EPIC Online Technology Meeting on New Pluggable Transceivers (in cooperation with COBO)

8 September 2020

16:00 – 18:00 CEST


Sponsored by

EFFECT photonics
Rockley Photonics
Axetris (1)
ficontec-potonics-assembly-test-hi (2)


Increasing bandwidth requirements are pushing a new generation of transceivers able to operate beyond 400G. In this meeting the different technologies available to produce the new pluggable transceivers will be discussed including the required components (VCSELs, Si/InP chips), the different form factors, and last trends in co-packaged optics.

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

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Dr. Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC


Mark has over three decades of experience in the telecom and data com market. With an intense concentration on primary research, Mark has been a consultant to some of the largest telecom companies in the world involving chips to full systems.

Juan received the MS in Telecom Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia. In Sept. of 2000 he joined Telefonica I+D where he focused on the design of new data and control plane architectures for IP over optical networks.

Juan Fernandez-Palacios
Head of Unit ‘Integrated Transport Centre’ at Telefonica

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Brad Booth
Network Hardware Manager at Microsoft
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Radha Nagarajan is the CTO and SVP, at Inphi. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and IET. In 2006, he shared the IEEE/LEOS Aron Kressel Award for his work on commercializing large-scale photonic integrated circuits.

Gloria experience spans research and development to high-volume manufacturing of semiconductor materials, optoelectronic devices and photonic integration platforms. She is an IEEE Sr. member.

Gloria Hoefler
Advanced Development Director at Infinera

Tim holds a Masters in EE and has amassed exceptional breadth and depth of technical expertise encompassing the design of photonic integrated circuits, packaging, electronics, control systems and test.

Vipul was a co-founder of Lightwire that was acquired by Cisco in 2012. He is a Sr Technologist in the Technology and Quality Division at Cisco.  He in inventor of 78 US issued patents in the area of Silicon Photonics.

Vipul Patel
Senior Technologist at Cisco Systems

Martin is a Technology & Market Analyst specializing in solid-state lighting technologies within the Photonics, Sensing & Display division at Yole Développement.


