EPIC Online Technology Meeting on VCSEL Manufacturing and Applications

7 June 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST


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VCSELs are becoming the dominant light source technology in volume applications due to their stability, small size, simplicity and low cost of manufacturing and testing, finding application in multiple markets such as consumer, automotive, illumination, aerospace, drones and robots. In this meeting, the companies participating will discuss the use of VCSELs for these different applications, taking into account the vision of the end-users of this technology about current and future requirements for new VCSEL developments.


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


TRUMPF Photonic Components is a 100% subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group that is entirely dedicated to VCSEL design, manufacturing, and marketing. Before, he was General Manager of Philips Photonics that was acquired by TRUMPF in 2019.

Joseph Pankert
Vice President of Product Management at TRUMPF
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Studied Physics at Ulm University. He was responsible for laser dev. as well as system dev. projects for VDSL and GPON at Infineon. Since 2014 he is responsible for Sensor System Development at Avago Technologies.

Gunther Steinle
System Engineer and Program Manager at Broadcom
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Proven marketing and business development leader with technical expertise in wireless and optical communications technology and product development. Interested in continuing to develop and market leading-edge technology and products.

David Cheskis
Product Line Director at Lumentum
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He joined II-VI in 2006. He worked in several functions like R&D, marketing, product engineering on various semiconductor lasers in industrial, data communications, and consumer electronics applications.

Julien Boucart
Director of Product Management at II-IV
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40+ years in optoelectronics manufacturing, design, and management. Consultant for leading optoelectronics companies, building test equipment, and improved manufacturing yields.

Phil Worland
President and CEO at Bandwidth10
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Alexander Greiner, Principal Architect at LeddarTech
Alexandre Chikhaoui, Business Development Director at X-Celeprint
Amir Hossein Ghadmi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andreas Schmidt, Regional Sales Manager at Finetech
Asaf David, System Engineer at Elbit Systems
Babu Dayal Padullaparthi, Vice President & CTO at Photonic Components DFM
Barry Mitchell, Manufacturing Engineer at Qioptiq
Carl Ryu, VCSEL RD Lead at ST microelectronics
Carlos Viana, CEO at ICON Photonics
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Christian Neumeyr, CEO at Vertilas
Christoph Harder, President at Swissphotonics
Chunmei Müller, Sales Manager at Piezolution
Cristina Fernandez, Senior Optical Designer at Huawei
David Cheskis, PLM Director at Lumentum
Davinder Basuita, Business Development Manager at Glenair
Dieter Bingemann, Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Dirk de Man, Business Development Manager at Topic Embedded Systems
Domenico Tulli, CTO at Quside
Dominic Gallagher, CEO at Photon Design
Dominique Bonnisseau, Business Development at TEMATYS
Douglas Harshbarger, Business Director at Corning
Dowon Kim, Senior Staff Engineer at Intel
Eckart Gerster, Quality Manager at SICK
Erich Schlaffer, Program Manager at AT&S
Ernst Frank, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Ernst-A. Weissbach, Business Development Manager at Focuz Manufacturing
Farzad Parsaie, Founder & CEO at SAND MicroSystems
Florian Schropp, Sales Manager at Gigahertz Optik
Francois Menard, CTO at AEPONYX
Geoffrey Duggan, Senior Product Sales Manager at Ansys Lumerical
Gregory Flinn, Marketing Development at ficonTEC
Guido Giuliani, CTO at Julight
Gunther Vollrath, CEO at Aifotec
Heike Tritschler, Market Segment Lead at Tektronix
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Ibrahim Olcer, CEO at INSIGMA Engineering
Ihor Gorshkov, Director at MAGIC RAY
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jacek Strupinski, Business Developer at VIGO System
Jan Heeringa, Global Business Development at DEMCON Focal
Jean-Louis Gentner, CEO at Almae Technologies
Joe Delfino, Director at SalesCycle
Joerg Neukum, Director Product Marketing at Dilas
John Disano, Technical Business Analyst at National Research Council of Canada
John Francis Nolan, Director at First Mile Networks
Joost van Kerkhof, COO at PHIX
Justin Abbott, Director, Product Line Management at Lumentum
Karsten Wiessner, Sales & Business Development Manager at Glen Dimplex
Karthik Iyer, Program Manager at Instrument Systems
Kasia Placha, Engineer at Rockley Photonics
Kostiantyn Nechay, R&D Engineer at Modulight
Krzysztof Klos, CEO at Photin
Ksenija Varga, Key Account Manager at FujiFilm
Lars Hildebrandt, Director Sales and Marketing at nanoplus
Lei Yang, Principal Engineer at Lumentum
Leontios Stampoulidis, Founder at LEO Space Photonics
Marc Potagnik, Regional Sales Manager at Optosigma
Marino Barberio, Regional Sales Manager at Wentworth Laboratories
Mark Lutkowitz, Principal at fibeReality
Markus Cremer, Sales at Viaoptic
Matthias Lorenz, Business Development Manager at AEMtec
Michael Real, Engineering Program Manager at Lumentum
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Niklas Hansson, Head of Application Engineering at NIL Technology
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario-optics
Nikolay Ledentsov, Senior Engineer at VI Systems
Nirmal Parikh, Vice President Marketing at Dynasil
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur at Photonics Precision Technologies
Peter Kung, President at QPS Photronics
Phil Worland, Founder, President and CEO at Bandwidth10
Phillip Muehring, VP of Business Development at Triad Semiconductor
Poussin Jean-Francois, Expert at Jfp Space Consulting
Rajdeep Mukherjee, Research and Innovation Team at Zeiss
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotec
Reto Keller, Business Development at Optics Balzers
Richard Shannon, Analyst at Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Richard Tsai, Senior Manager at Coretronic
Roland Preis, Research Engineer at MD Elektronik
Romain Bruder, Product Manager at RIBER
Rone Chiu, Consultant at P&J Science
Santosh Joseph, Director at GG Sales & Marketing
Sergei Tsarev, CEO at Astrum
Siegwart Bogatscher, Principal Architect at LeddarTech
Simon Schwinger, Business Development at Jabil
Şöhret Görkem Karamuk, Co-Founder & CEO at Lumos Laser
Stephane Clauss, Global Business Development at Teledyne Flir
Sven Hujo, Application Field Specialist at DELO Industrial Adhesives
Tania Cortes, Business Development Executive at Yelo
Thierry Lazerand, General Manager at CORIAL
Thomas Alkeskjold, CEO at Scyborg
Thomas Benoy, Applications Engineer at Eblana photonics
Thomas Korst, Senior Product Manager at AIXTRON
Thomas Moritz, Business Line Manager at AMS Technologies
Thor Ersted Ansbæk, CEO at Octlight
Tim Lin, Researcher at Industrial Technology Research Institute
Tom Mitcheltree, Application Engineering at US Conec
Tom Trexler, Marketing Director at Aehr
Venkatramani Ramaswamy, Market Segment Manager at GF Machining Solutions
Wilfried Jahn, CTO & Co-Founder at Silina
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yi Qian, Vice President & General Manager at MRSI
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo Electric
Yulia Sandamirskaya, Research Scientist at Intel


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

Karthik Iyer
Program Manager Customer Solutions at Instrument Systems

The EPIC Online Technology Meeting on VCSEL Manufacturing and Applications was amazing. It was a privilege to be able to introduce our company among such an amazing plethora of companies. I have been following the EPIC meetings for some years now and the EPIC team amaze me always with their passion and enthusiasm for photonics.