The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

CANCELLED - Unleashing the Full Potential of Silicon Photonics

Wednesday, 11 March 13:30 - 14:30
Theater III

Session Sponsored and Organized by Acacia Communications

 

Session Description

Silicon photonics has proven to be a steadfast solution due to its ability to provide high-speed, low power, temperature tolerant, and volume manufacturability capabilities.  Silicon photonics technology is increasingly finding its way into multiple network applications—from high-performance high-capacity coherent optical submarine/long-haul transport to short reach intra-data center client links.  In this session, we will discuss how the industry is transitioning from a technology validation phase to a focus on packaging and automation advancements, further leveraging electronics packaging techniques for optics.
 

Moderator

Tom Williams, VP of Marketing, Acacia Communications, USA
 

Speakers

Robert Blum, Director of Marketing and New Business Silicon Photonics Product Division, Intel, USA

Chris Doerr, Associate VP of Advanced Development, Acacia Communications, USA

Winston Way, CTO, NeoPhotonics Corp., USA
 

Biographies

Robert Blum, Director of Marketing and New Business Silicon Photonics Product Division, Intel, USA

Robert Blum is Director of Marketing and New Business for Intel’s Silicon Photonics Product Division. Prior to joining Intel, Robert was Director of Strategic Marketing at Oclaro Inc., and held various Director of Product Management and Marketing roles for Oclaro’s telecommunications products and consumer laser portfolio. Before joining Oclaro, Robert was Product Line Manager for optical transmission components at JDS Uniphase Corporation and held various engineering and marketing management roles at Gemfire Corporation, all in California. Robert worked at Deutsche Telekom’s research labs in Darmstadt, Germany, while completing his master’s thesis and holds a doctorate degree in Physics from the University of Technology in Hamburg. He has also studied and done research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, and at Stanford University, California.
 

Chris Doerr, Associate VP of Advanced Development, Acacia Communications, USA

Christopher R. Doerr earned a B.S. in aeronautical engineering and a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Since joining Bell Labs in 1995, Doerr’s research has focused on integrated devices for optical communication. He received the OSA Engineering Excellence Award in 2002. He is a Fellow of IEEE and OSA. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters from 2006-2008. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology from 2008-2011. He was awarded the IEEE William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award in 2009 and Microoptics Conference Award in 2013. He became a Bell Labs Fellow in 2011. He joined Acacia Communications in 2011 as Associate Vice President of Integrated Photonics.
 

Winston Way, CTO, NeoPhotonics Corp., USA

Dr. Winston I. Way is the Chief Technology Officer at NeoPhotonics Corporation. His current responsibility is to steer the product strategy and explore innovative technologies. Before joining NeoPhotonics, he was with Bellcore in New Jersey, National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, and a startup OpVista in California. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America.


 

Tom Williams, VP of Marketing, Acacia Communications, USA

Tom is responsible for global marketing and communications activities for Acacia. Prior to Acacia, Tom spent 14 years at Optium and Finisar Corporations, where he held various management roles, including Director of Product Line Management for high speed (>100G) transmission products. Tom has also held positions at Lucent Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corporation. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Widener University.

 

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