Ahmad  Atieh, VP – Optical Systems at Optiwave Systems
Alain Delpy, Business Development at SOITEC
Alessio   Corazza, Business Development Manager at SAES Getters
Alessio Pirastu, CTO at CamGraPhIC
Anders Larsson, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Anson Tseng, Marketing Director & Head of New Business at LandMark Optoelectronics
Antonello Vannucci, CTO at Photonics 42
Antonino Nespola, Senior Researcher at Links Foundation
Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI
Anthony Musto, Vice President at Dust Photonics
Ashwyn Srinivasan, Engineer at imec
Ben Depuydt, Technology Manager at Umicore
Benoit Fleury, Director & Market Development at Corning
Bernd Grammer, Business Development Manager at SABIC
Bob Musk, Managing Director at Entroptix
Carlos Viana, CEO at ICON Photonics
Chan Chih (David) Chen, Assistant Vice President at Applied Optoelectronics
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Chris Pfistner, CEO at CTI
Cyriel Minkenberg, Senior Manager, Product Management at Rockley Photonics
Dan Neugroschl, Engineer at chiral photonics
David Mackey, CTO at mbryonics
David Heard, VP Sales EMEA at Santec
Davinder Basuita, Business Development Manager at Glenair
Dirk Hauschild, Head of Research & Development at LIMO
Dylan Burke, Marketing Executive at Yelo
Farzad Parsaie, Founder at SAND MicroSystems
Felix Betschon, CEO at vario-optics
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Frank Smyth, CTO at Pilot Photonics
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist & Project Manager at VTT
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Gustavo Villares, Product Manager and Business Developer at Lumiphase
Hassaan Aslam, Director of Marketing at Maxlinear
Henning Schröder, Group Manager at Fraunhofer IZM
Hermann Moos, Head of Technology Scouting & Product Manager at Finetech
Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer at PHIX Photonics Assembly
Jim Theodoras, Vice President R&D at HG Genuine
Jimena Garcia-Romeu, CEO at alcyon photonics
Joanna Bendyna, Development Manager at Mintres
John Earnhardt, Director of Specialty Sales at OFS Fitel
Jörg Pierer, Senior Application Engineer at Axetris
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe
Jose Capmany, COO at iPronics
Joseph Coffey, Senior Principal Engineer at Commscope
Kenneth Jackson, Product Marketing Director at Sumitomo Electric
Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT
Laurent Milord, R&D Engineer at Scintil photonics
Leonid Moiseev, Program Manager at TRUMPF Photonic Components
Leontios Stampoulidis, Founder at LEO Space Photonics
Li Zeng, Engineer at Huawei
Liz Lee, Manager at Accton
Marc Cram, Director at Legrand
Mark Hsu, Principal Engineer at TSMC
Martin Eibelhuber, Deputy Business Development at EVGroup
Mauro Zontini, R&D Optics Lab. Manager at SMO
Maxim Kuschnerov, Director of R&D at Huawei
Melissa  Kallos, Global Communications at Consortium for On-Board Optics
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Senior Researcher at CTTC
Milan Mashanovitch, CEO at Freedom Photonics
Mohamed Abdelghani, Lighting Engineer at Bentley
Murat Serbay, Director Application Engineering at Bandwidth10
Nandish Mehta, Research Scientist at Nvidia
Neeraj Chowdhary, Country Manager – India at ProLabs
Neng Liu, Photonic Support Engineer at CMC Microsystems
Nikolay Ledentsov, Senior Engineer at VI Systems
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Technology Business Analyst at Edgar Technologies & Faster Capital
Oliver Schadow, Project Manager at LEONI
Padraic  Morrissey, Technology Manager at Tyndall Institute
Paul Gillespie, Partner at Gillamor Stephens
Paulo Almeida, Professor at University of Coimbra
Pekko Sipilä, R&D Director at Modulight
Peter Winzer, Independent Consultant  
Philippe Bolle, CEO at Skylane optics
Pierpaolo Boffi, Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Radhakrishnan Rajamanickam, Managing Director at APhotonics
Rafael Puerta, Senior Researcher at Ericsson
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotecc
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Marketing Senior Manager at Delta Electronics
Rob Stone, Technical Sourcing at Facebook
Robert Giertz, CTO at AEMtec
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Scott Otis, Co-founder at 45 Photonics
Sébastien Brun, CEO at Sy&Se
Shashi Gupta, Business Development at DuPont
Simon Rankel, Business Development Manager at MKS Instruments (Ophir)
Songtao Liu, Laser Engineer at Ayar Labs
Stephane Bernabe, Project Leader at CEA LETI
Stephanie Baclet, Senior technical Marketing Engineer at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology
Sven Krüger, VP Product Management at Huber+Suhner Cube Optics
Thomas Hessler, Director at Ligentec
Thomas Korst, Senior Product Manager at AIXTRON
Thomas Trexler, Director of Marketing / Wafer-Level Test and Burn-In at Aehr Test
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Tim Haigh, Sales Engineer at Kyocera Fineceramics
Tom Mitcheltree, Advanced Technology Manager at US Conec
Torsten Vahrenkamp, CEO at ficonTEC
Tsuyoshi Horikawa, Senior Researcher at PETRA
Vinay Ravishankar, Managing Director at Vayu Group
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Wilson de Carvalho Jr, Researcher at CTI Renato Archer
Yannick Paillard, CCO at Scintil Photonics
Yaohui Chen, Staff Engineer at Mellanox
Yajun Wang, Chief Scientist at II-VI
Yeeloy Lam, CTO at DenseLight Semiconductors
Yijie Huo, CEO at Vertilite
Yukari Yata, Business Development at DNP


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