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A Showcase for New Products

Get insights from industry leaders as they present and explain their cutting-edge technologies. All attendees can attend the Technology Showcases. During the OFC Virtual Exhibition, you can also meet with these exhibitors one-on-one to learn more about their new products. 

 


Monday, 07 June, 03:30 – 04:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Joost Verberk, Director of Product Management, The Netherlands

EFFECT Photonics B.V.: Network traffic is growing exponentially but investments in infrastructure and operational costs cannot. This drives the need for an agile, scalable, and flexible solution that is not dependent on hardware-based innovation cycles. Software-based networking solutions that expose reconfigurability to the network orchestra...

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EFFECT Photonics B.V.

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Monday, 07 June, 04:30 – 05:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Jonathan Homa, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Israel

Ribbon: Contrary to some opinions, a distinct all-optical transport layer transiting CDC ROADMs will be with us for some time to come. However, the technology driving the wavelengths over this network will change. No longer will we need expensive embedded technologies. Instead, by using a new generation of 400G ZR+ pluggables in a CFP2 DCO fo...

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Ribbon

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Monday, 07 June, 15:30 – 16:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Steven Alleston, Principal Product Manager, USA

Juniper Networks: Support for 400G services on fixed, high-capacity, high-density routing and switching platforms is quickly growing in availability. Still reeling from the unprecedented impact of a global pandemic to operator networks, and faced with the demands of emerging 5G, IoT, and low latency edge service, operators who relatively rece...

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Juniper Networks

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Monday, 07 June, 16:00 – 16:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Amit Bhardwaj, Senior Director Product Management, USA

Juniper Networks: New 5G, IoT, and low latency virtualized Edge services present a once-in-a-generation opportunity for communication service providers (CSPs) and large Enterprises. Leveraging a converged network, distributed services, and new capacity and architectures, operators can enable new applications that simply weren’t possible...

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Juniper Networks

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Monday, 07 June, 16:30 – 17:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Cyril Doussau, Product Marketing Director – Paragon WAN Automation, USA

Juniper Networks: Do you often wonder if network configuration changes have impacted your customers’ service experience?  Paragon Active Assurance inherently provides a uniform solution across all transport domains including wireless access, the branch office edge, SD-WAN, WAN, data centers and public clouds. It assures that on-dem...

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Juniper Networks

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Monday, 07 June, 17:30 – 18:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Brig Asay, Director of Strategic Planning, Network and Data Center Solutions, and John Calvin, Internet Infrastructure and IP Wireline Solutions Product Planner; USA

Keysight Technologies: In this showcase, Keysight will highlight technology evolution and how testing is changing to keep pace with your needs. As data centers continue to evolve, faster, lower-power underlying technologies are necessary to keep up with the demands. 100 GbE has given way to 200 and 400 GbE, with 800 GbE right around the corne...

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Keysight Technologies

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Monday, 07 June, 18:00 – 18:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Giorgio Cazzaniga, Product Management Director, USA

Jabil: While the capacity for each optical channel is scaling up in long haul and core networks reaching the 800G per channel, we're seeing the trend to push coherent technology in the access part of the network as an alternative to direct detection techniques. This in an overall more open network architecture where “optical white b...

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Jabil

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Monday, 07 June, 18:30 – 19:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Wajih Daab, Product Line Manager, USA

Luna Innovations: Join us to learn about new developments that expand the applications of high-resolution reflectometry for testing, diagnosing and certifying fiber optic links. Luna’s Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) provides the spatial resolution, precision and speed not available with OTDRs, providing accurate distributed los...

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Luna Innovations

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Tuesday, 08 June, 10:00 – 10:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Awanish Verma, Principal Architect & Director Technical Marketing, USA

Xilinx: Xilinx's 16nm FPGAs and SoCs and 7nm Versal™ ACAPs offer multiple architectural components in the form of hardened blocks and soft IP, which make them ideal for designing next-generation security appliances. These IPs include high-speed SerDes and multirate interface IP, such as hardened MAC, PCIe® interfaces, and memory...

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Xilinx, Inc.

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Tuesday, 08 June, 10:30 – 11:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Dave Welch, Chief Innovation Officer, USA

Infinera: This session will explore the transformative XR optics transmission technology and the benefits it provides to network operators. Included will be a discussion on point-to-point use cases, point-to-multipoint use cases, and multi-generational upgrades as well as management and control. The session will explore the use of XR optics i...

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Infinera

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Tuesday, 08 June, 16:00 – 16:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker:  Evan Smith, Application Engineer; John Tucker, Product Manager for Keithley SMU Instruments; and Pavel Zivny, Domain Expert and IEEE 802.3 Representative; USA

Tektronix: Optical communication development is strongly dependent on laser technology.  Tektronix contributes by providing state-of-the-art tools through numerous stages of the value stream / workflows.In production, Light-Current-Voltage (LIV) measurements are performed to screen for good and bad parts before shipped to cust...

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Tektronix

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Tuesday, 08 June, 16:30 – 17:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Duane Preiss, Marketing Director – Optical Components, USA

3M: This presentation will provide an overview of the benefits of expanded beam optics and 3M’s revolutionary approach to providing expanded beam multifiber single mode and multimode fiber connectivity to support the increasing demands for speed and density in current and future data center architectures. 

