The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Panel VI: Advanced Packaging and Photonic Integration

Thursday, 12 March
12:30 - 14:00
Expo Theater I

Moderator: Takashi Saida, Senior Manager, NTT, Japan

Panel Description:

Continuous growth of data center performance and high performance computing requires wider bandwidth optical interconnects. Considering the signal loss on the PCB, the wider bandwidth optical interfaces need to get closer to the processors using innovative approaches such as on-board optics or in-package optics. This will require innovative photonic integration technology as well as packaging technology and will drastically impact the photonics devices ecosystem. 

The panel will debate the current reality and the future promise of packaging technology, photonic integration and the associated eco systems. 

Speakers:

Peter De Dobbelaere, Director Technology Development, Cisco, USA
Raj Krishnaswamy, Vice President Product, Optical Communications, Rockley Photonics, USA
Thomas Lilieberg, GM Photonic Integration, Intel Corporation, USA
Patrick Lo, Co-Founder and President, Advanced Micro-Foundry Pte Ltd, Singapore
Rob Stone, Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom, USA
Andrew Wheeler, HPE Fellow, Vice President and Deputy Director, Hewlett Packard Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
Anthony Yu, Vice President, Computing and Wired Infrastructure (CWI) Segment Business Unit, Global Foundries, USA


Biographies:

Peter De Dobbelaere, Director Technology Development, Cisco, USA

From 1991 to 1995 he was employed by IMEC, Belgium working on various projects including short reach optical interconnect and heterogeneous integration of III-V lasers with Si and polymer waveguides. From 1995 to 1999, he was with Akzo-Nobel N.V., The Netherlands and U.S., where he was engaged in product development of polymer-based thermo-optic waveguide devices. In 1999, he joined OMM Inc., San Diego, CA, where he was responsible for product and technology development of MEMS-based optical switches. In 2004, he joined Luxtera, Inc. (now part of Cisco Systems), Carlsbad, CA, where he is currently responsible for technology development for silicon photonics systems.
 

Raj Krishnaswamy, Vice President Product, Optical Communications, Rockley Photonics, USA

Rajagopal Krishnaswamy (Raj) serves as the Vice President of Product, Optical Communications at Rockley Photonics. He has 16 years of experience in semiconductors and in Networking during which time he has held various positions in the field of mixed signal ASIC design, product management and business development. Prior to Rockley, Raj led the product management teams for various products within the Compute and Connectivity Business Unit at Broadcom. He was also part of the product management leadership team for a startup called NetLogic Microsystems which had a successful IPO in 2004 and was sold to Broadcom for $3.7B in 2012.
 

Thomas Lilieberg, GM Photonic Integration, Intel Corporation, USA

Thomas Liljeberg is the General Manager, Photonic Integration in the Silicon Photonics Products Division at Intel Corporation, where he is responsible for the technology and product development for integrated and co-packaged photonics.  From 2004 to 2015, he was at Source Photonics serving in various roles in Product Management and R&D management, most recently as Executive VP of Product Line Management.  Prior to Source Photonics, he was with Agility Communications.  Thomas Liljeberg holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a MSEE from Technical University of Denmark.
 

Patrick Lo, Co-Founder and President, Advanced Micro-Foundry Pte Ltd, Singapore

Patrick Received PhD/ECE from UT/Austin/USA. He was with IDT/USA from 1992 to 2004. He was involved in RD in CMOS manufacturing and integration. From 2004 to 2017, he was with IME in Singapore, where he was the Program Director of Nanoelectronics and Photonics, TSV Taskforce, and emerging memory. Since 2017, he, as confounder, has been with Advanced Micro-Foundry PTE LTD/Singapore focusing on Silicon Photonics’ industrialization. He has (co) authored > 300 journal and conferences, and holds > 50 granted patents. He was a recipient of IEEE GES award (2008), Singapore’s National Technology Award (2008) and President Technology Award (2010).

Takashi Saida, Senior Manager, NTT, Japan

Takashi Saida is senior manager at NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, NTT Corporation, leading R&D on next generation optical transmission technologies. Prior to the current position, he managed R&D on photonic integration technologies at NTT Device Innovation Center. He received his B.E. and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan.


 

Rob Stone, Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom, USA

Rob Stone is a Distinguished Engineer within Broadcom’s Switch Architecture Team, with a focus on datacenter interconnects, protocol and port design. His is an active participant in a number of industry organizations, including 802.3, COBO and other module MSAs and chaired the RCx MSA, and the 25G Ethernet technical working group. Rob has over 18 years of industry experience bringing communications technologies to market,He has held both technical and managerial positions at Intel, Infinera, Emcore, Skorpios and Bandwidth 9. Rob earned his BSc from Sheffield University, and holds a D.Phil. in Physics from The University of Oxford.
 

Andrew Wheeler, HPE Fellow, Vice President and Deputy Director, Hewlett Packard Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA

Andrew Wheeler is an HPE Fellow, VP and Deputy Director of Hewlett Packard Labs. His present responsibilities include managing strategic research and advanced development focused on next-generation computing platforms and software while driving commercialization of technologies and intellectual property. As an HPE Fellow, Andrew works across the company to drive innovative technical solutions and identifies industry and technology trends that shape technology and business strategies. As a technical leader, Andrew is actively involved in the growth and development of the HPE technical community.
His areas of expertise covers computer architecture, embedded computing, VLSI design, system architecture, and enterprise computing.
 

Anthony Yu, Vice President, Computing and Wired Infrastructure (CWI) Segment Business Unit, Global Foundries, USA

Dr. Anthony J. Yu is Vice President of the Computing and Wired Infrastructure (CWI) Segment Business Unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), where he is responsible for providing differentiated photonic manufacturing services and solutions to clients across multiple industries.

Prior to being named VP of CWI, Dr. Yu was Vice President of GF’s Aerospace and Defense Business Unit. Before joining GF, he held multiple executive positions at IBM, including Vice President of Semiconductor Technology for Engineering and Technology Services.

Yu earned his BS in Physical Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley and his PhD in Physical Chemistry / Materials Science from Cornell University.

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