EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications at Sony

17-18 October 2019

Stuttgart, Germany

Hosted at: Sony


Due to their stability, small size, temperature stability, simplicity and low cost of manufacturing and testing, VCSELs are becoming the dominant light source technology in volume applications. With the arrival of VCSELs to consumer markets the new era of semiconductor laser applications has arrived: we can find now VCSELs in smartphones, laptops, drones, robots, and cars enabling new functionalities such as: proximity sensing; high resolution (4K or Retina resolutions), fast frame-rate, and 3D video; remote powering of sensors optically (while simultaneously transmitting data); LIDAR, illumination, night vision, aerospace, and line-of-sight communication links, using high power VCSELs arrays; cheap scale atomic clocks (CSAC); indoor positioning systems; and many more.

The purpose of the EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications at Sony aims to bring together some of the companies driving the abovementioned applications together with the full value chain of VCSELs including: OEMs, integrators, device manufacturers, epi houses, foundries, equipment and material suppliers.


17 October 2019 Thursday

11:30 – 12:00 Bus transfer from a recommended hotel (TBA.) to Sony (if needed)
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Sony
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by a representative of Sony
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE presentation by a representative of Sony
13:45 – 14:45 Meeting, session 1
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 Meeting, session 2
17:45 – 18:15 Bus transfer from Sony to a dinner place (TBA.) (if needed)
18:30 – 22:30 Dinner (venue – TBA.)
22:45 Bus transfer from a dinner place (TBA.) to a recommended hotel (TBA.) (if needed)

18 October 2019 Friday

08:00 Bus transfer from a recommended hotel (TBA.) to Sony (if needed)
08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee @ Sony
09:00 – 09:15 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
09:15 – 10:45 Meeting, session 3
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Meeting, session 4
13:10 – 14:10 Lunch @ Sony
14:15 – 15:30 Company visit @ Sony
16:00 End


The meeting venue: Sony Europe BV, Zweigniederlassung Deutschland located in Stuttgart Technology Center (Hedelfinger Str. 61. 70327 Stuttgart, Germany).
The recommended hotel and the dinner place will be announced soon.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 15 September. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event.We will also share the registered participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Attendance is limited to 1 person per company. 

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite, email: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +370 62438991.