The OIDA/CIAN workshop featured a poster session highlighting the work of our future industry leaders. This session, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), featured 10 outstanding posters.

Click here to see the winners!

OIDA workshops coming in 2012!

  • Optical Communication Networks: Quantitative Metrics in the Data Center Workshop/Roadmap Report Session
    4 March 2012 (to be collocated with OFCNFOEC2012)—Los Angeles, California
  • OIDA Workshop: Opportunities & Trends in Optoelectronic Manufacturing
    5 March 2012 (to be collocated with OFCNFOEC 2012)—Los Angeles, California
  • Optical Fiber Communications Workshop: LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA
    21 March 2012 - Shanghai, China
  • Biomedical Optics (BIOMED)
    1 May 2012 - Miami, Florida

Newest OIDA members

We welcome three new members to the OIDA community!

Discovery Semiconductors is an industry leader in manufacturing ultrafast, high optical power handling InGaAs photodetectors, RF over fiber optical receivers, balanced optical receivers and several custom products for applications ranging from analog RF links to ultrafast digital communications. Discovery began in 1993 and has grown into a global enterprise by leading the market with high-technology products for 10, 40, and 100 Gb applications.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming and address emerging high growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries.The Company offers a broad portfolio of high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPS optical modulators for 40G and 100G fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks.

SCHOTT North America—For 125 years SCHOTT North America has been developing and manufacturing special glass, special materials, components and systems to improve how people live and work. By providing innovative ideas and outstanding expertise in technology, SCHOTT North America offers solutions for the future and takes its responsibility for society and the environment very seriously.

Industry News

More industry news >

  • Aurrion receives $13.9M DARPA Award to Advance Electronic-Photonic Integration
    November 10, 2011
  • Silicon Photonics Leader Kotura Receives Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan
    November 10, 2011
  • John Bowers wins 2012 John Tyndall Award
    November 10, 2011
  • TeliaSonera and Infinera Complete World's First Terabit Optical Trial Based on 500 Gb/s Super-Channels
    November 7, 2011
  • Deutsche Boerse Group Selects Juniper Networks to Power High-Performance Trading and Securities Network
    November 2, 2011
  • Zephyr Photonics (formerly OptiComp) Sets Sights on Commercial Success
    October 25, 2011
  • OIDA Member News: Maryland Broadband Cooperative Selects Infinera for Statewide Optical Network
    October 20, 2011
  • OIDA Member News: TeraXion Awarded as one of the Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™
    October 19, 2011
  • OIDA Member News: Huawei and Rostelecom Successfully Complete Coherent 100G Trail on Rostelecom's Live Network
    October 19, 2011
  • DOE ESnet: New Ultra-High Speed Network Connection for Researchers and Educators
    October 13, 2011
  • Strategies Unlimited Forecasts LED Revenue to Peak at $16.2B in 2014
    October 11, 2011
  • DOE Solar Decathlon 2011: University of Maryland Finishes in First Place Overall & Appalachian State Wins People's Choice Award
    October 5, 2011

Author Milton Chang donates books to help
OSA Foundation's fundraising efforts

Author, entrepreneur, and investor Milton Chang has donated 1,000 copies of his new book, Toward Entrepreneurship: Establishing a Successful Technology Business, to the OSA Foundation. Proceeds from sales of the books will be donated to the OSA Foundation and matched 100 percent by the Optical Society (OSA). To qualify, books must be purchased through the OSA Foundation website for a minimum donation of $20 USD (retail price: $35).

Toward Entrepreneurship is based on Chang's personal experiences as a scientist and entrepreneur in the optics and photonics industry. It covers all facets of starting and managing a company—from identifying an idea, starting and running a company, to selling the business.

Click here to order your copy.


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