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3M

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Wednesday, 09 June, 05:00 – 05:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Olivier Gaborieau, Product Line Manager, France

Murata: Discover how Silicon Capacitors bring UBB systems to the next level of performances (i.e.: extremely low insertion loss) and integration (fully compatible with strong space constraint).  This presentation will detail how Murata's silicon technology overcomes the challenge to improve insertion loss, ESR/ESL, while reduc...

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Murata

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Wednesday, 09 June, 05:30 – 06:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Dr. John Bowers, Acting Executive Director, USA

AIM Photonics: Join us for a description of results and prospects for PICs using AIM Photonics.  Learn how this PIC ecosystem enables quick turn photonic development and likely commercial impacts and learn about future capabilities.

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AIM Photonics

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Wednesday, 09 June, 10:00 – 10:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Diwakar Vishakhadatta, Vice President Optical Communications, USA

Renesas: This showcase will review common requirements for high-performance Optical communications systems and how they can be addressed by Renesas’ broad portfolio of mixed-signal solutions. Renesas Optical interconnect devices are tailored for these systems, including Power, MCU and ICs for Optical interfaces for PAM4 and Coherent dep...

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Renesas Electronics America Inc.

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Wednesday, 09 June, 10:30 – 11:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Steve Sanders, VP, Optical Architecture; USA

Infinera: This session will explore the evolution of coherent optical engines starting from the current generation of 7-nm technology. Included in the discussion will be how the industry progresses and continues to provide meaningful networking improvements as we move beyond 96 Gbaud and approach Shannon’s limit. During the sessions we ...

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Infinera

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Wednesday, 09 June, 15:30 – 16:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Mike Davis, Director Product Marketing, USA

Sicoya: Join us for a session outlining Sicoya’s integrated Silicon Photonics/Electronics technology, and how it can enable new applications and products for datacenter interconnects.  

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Sicoya GmbH

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Wednesday, 09 June, 16:00 – 16:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Scott Jordan, Head of Photonics, Director of Nanoautomation, USA

Pi: A rapid succession of radical new micro-robotic implementations has been brought to market to improve production economics for photonic devices.  As photonic devices enter the mainstream, it is imperative that costs follow a rapid downward curve.  The ultra-precision alignment requirements that recur in multiple test and assembl...

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PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

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Thursday, 10 June, 10:00 – 10:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Merrion Edwards, Director of Market and Technology Development, Optical Fiber and Cable, UK

Corning: The realization of low loss optical fiber in 1970 transformed the world of communications. Over the years that followed optical fiber technology enabled us to talk, share data, and see each other real-time all over the world. But in 2020, our need to connect to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the value an...

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Corning

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Thursday, 10 June, 10:30 – 11:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Kyle Hollasch, Director of Optical Portfolio Marketing; Serge Melle, Director of Product Marketing for IP-optical networks; and Arnold Jansen, Senior Marketing Manager; USA

Nokia: The 400G era brings with it a proliferation of interface types – from 400ZR and ZR+ in router-friendly form factors, to higher performing interfaces such as CFP2 multi-haul and embedded modules delivering 400G at any distance. At Nokia, we call this 400G Everywhere, and it’s poised to transform networks for years to come. B...

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Nokia

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Thursday, 10 June, 11:00 – 11:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Jay Skidmore, VP of 3D Sensing R&D Team, USA

Lumentum: 3D sensing diode lasers are changing the way we interact with technology every day. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and autonomous-driving vehicles are just a few examples of new applications enabled by these technology advances. Lumentum has been at the forefront of the photonics technology for over 30 years. It is a ...

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Lumentum

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Thursday, 10 June, 11:30 – 12:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Matthew Burns, Technical Marketing Manager, USA

Samtec: The road to 224 Gbps channel data rates is filled with twists, turns and fender-rattling potholes. Design concerns ranging from modulation schemes and transmission medium to signal integrity and thermal mitigation abound. In this technology showcase, Samtec will review potential obstacles of 224 Gbps performance while presenting novel...

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Samtec, Inc.

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Thursday, 10 June, 17:00 – 17:30 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Twan Korthorst, Director of Photonic Solutions, USA

Synopsys: Synopsys is accelerating the adoption of photonic and photonic IC technologies with software to design energy efficient, high-performance photonic devices, systems, and integrated circuits. Our Photonic Solutions Platform offers a seamless design flow from concept to manufacturable design, supported by photonics experts. We will giv...

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Synopsys, Inc.

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Thursday, 10 June, 17:30 – 18:00 PDT (UTC-7:00)

Speaker: Alan Gibbemeyer, VP of Global Business Development and Sales and Bob Shine, VP of Marketing and Product Management; USA

Telescent: As optical networks have evolved to higher data rates to handle the astronomical increases in traffic, the percentage of network costs associated with optical components has grown significantly.  For reference, Cisco stated that for 10G networks optics represented about 10% of the total hardware cost of a data center network. ...

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Telescent, Inc.

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