Increasing bandwidth and reducing power consumption remain goals for the data centre due to the ever increasing traffic demands. It is broadly accepted by now that integrated photonics has the potential to solve some of the technological bottlenecks and offer improved network functionality. Ground-breaking advances in research and development of advanced photonic integrated photonic technologies are constantly occurring.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss if those advances are in line with some of the supply chain needs, such as:
1) The scaling of photonics to high levels of integration with improved performance, power consumption and better process control at low cost.
2) The need of equipment and process towards wafer scale testing.
3) The incorporation of solutions for low cost standardized packaging.
4) Solving electrical interconnect limits in Data centres, Supercomputers and ICs with higher capacity, lower cost optical interconnects.
With a series of panel discussions and presentations, this workshop brings together representatives of the PIC supply chain in telecom-datacom: from the application driven specifications defined by some of the industrial worldwide leaders, to optical interconnect manufacturers, equipment and packaging experts, integrated photonic designers and, last, but specially not least, wafer level fabrication facilities. Ultimately, the aim is to discuss the state of the art and the technological development needed to satisfy the supply chain demands.
Lars Zimmermann, Silicon Photonics Team Leader, IHP
|10:00 – 12:00||CEO discussion on PIC business (CEO of EPIC member companies only, on invitation)|
|12:00 – 13:30||Lunch and Welcome at EVG – Shuttle transfer to Rahaberg Hof (conference location)|
|13:30 – 14:00||Registration and Welcome Coffee at Rahaberg Hof|
|14:00 – 18:00||Workshop|
|19:30||Dinner at Restaurant zur Bums‘n (most popular, traditional restaurant in Schärding)|
|08:00||Hotels pick-up and transfer to Rahaberg Hof|
|13:30||Company visit and lunch|
Shuttles will be arranged from EVG, to the workshop location,
to the evening restaurant and hotels.
All EPIC members are entitled to bring for free a roll-up banner and product flyers. Please inform in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
EV Group (EVG) is a world leader in wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology applications. Through close collaboration with its global customers, the company implements its flexible manufacturing model to develop reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership systems that are easily integrated into customers’ fab lines. Key products include wafer bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EVG employs more than 700 people worldwide. Headquartered in St. Florian, Austria, EVG operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe, AZ.; Albany, NY; Yokohama and Fukuoka, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Chung-Li, Taiwan and Shanghai, China.