Automation for Fabrication and Testing of Optoelectronics

10-11 May 2017
Achim, Germany

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The purpose of this workshop is to bring together equipment manufacturers and SMEs to discuss the small- and medium volume production of optoelectronic components and to identify bottlenecks in process automation.

Please note the programme below may still be subject to minor changes.

10 May 2017

12:00-13.30 Registration and Lunch

13:30 Welcome by ficonTEC
Welcome by Jose Pozo, Setting the scene
13:45 KEYNOTE: The evolution of automated PICs assemble and testing: planning for increased production volumes and lowering the cost-per-part, Ignazio Piacentini, Director of Business Development, ficonTEC
14:15 Current and future trends in microdispensing technology, Kaoru Okuyama, Managing Director, Musashi Engineering Europe
14:30 Laser Diode company needs in backend equipment automation, Daniil Livshits, CEO, Innolume
14:45 Challenges in Automated Assembly of Photonics Components: The Huawei perspective, Mirvais Yousefi, Principle Engineer, Huawei Technologies
15:00 Title to be confirmed, Claudius Raith, Business Line Manager, AMS Technologies
15:15 New algorithm for FAC automatic assembly in high power laser modules based on Artificial Neural Networks, Giammarco Rossi, Senior R&D Engineer, OPI Photonics
15:15 Networking Break
16:00 KEYNOTE by Stefan Richter Carl Zeiss
16:30 Parallelism in Nano-Alignment and its Consequences for Silicon Photonics Manufacturing & Test, Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente (PI)
16:45 Towards wafer scale testing of photonic integrated circuits, Milan Milosevic, Research Fellow, University of Southampton
17:00 A new approach to single-mode fiber-chip coupling, Stephan Suckow, AMO
17:15 Challenges for scaling PIC based module production for a broad scale of applications, Joost van Kerkhof, COO, Lionix International
17:30 End of first day

17:45 Bus transfer to hotel
18:30 Reception and dinner at Boothaus

11 May 2017

8:45 Bus transfer from Boothaus to ficonTEC
9:00 Arrival and welcome coffee
9:30 Recap of first day by Jose Pozo
9:45 Presentation by Nicole Lindenmann, Nanoscribe
10.00 Title and speaker to be confirmed, Cordon group
10:15 Automated alignment of hybrid diode laser and micro optical glass assemblies, Gunnar Böttger, Senior Scientist , Fraunhofer IZM
10:30 Challenges for integrated optics implementation in access networks, Jan Watte, R&D manager, Commscope
10:45 Networking break
11:30 Visual testing and quality control with neuronal networks and 3D lightfield imaging, Philipp Schmid, Head Robotics & Automation, CSEM
11:45 Interconnect for high performance semiconductor components: Application to photonics”, Bradford Factor, Bradford Factor, ASE Europe
12:00 Flexible feeding of sensitive parts in the electronics and photonics domains, Alain Codourey, asyril
12:15 High volume assembly of laser diodes for CMOS photonics, Gunther Vollrath, CEO, Aifotec
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Panel discussion and action points definition
14:00 Company tour ficonTEC


Rehland 8
28832 Achim

Suggested hotel:
Hotel Bootshaus
Uesener Weserstraße 17
28832 Achim
To reserve a room, please email the hotel directly: and use code: EPIC workshop.

Please note that Boothaus currently doesn’t have any rooms on the night of 9 May. Other hotel suggestions are Landhaus Haberkamp in Achim (10 km to ficonTEC), Best Western in Achim-Uphusen (10 km to ficonTEC), Gieschens in Achim (6 km to ficonTEC).


Please note this is an Invitation only event with a maximum of 30 places available. Should you wish to attend, please contact Carmen Ferrari, Events and Marketing Manager at EPIC.

  • EPIC members: 200 EUR (excluding VAT)
  • Non-members: 300 EUR (excluding VAT)
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