Member News - 25 May, 2011

Industry Member News

25 May, 2011

Dear OIDA Community,

2011 has been a busy year for OIDA and there are even more great events, publications and advocacy efforts planned! We hope you and your organization will take advantage of the quality programming and resources OIDA offers.

Many thanks for your participation!

Upcoming Workshops

Photonic Integration for High-Capacity Data Transport: Commercial Needs, Opportunities and Deployment
13 June 2011—The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada

Optical Communication Networks Workshop - Quantitative Metrics at the System Level
18-19 October 2011—San Jose, CA (co-located with FiO 2011/ OSA’s Annual Meeting)

Presentation Videos & Publications

Short Distance High Density Optical Interconnects Workshop Videos and Presentations

Videos of workshop presentations are available online to OIDA members without charge. A roadmap report will be published and distributed to members in June.

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Join OIDA online or by contacting us at (phone: 202-416-1449)

Advocacy Activities

This month, OIDA members made their voices heard with elected officials by participating in Capitol Hill Day—see details online.

Industry News

The goal of E-PHI is to develop the necessary technologies, architectures, and design innovations to enable novel chip-scale electronic-photonic/mixed-signal integrated circuits on a common silicon substrate.

May 23, 2011

  • U.S. Lagging in Broadband Adoption, Speed: FCC report

May 20, 2011—The United States continues to lag behind other countries in broadband adoption and download speeds, according to a report released by the Federal Communications Commission on Friday.

  • APIC Corporation and UAlbany NanoCollege launch $10M partnership to develop and commercialize innovative ‘green’ computer chip technology

May 16, 2011

  • RASCOM Selects Ciena for Coherent 40G International Network

May 12, 2011—Network expansion provides connectivity for critical Moscow to Frankfurt route.

Contact Us

Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA)
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