EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Roadmap 2021 for Co-packaged Optics (in cooperation with COBO & EA)

3 March 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


In cooperation with

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Sponsored by

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Co-packaging optics have the potential to reduce the length of the switch-optic interconnects lowering the power consumption of the switch-optic electrical I/O which will be key to support greater networking demands. The requirements for co-packaged optic assemblies for network switch applications will be discussed in this meeting, with special focus on the elaboration of a roadmap for co-packaged optics and collaborations between the supply chain to achieve the requirements for volume manufacturing of these devices.

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


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


Was at Source Photonics from 2004 to 2015. Thomas was with Agility Communications from 2000 to 2004. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.S. from Technical University of Denmark.

Thomas Liljeberg
General Manager, Photonic Integration; Silicon Photonics Products Division at Intel Corporation

Mark is currently Principal Engineer at Microsoft (Azure Hardware Architecture) focused on next-generation data center network architectures and optical interconnect technologies.

Mark Filer
Principal Optical Network Architect at Microsoft
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Ruby has held multiple technical and managerial positions in the optics industry with over 15 years of experience. She is now focusing on next-generation datacenter optics and network switch ASIC technologies.

Ruby Chen
Sourcing Manager, Next Generation Optics at Facebook
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Prior to Sicoya Sven was the Global BD of Optoelectronics at FCI. Before joining FCI he was Global VP of Engineering at MergeOptics, Senior IC Design Engineer at Multilink Technologies and Senior System Architect at Santel Networks in Fremont, USA.

Sven Otte
CEO at Sicoya

He has been in the Optical Systems & Semiconductor developments for ~30 years. Prior to Ranovus, he held Executive and Technical positions in various companies such as Inphi, Cortina Systems, Cisco & Nortel.

Hojjat Salemi
SVP of Business Development at Ranovus
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Prior to joining Broadcom, he lead the development of SiPh based Data Communications systems at Rockley Photonics and the commercialization Intel’s SiPh based Transceiver products.

Benjamin is a manager in the Advanced Technology group of ADVA working in the field of photonic integration. His focus is mostly on coherent transceivers and related assembly and packaging issues.

