EPIC Online Technology Meeting on New Developments in FMCW LIDAR


06 September 2021

16:00 – 18:00 CEST

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Even if the technology needed for FMCW is still costly, the possibility of integrating FMCW on a single chip is very attractive for the automotive industry as automotive LIDAR is subject to strong price pressure. At this meeting, the last developments for FMCW LIDAR will be presented, and the potential collaborations within the supply chain to accelerate the adoption of this technology will be discussed.

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Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

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Chris manages the LiDAR program at Insight and is also Insight’s primary LiDAR Optical Architect, bringing over 30 years of tunable laser and coherent LiDAR experience.

A pioneer in integrated optics-based imaging. Co-founder & CEO of MedLumics until 2017 created the 1st integrated optics OCT product and an optically guided cardiac catheter. He is now CEO at Ommatidia, a venture bringing full-field FMCW LIDAR to market.

Davide has proven track of success in product development from conception to industrialization in the semiconductor industry, working in cross-functional teams with international customers.

Davide Canavesi
Business Development Manager at Scantinel
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More information about Ralf can be found HERE.

Dr. François Simoens is involved in photonics developments for more than 20 years and acts currently as the Strategic Program Manager of the LIDAR program at CEA-Leti.

François Simoens
Strategic Program Manager at CEA-Leti
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Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
 Sana Amairi-Pyka, Project Leader for Optical Technologies at EPIC


Achim Greiner, Business Development Manager at Excelitas
Adrien Billat, Business and Product Developer at Teem Photonics
Ahmad Atieh, Vice President Optical Systems at Optiwave Systems
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at SOITEC
Alain Villeneuve, President at Consultants Optav
Aleksejs Bankovskis, Development Leader at ewiot.tech
Alexis Debray, Analyst at Yole Development
Amin Abbasi, Business Development Manager at Imec
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
André Volkert, Sales Manager at asphericon
Andreas Freitag, Key Account Manager at AEMtec
Arkady Shipulin, Associate Director at Skoltech
Asaf David, Physicist, LiDAR Technology Lead at Elbit System
Atle Aalerud, Senior Engineer at NORCE
Babu Dayal Padullaparthi, Vice President & CTO at Photonic Components DFM
Bahram Ganjipour, Engineer at Volvo Cars
Barbara Dul, Marketing Specialist at VIGO System
Bart Bergman, Design Center Offering Director at AIM Photonics
Bernhard Opitz, System Architect at Robert Bosch
Bill Bottoms, Chairman at 3MTS
Brandon Le, CEO at Impact Catheters
Brian Bowers, Vice President at Moxtek
Bruce Bateman, Analyst at Bateman Research
Carl Paquet, Marketing Director at TeraXion
Carol De Vries, Program Manager at photondelta
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Chris Tisse, Scientist Expert at HUAWEI
Christian Brock, Technical Sales at Optocraft
Christian Janeczka, Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Christian Lammers, Technology Scout at Elmos Semiconductor
Christian Neumeyr, CEO at Vertilas
Christoph Bosshard, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kimoto
Cicero Vaucher, Fellow at NXP
Corrado Sciancalepore, Business Unit at SOITEC
Daniel Giampà, Business Development Manager / Electrical Engineer at Diamond
Daniel Grodensky, Electro-Optics System Architect at Intel
