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2021 OIDA Workshop on Developments in Co-Packaging Technologies for Data Centers

30 - 31 Mar 2021

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

2021 OIDA Workshop

Data centers will increasingly rely on embedded photonics for enhanced connectivity between servers, memory, and computational systems. Furthermore, the integration of photonic functionality onto a single chip and co-packaged with electronics is a path to increase bandwidth and operational efficiencies even more, addressing many of the emerging challenges on data center roadmaps. However, even though embedded photonic technologies have been shown to meet much lower link and switch budgets when compared to conventional electronic technologies, their widespread deployment is still impeded by significant technical, manufacturing and cost barriers.

This workshop will review emerging trends for data centers and critical challenges embedded photonics must overcome to be considered a viable mass market technology. The workshop will include invited talks from leading decision makers with responsibility for the development of next generation data centers, presenting their key technology and cost requirements. The workshop will also have invited speakers from leading photonic companies and service providers who are developing innovative products and advanced manufacturing services to meet these emerging requirements. The workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute to the discussion through interactive panel sessions.

This OIDA workshop will be the 10th in a series on topics important to the commercialization of new optical communications components and equipment, particularly for the manufacture of integrated photonics as the next platform for optical communications.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Development Directors
  • Component Manufacturers
  • Optical Systems Developers and Managers
  • Assembly and Test Equipment Vendors
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Venture Investors
  • Market Analysts

Join Colleagues from these Innovative Companies:

  • Broadcom
  • Cadence
  • Cisco
  • Elenion Technologies
  • Global Foundries
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • Luxtera
  • Microsoft
  • Optoscribe
  • Precision Optical Transceivers
  • SCINTIL Photonics
  • Tencent

About Our Speakers

Philippe Absil

Vice President R&D, Head of the 3D and Silicon Photonics Technologies Department, IMEC

Hitesh Ballani


Alexis Black Björlin

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Optical Systems Division, Broadcom

Robert Blum

Director, Strategic Marketing & Business Development , Intel Corporation

Darius Bunandar

Founder and Chief Scientist, Lightmatter

David Chen

AVP of Transceiver Technology & Strategic Marketing, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI)

Larry Dennison

Director of Network Research, NVIDIA

Ken Giewont

Fellow - Technology Development, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Madeleine Glick

Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University

Richard Grzybowski

General Manager of Silicon Photonics, Lightwave Business Unit, MACOM

Tom Hausken

Senior Industry Advisor, The Optical Society

Gordon Keeler

Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,DARPA

Daniel Kilper

Research Professor, Optical Sciences, CIAN, University of Arizona

Twan Korthorst

Director, Synopsys Photonic Solutions, Phoenix/Synopsys

Thomas Liljeberg

General Manager, Photonic Integration; Silicon Photonics Products Division, Intel

Sun Min

Optical Architect, Tencent

Peter O'Brien

Director, European Photonics Packaging Pilot Line (PIXAPP) & Head of Photonics Packaging Group, Tyndall Institute

Sven Otte

CEO, Sicoya

Sandeep Razdan

Senior Principal Engineer in the Optical Systems Division (OSD), Broadcom

Ted Schmidt

Distinguished Engineer, Silicon Photonics, Juniper

Greg Young


Mark Filer


Mark Wang


Sylvie Menezo

SCINTIL Photonics

Anu Agarwal

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gilles Lamant


Vikas Gupta


Michael Haney


Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

McGill University


Rob Stone


Yi Qian

MRSI Systems & Mycronic

Nick Harris


Vivek Raghunathan


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