EPIC Online Technology Meeting on PIC Testing

16 November 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Current challenges in Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) product manufacturing are related to the development of testing processes and tools for large scale production. This meeting will join equipment builders, companies developing testing processes, and users claiming for testing services and machines.

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


Ignazio’s important assignments were at National Instruments in Texas as BD Manager Europe for motion and machine vision, in Graftek Italia and ImagingLab where he dedicated his time to image processing, machine vision and robotics, acting in roles from Dir. of Engineering to CEO.

Ignazio Piacentini
Director of Business Development: photonics micro-assembly at ficonTEC
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Business-oriented product leader with strong technical background. Customer-focused and data-driven. Passionate about design, development and delivery of innovative technologies and products to consumer markets.

Nazanin Shafiee
Business Development Manager at SMART Photonics
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Telecommunications engineer with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Optics. His professional path deepened from optical telecom networks, to micro-optic devices and interconnects, and finally to integrated optics.

Over 10 years of experience in photonic component design, semiconductor fabrication and testing. Technology consultant, active in innovation marketing, business development and IP. Currently leads R&D activities on silicon photonics for communications and sensing.

Milan Milosevic
Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton
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25 years of experience in area of semiconductor development and manufacturing, process integration, characterization, failure analysis and technical project management.

Ken Giewont
Fellow – Technology Development at Globalfoundries
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Co-author of over 200 publications in the field of silicon photonics and design methodologies. Wim holds several patents in the field of photonics and its applications. He is a member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and the Scrum Alliance.

Wim Bogaerts   
Professor in Silicon Photonics at Ghent University-IMEC
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Adrien Billat, Sales and Application Manager at Teem Photonics
Ahmed Osman, Silicon Photonics Designer at Leo SPRD
Alain Delpy, BUSINESS DEVT at Soitec
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andreas Kelm, Test Engineer at RoodMicrotec
Andy Piper, VP Product Development at Denselight Semiconductors
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Antonello Vannucci, CTO at Photonics 42
Arno Thoer, Director Technology & Engineering at Tegema
Benjamin Bernard, Staff Engineer Unit Process Development at Infineon
Carlos Domínguez, Research Professor at IMB-CNM, CSIC
Chaitanya Vaidya, Project Engineer at x-PK Engineering
Chee Wei Lee, Principal Engineer at HUAWEI
Daniel Weber, Research Associate at Fraunhofer IZM
David Potter, Director of Marketing at Luna Innovations
David Horain, Sales Manager at Alienor
Dieter Bimberg, Professor at TU Berlin
Dimitris Karnakis, Technical Manager – R&D Projects at Oxford Lasers
Dylan Burke, Marketing Manager at Yelo
Eric Yang, Engineer at Molex
Fabian Rundel, Microhandling Technology Manager at INNOCISE
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Frank Albrecht, Senior Project Manager – LED and Laser Diode Drivers at Thorlabs
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Gabrie Hoogland, Chief Scientist at SABIC
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist, Project Manager at VTT
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
İbrahim Ölçer, Founder of Insigma Engineering at Insigma Engineering
Jan Watte, R&D Manager at Commscope
Jean Marc Gilet, Industrialisation Director at Scintil Photonics
Joanna Bendyna, Business Development Manager at Mintres
Joost van Kerkhof, COO at PHIX
Jörg Peschek, Field Sales Engineer at PI
Juha Rantala, Founder at Inkron
Lars Benesch, Photonics Solutions Engineer at Te Lintelo Systems
Luis A. Bru, Researcher at Photonics Reasearch Labs
Marcel van Veen, Senior Business Development Manager at IMS
Marino Barberio, Regional Sales Manager at Wentworth Laboratories
Masoud Amirkhani, Head of Department- Chip and Product Development at nanoplus
Mathieu Bergont, Product Specialist at EXFO
Matthieu Pommies, R&D Photonic Project Manager at alphanov
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Nathan Soper, Sales Manager at Photon Design
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur at Photonics Precision Technologies & Faster Capital
Olivier Acher, Director of Innovation at HORIBA
Peter Kung, President at QPS Photronics
Stefan Richter, Staff Scientist at Carl Zeiss
Titas Gertus, Sales Engineer at Light Conversion
Tobias Müller, CTO at AIXEMTEC
Tobias Gnausch, Product Manager Test & Measurement at JENOPTIK
Tom Trexler, Director of Marketing at Aehr Test
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yaohui Chen, Staff Engineer at Mellanox


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +420 606526252