Daniel Pereira, Junior Sales Manager at Bühler
David Cheskis, PLM Director at Lumentum
David Heard, Vice President Sales at Santec
Diana Apelt, CSO at LightTrans
Dirk Mueller, Strategic Marketing at Coherent
Dmitry Dorofeev, Sales and Business Development Manager at Innolume
Douwe Geuzebroek, Vice President Marketing & Sales at LioniX
Elan Roth, Director Marketing and Business Development at STMicroelectronics
Eric Belhaire, Senior Expert at Thales
Eric Mazaleyrat, Technology Scouting and Innovation at STMicroelectronics
Erich Schlaffer, Program Manager at AT&S
Erik Zucker, Principal at Erik Zucker Consulting
Errico Armandillo, Senior Advisor at Eventech
Eugene Gueorguiev, General Manager at Lumibird
Farzad Parsaie, CEO & Founder at SAND MicroSystems
Farzad Parsaie, Founder at SAND MicroSystems
Federico Pettazzi, Senior Optical Systems Engineer at TNO
Flavien David, Sales Engineer at Level Five Supplies
Florian Friedl, Group Leader Automotive at Hamamatsu Photonics
Francois Couny, PLM at EXFO
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Frank Deicke, Manager at Fraunhofer IPMS
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Frank Smyth, CTO at Pilot Photonics
George Avdikos, Project Manager at HPhos
Gil Cimering, Marketing Communications Manager at Rosh Electroptics
Gregory Flinn, Marketing Development at ficonTEC
Guglielmo Cappellari, Business Development Manager at Materion Corporation
Guido Giuliani, CEO/CTO at Julight
Gunnar Vikberg, R&I System Architect at Valeo
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Hafid El Idrissi, System Engineer at XRG
Hansjoerg Haisch, Program Manager at Keysight
Hao Xu, Engineer at China Science Photon Chip
Helene Debregeas, Director of Innovation at Almae Technologies
Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader at CSIR
Hitesh Kumar Sahoo, Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
Hock Aun Khoo, Director at GROW Centre
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Iain Eddie, Senior Device Development Engineer at Sivers Photonics
Iain McKenzie, Senior Engineer at ESA
Ian Blasch, Senior Director Jabil Optics at Jabil
İbrahim Ölçer, CEO at INSIGMA
Iman Sabri, Researcher at TE
Ireneu Dias, Center Coordinator at INESC TEC
Ivan Kostadinov, R&D at PROAMBIENTE
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jacques Cochard, Business Development at TEMATYS
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager at Caeleste
Jan Watté, R&D Manager at Commscope
Jangsun Kim, CEO at Panoptics
Jan-Laurens van der Steen, Business Development Manager at PITC – Photonic Integration Technology Center
Jean-Louis Gentner, CEO at Almae Technologies
Jens Krause, Applications Engineer at Excelitas
Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer at PHIX
Jeronimo Lanza, Business Developer at PhotonPath
Jin-Long Peng, Principal Researcher at ITRI
Joe Delfino, Director at SalesCycle
Joe Gasiewicz, Supervisor, System Solution Engineering at OSRAM
Joerg Neukum, Director Product Marketing at Dilas
John Jost, CEO at MicroR
Joseph LaChapelle, Vice President R&D at Luminar Technologies
Karunakaran Kiri, Quantum Imaging Specialist at
Kasia Placha, Scientist at Rockley Photonics
Katarzyna Lawniczuk, Vice President at BRIGHT Photonics
Kent You, Application Engineer at DenseLight
Kevin Carney, Sales Manager at Eblana Photonics
Kevin Lefebvre, Director, Product Management at MACOM
Kevin Mak, Principal Analyst at Strategy Analytics
Kevin Yao, MTS Senior at AMAT
Khashayar Ghaffarzadeh, CEO at TechBlick
Kristian Buchwald, Vice President at Ibsen Photonics
Kristof Dessein, Innovation Director at Umicore
Krzysztof Anders, Senior Optoelectronic Engineer at VIGO System
Ksenija Varga, Key Account Manager at FujiFilm
Kun Li, Senior Lidar System Engnieer at Benewake

