Member News - 26 March, 2012

Industry Member News

26 March, 2012

NEW OIDA Web site!

Our new Web site features a wide variety of content and easier access to the members-only OIDA publication and report library. All OIDA publications, slide presentations and online video session recordings are freely available to the employees of OIDA member companies or on a pay-per-view basis for non-member companies!
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Contact us if you need assistance with your logon credentials.


Three Upcoming OIDA Events

Join your fellow members for these upcoming OIDA-hosted meetings:

Congressional Visits Day
24 and 25 April, 2012 - Washington, DC, USA
FREE Reception & "RUMP" Session
01 May, 2012 - Miami, FL, USA
Co-located with the Advanced Photonics Congress
21 June, 2012 - Colorado Springs, CO, USA

OFC/NFOEC 2012 Workshop Slides

OIDA hosted two successful workshops during OFC/NFOEC’12. The slide presentations for the Optical Communication Networks: Quantitative Metrics in the Data Center and the Photonics Manufacturing Workshop are available online. To view the slides from these meetings, please visit our online Media Library:
(Videos are coming soon; a roadmap report is expected in Q2/2012)
(Videos are coming soon; a summary report is expected in Q2/2012)
Check out the October 2011 Aggregation Networks and Data Centers Workshop Materials!
To view the  workshop report, video presentations and slides, please visit the media library

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Please join us in welcoming Baker Hughes and UC Davis to the OIDA membership. 

OIDA membership grew by more than 30% in 2011; please visit the Member Directory for a full listing with Web links.


Video Conversation with Rush Holt

Liz Rogan, CEO of OSA, met with Congressman Rush Holt, a democrat from New Jersey to talk about the importance of scientists getting involved in public policy.

Congressional Visits Day 2012 – Sign Up Now!

For more, please visit the Congressional Visits Day website, and sign up for the free event using our online form.


Nominate a team for the 2012 Paul Forman Engineering Excellence Award

To recognize teams who have made major contributions in optical engineering, OSA presents the Engineering Team Excellence Awards. Named in honor of Paul F. Forman, whose approach admirably exemplified team achievements, these awards recognize technical achievements such as product engineering, process and software development, and patent development, as well as contributions to society such as engineering education, publication and management, and furthering public appreciation of optical engineering. OIDA member companies are invited to nominate a team to acknowledge key achievements made by those in the engineering community who otherwise might not receive public recognition.
The nomination deadline is 2 July, 2012 and the award will be presented during the FiO 2012 conference plenary session in Rochester, NY in October 2012.