Member News - 30 June, 2011

Industry Member News

30 June, 2011

This month, OIDA presented the “Photonic Integration for High-Capacity Data Transport: Commercial Needs, Opportunities and Deployment” workshop in Toronto, Canada. OIDA member company Infinera sponsored this very successful meeting.

Participants were surveyed directly after the workshop and the feedback was uniformly positive! The keynote presentation by Infinera Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, David Welch was a high point of the day, as were the individual presentations and networking opportunities. Look for a summary report of the workshop materials next month. The report, presentation slides and audio recordings are freely available to OIDA member companies and meeting attendees.

OIDA Activities

Coming in July 2011

  • The Summary Report covering the material presented during the “Photonic Integration for High-Capacity Data Transport: Commercial Needs, Opportunities and Deployment” will be posted online—look for our email announcement in July.
  • The Roadmap Report providing comprehensive coverage of the April 2011 “Short-Distance High-Density Optical Interconnects” workshop will be available in July. Videos of the presentations from this workshop are available online to OIDA members without charge. Your login credentials can be found below. A roadmap report will be published and distributed to members in July.


Coming in October 2011

Two-Day Workshop and Roadmap Report—OIDA’s “Optical Communication Networks: Quantitative Metrics at the System Level” workshop will be co-located with OSA’s Frontiers in Optics Conference (18-19, Oct 2011, San Jose, CA USA).

Access to OIDA Materials—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:

Please contact us (ph: 202-416-1449, email: if you are in need of your login credentials.

Industry News

  • OIDA Member News: Silicon Photonics Firm Kotura Opens China Office 28 June 2011—Kotura, Inc., a leading provider of silicon photonics products, today announced the opening of an office in Shenzhen, China and the appointment of Yicheng Lu as vice president. Kotura’s presence in China provides greater access and support for their installed customer base, which consists of many of the largest telecom companies in the region. China is recognized as a significant market for optical components, and Kotura’s new office will provide sales and marketing, manufacturing and R&D support. More >>
  • FCC Report Places Emphasis on Need for Broadband in Rural America 22 June 2011—The Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in releasing a report to Congress titled, “Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Update to Report on a Rural Broadband Strategy,” for placing new emphasis on the need to support the delivery of broadband to rural communities. More >>
  • OIDA Member News: China Telecom and Huawei Deploy World’s First End-to-End 100G WDM System 22 June 2011—Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, and China Telecom, today announced the successful deployment of the world’s first end-to-end 100G WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) system. The system establishes an ultra-broadband transport link between metropolitan hubs Nanjing and Wuxi in the Jiangsu province of the Yangtze River Delta. More >>
  • OIDA Member News: Snyder’s-Lance Inc. Inaugurates Pennsylvania’s Largest Ground-Mounted Solar Farm 21 June 2011—3.55 MW installation by RMK Solar of Reading, PA utilizes PV modules from SCHOTT Solar in Albuquerque, NM More >>
  • OIDA Member News: Veeco Receives $4M from DOE 13 June 2011 - Veeco selected to receive $4M in R&D matching funds from U.S. Department of Energy for LED manufacturing equipment. More >>


Government Funding Opportunity

Military Communications and Surveillance Technologies and Techniques Pre-Solicitation: BAA-09-09-RIKA

The Air Force Research Laboratory—Rome Research Site (AFRL-RRS) is soliciting white papers under this BAA for research, design, development, test, evaluation and experimentation of technologies/techniques for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems.


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