Lars Hagedorn Frandsen, R&D Engineer at NIL Technology
Laurent Demezet, Key Account Engineer at Hamamatsu Photonics
Lennart Brunnberg, CEO at Derema
Leon Li, Deputy General Manager at Focuslight Technologies
Li Zeng, Engineer at Huawei
Limeng Zhang, Researcher at Technic University Eindhoven
Ling-Gang Yang, Senior Engineer at OptoScience
Luca Maretti, Sales Engineer at Shin-Etsu Polymer
Lukas Czornomaz, CEO at Lumiphase
Maciej J. Nowakowski, Director of Operations at Polish Technological Platform on Photonics
Malcolm Humphrey, CTO at PLX
Marcel van Veen, Business Development at IMS
Marino Barberio, Regional Sales Manager at Wentworth Laboratories
Martial Destoc, Sales Manager at Imagine Optic
Martin Laging, Senior Sales Manager at NKT Photonics
Martin Reeves, Director of Sales & Marketing at RIO Lasers
Martin Schell, Executive Director at Fraunhofer HHI
Martin Wölz, Systems Architect at Jabil
Maryvonne Chalony, Business Development Manager at Synopsys
Matthew Currie, Head of Sales and Marketing at Broadex Technologies
Matthew Warden, Researcher at Fraunhofer CAP
Maumita Chakrabarti, Senior Principal Engineer at Denselight Semiconductor
Mauro Riva, Business Manager at SAES Group
Maxim Gaponenko, Senior Optical Engineer at NKT Photonics
Maxim Medvedev, Senior Manager at Samsung
Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at LIGENTEC
Michael Haas, Product Manager at First Sensor Mobility
Michael Lebby, CEO at Lightwave Logic
Murat Serbay, Director Application Engineering at Bandwidth10
Myun-Sik Kim, Business Development & Product Manager at Axetris
Nahid Torabi, Researcher at University of Groningen
Naoki Oide, Manager at OptoScience
Nizam Muzafferoglu, CEO at ORIGINTEC
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur/Investor at Photonics Precision Technologies
Oliver Matyssek, Product Manager at DELO
Panagiotis Georgiadis, Head of Business Development at Alpes Lasers
Pascual Muñoz, Professor at Universitat Politècnica de València
Patrick Pfeffer, Senior Director at Juniper
Peter Palasz, KE Manager at Royal Holloway University
Peter Zhang, Senior Product Development Engineer at Benewake
Philippe Metivier, Vice President R&D at LUMIBIRD
Pier-Olivier Hamel, Director of Marketing at indie Semiconductor
Pravin Joshi, Director at FIBER OPTIC SERVICES
Rainer Petersen, Senior Application Engineer at Melexis
Ralf Biertümpfel, Product Manager Filter at SCHOTT
Ralph Mende, Director SCM at Envisics
Renata Specht, Senior Product Consultant at Phenix Optics
Richard Pitwon, CEO at Resolute Photonics
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Business Development Manager at Delta Electronics
Roland Preis, Development Engineer at MD Elektronik
Rolf Brunner, Senior Safety Expert at Leuze
Rone Chiu, Advisor at P&J Science
Sam Peterman, Research Analyst at Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Sambhav Anand, Market Development Manager at Coherent
Sandeep Battula, Co-Founder at Qualivon Technologies
Sanghoon Chin, Senior R&D Engineer at CSEM
Sanneke Brinkers, Senior Project Manager at Demcon Focal
Santiago Royo, Business Development at Beamagine
Sarvagya Dwivedi, Senior Researcher at Imec
Sawyer Ge, Director Sales and Marketing at Optiwave
Sepideh Del, Technical Project Lead at SMART Photonics
Sergei Tsarev, CEO at Astrum
Shalva Ben-Ezra, Senior Scientist at Opsys
Shamsuddin Ahmed, System & Application Engineer at NXP semiconductors
Sharon Butler, Postdoctoral Researcher at Tyndall
Shaun Ogden, Product Manager at Moxtek
Simon Osborne, Global Marketing Manager at Materion
Simon Schwinger, Business Developer at Jabil
Simone Lavizzari, Product Director at Prophesee
Soma Sankaran, Vice President Sales & Marketing at DenseLight
Sören Meyer, Sales Manager at Ferrotec
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director at Bandwidth10
Stephan Marauska, COO at OQmented
Stuart Allan, Technology Director at Artemis Optical
Sylvain Guerber, Researcher at CEA LETI
Thilo Sandner, Research Associate and Project Manager at Fraunhofer IPMS
Thomas Knieling, Research Manager at Fraunhofer ISIT
Thomas Merelle, Product Manager at SMART Photonics
Thor Ansbæk, CEO at OCTLIGHT
Thorsten Beuth, Expert Lidar Optics at Valeo
Tim Schnitzler, Product Marketing Manager at Broadcom
Tom Hallman, Vice President at Approved Technologies
Tom Horner, Science Communication Professional at LioniX International
Tom Trexler, Marketing Director at Aehr
Tomas Nemecek, Optical Engineer at Valeo
Tommaso Cassese, Senior Scientist at Silicon Austria Labs
Uensal Kabuk, Director at Huawei
Valentín Polo, Senior Innovation Consultant at PNO Consultants
Venkatramani Ramaswamy, Market Segment Manager at GF Machining Solutions
Victor Calzadilla, Senior Researcher at Technical University of Eindhoven
Vijay Rajaraman, Director at Renesas Electronics
Vikash Kumar, Program Leader at ChemBizR
Wei Li, CEO at iTechRe
Wei Liang, Scientist at Sinano
Wieland Hill, Director at NKT Photonics
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Wilson Wei, COO at WINCO
Yan Cornil, CEO at SYNOPSYS
Yannick Paillard, CCO at SCINTIL Photonics
Yee Loy Lam, CTO at DenseLight
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo

Supply chain


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