Benjamin Wohlfeil
Manager of Advanced Technology at ADVA
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Aaron Joyce, Director at Butler Technologies
Ahmad Abdo, Staff Optical Engineer at Ciena
Ahmed Abumazwed, Photonics Support Specialist at CMC Microsystems
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at SOITEC
Alessio Corazza, Business Development Manager at SAES Getters
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andreas Freitag, Key Account Manager at AEMtec
Anders Larsson, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Anthony Musto, VP Sales and Marketing at Dust Photonics
Antonello Vannucci, CEO at Photonics 42
Arpana Singh, Research Assisstant at Freie University Berlin
Atsushi Takai, Consultant at Independent
Basil Onodu, Optical Deployment Engineer at Amazon
Benoit Fleury, Market Development Director at Corning
Bryan Wizna, Area Consultant at Wiz
Calvin Cheung, VP of Engineering & Technical Marketing at ASE
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Chris Pfistner, CEO at CTI
Craig Thompson, VP Business Development at NVIDIA
Cyriel Minkenberg, Product Manager at Rockley Photonics
Daniel Capretti, Marketing Director at Weisserberg
David Horain, Sales Director at Alienor
David Chen, AVP at Applied Optoelectronics
David Mackey , CTO at Mbryonics
David McCormick , Product Manager at Quantifi Photonics
Dominik Horn, Product Manager at Finetech
Douglas Aguiar, CEO at PhotonPath
Dowon Kim, Senior Staff Engineer at Intel
Erich Schlaffer, Project Leader at AT&S
Erik Beckert, Department Head at Fraunhofer IOF
Fan Ji, Sales and Marketing Manager at ElFys
Florian Jung, Senior Global Business Manager at SABIC
Francois Couny, PLM at EXFO
Gloria Hoefler, Director Advanced Development at Infinera
Gregory Flinn, Marketing Development at ficonTEC
Guillermo Carpintero, Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Gunnar Böttger, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Gustavo Villares, Product Manager at Lumiphase
Heike Tritschler, Market Segment Lead at Tektronix
Henning Schröder, GM at Fraunhofer IZM
Hossein Movla , Researcher at University of Tabriz
Hossein Salemi , Test Engineer at Inphi Cooperation
Iñigo Artundo, CEO at VLC Photonics
Jan Heeringa , Global Business Development Manager at DEMCON
Jan Hendrik Peters, Owner at BMBG consult
Jan Mink, CEO at VTEC Lasers & Sensors
Jean-Louis Gentner, CEO at Almae Technologies
Jeff Demain, CEO at Demain One
Jim Theodoras , VP R&D at HG Genuine
Jimena Garcia-Romeu, CEO at Alcyon Photonics
Johann Lomsek, Business Development at Robooptic Systems
John Bowers, Professor at UCSB
John Jost, CEO at MicroR
Jose Galan, Sales Manager at VLC Photonics
Jugal Kishore Bhandari, System Architect at Lightspeed AI Labs
Juha Rantala, Chairman at Inkron
Karl Muth, Senior Principal System Architect at Broadcom
Karsten Droegemueller, Managing Director at IX-CAD
Katarzyna Lawniczuk, VP at BRIGHT Photonics
Keval Dattani, CEO at Space Power
Kevin Hicks, Manager at Facebook
Kishor Desai, Senior Packaging Engineer at Psi Quantum
Kobi Hasharoni, CTO at Dust Photonics
Kraig Owen, Sourcing Manager at Microsoft
Larry Hsiao, Technical Manager at Accton
Lei Wang, Researcher at UCSB
Marcel van Veen, Business Development Manager at IMS
Mark Lutkowitz, Principal at fibeReality
Martin Van Stel, Business development at Mentech Technology USA
Mohammed Belal, Enterprise Fellow at STFC
Mario Ibrahim, Senior Technology & Market Analyst at AT&S
Matthew Currie, Head of Sales and Marketing at Broadex Technologies
Neng Liu, Photonic Support Engineer at CMC Microsystems
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at Vario-optics
Nikolaus Schultz, Senior Project Manger at SCHOTT
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Pascal Boncenne, Co-founder & COO at Hummink
Pascual Muñoz, Professor at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Patrick Heissler, Product Manager at DELO
Peter Harmsma, Scientist at CITC
Peter Kung , President at QPS Photronics
Peter Winzer, CEO at Nubis Communications
Ramana Pamidighantam, Director R&D at Mahatma Gandhi Intistute of Technology
Ramana Pamidiighantam , CTO at LIGHTSPEEDAI LABS PVT
Reinhard Pusch , Advisor at Rood Microtec
Richard Pitwon, CEO at Resolute Photonics
Rob Jansen, Q&R Engineer at Smart Photonics
Ruth Houbertz, Managing Director & Owner at ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting
Sergio Lizzola, Founder at LK FORENSIC COMPETENCIES
Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director at Lightwave
Steven Thumbeck, Business Development at AMETEK
Thiago Raddo, Researcher at UFABC
Thomas Hessler, Director at Ligentec
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko advanced Components
Tim Warland, VP Products at 7B Technology
Tiina Delmonte, Product Line Manager at Optoscribe
Tobias Müller, CTO at AIXEMTEC
Tsutomu Watanabe , Senior Manager at Sumitomo Electric Insdustries
Valery Tolstikhin, President & CEO at INTENGENT
Victor Hoeksema, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Tegema
Vincent Zeng, Supplier Quality Engineer at Facebook
Vincent Tsai, Director of LinkX Business Development at Nvidia
Wilfried Jahn, CTO & Co-founder at Silina
Yaohui Chen, Staff Engineer at Mellanox
Zhen Qu, Engineer at Juniper


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EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 775465552