This panel discussion will engage panelists and audience on a vibrant conversation. The focus will be the need for hybrid integration addressing the volume production of 3D and 2.5 integrated electronic and photonic integrated circuits based on Silicon Photonics, III-V, polymer, LiNb and/or Silicon Nitride. Let’s discuss with the audience the ambitions of current roadmaps. Is there a the need for a hybrid PIC foundry collaborative effort? If so, how do we organize it?
Jose Pozo is member of the Executive Board of Optica (former OSA) as the Chief Technology Officer, since 1 March 2022. Originally from Spain, Jose Pozo has spent more than 25 years working in photonics. He earned a PhD in quantum physics from the University of Bristol, UK, and an M.Sc. and B.Eng. in telecom engineering from UPNA, Spain / VUB, Belgium. Prior to joining EPIC in 2015 as CTO, Jose was a Senior Photonics Technology Consultant with PNO Consultants, with some of the main accounts such as CERN, Thales or TE Connectivity. He has worked at TNO, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he contributed to the early development of EFFECT Photonics.
Cem Bonfil is the product manager of Optoelectronics at Optiwave. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a minor in mathematics. He currently holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Since his graduation, Cem authored multiple papers on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Cem started working at Optiwave in January 2015. He currently manages the development of Optiwave's OptiSPICE product. In addition, he is in working on integrating Optiwave's products into PIC design and fabrication ecosystem by collaborating with industry and academia.
Corrado Sciancalepore, Ph.D., is a Technical Marketing Manager within the Specialty-SOI Business Unit at Soitec. He received the M.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in optical and electrical engineering from the École Centrale de Lyon, France, in 2012. From 2013 until 2020, he was with the CEA-LETI, based in Grenoble, France, as a permanent researcher in Silicon Photonics within the optics and photonics division. In 2020, he was hired by SOITEC, based in Bernin, France. Dr. Sciancalepore is the author of more than 110 journal articles and international conference proceedings on cutting-edge silicon photonics circuits, III-V optoelectronics, and VCSEL photonics.
Mark is the Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President Engineering, and Co-Founder of Ayar Labs. Prior to founding Ayar Labs, he led the group that designed the optics in the world's first processor to communicate using light. He holds a PhD from University of Colorado.
Presently, Michael is driving new frontiers in the integrated photonics field as: CEO and Board Director, Lightwave Logic Inc. Michael is also part-time full Professor and Chair of optoelectronics at Glyndwr University in Wales, UK where he contributes to the European Commission’s programs and pilot lines in integrated photonics. Michael has been involved in photonics for his whole career which began with research for the UK Government R&D labs in 1977, and continued at AT&T Bell Labs in 1984. At that time, Michael’s activities included researching novel optoelectronic devices in III-V compound semiconductors. Michael then went to Motorola’s Corporate R&D labs in 1989 and drove the VCSEL based technology platform to product and high volume manufacturing. He continued his fiber optics roles at AMP/TE Connectivity, and then helped initiate Intel’s silicon photonics work in 1999. In 2001, he founded his own company Ignis Optics to develop OC-48/192 transceivers and subsequently sold the company to Bookham (now Oclaro). Michael then led OIDA (Optoelectronics Industry Development Association) in Washington DC to campaign on behalf of the photonics industry. At OIDA Michael coined the term ‘green photonics’ and established this as discipline in the industry. Michael also spoke on Capitol Hill representing the optoelectronics industry. Since 2010, Michael has been focusing on bringing PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) based technologies to market in various roles that include Solar, LED lighting, and Integrated Photonics for fiber communications. Michael is pursuing high speed polymer based integrated photonics as part of a polymer PIC platform at Lightwave Logic Inc.
Dr. Suresh Venkatesan is currently the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of POET Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining POET Technologies in 2015, Dr. Venkatesan was SVP and CTO at GlobalFoundries, where he grew the 28nm business from zero to $2B, and set the foundation for its 14nm technology strategy. His 20+ years of semiconductor experience included many director of technology development and foundry roles within Freescale and Motorola. While at Motorola, he received three High Impact Technology awards and was inducted into the Scientific Advisory Board Associates (SABA). At Freescale, he was nominated as a Freescale Fellow. In 2017, he received the Outstanding Alumni award from Purdue University’s Electrical Engineering department for his contributions to the field of Semiconductor Technology. Dr. Venkatesan holds over 50 U.S. patents, and has co-authored over 50 technical papers. He has a Bachelor’s of Technology in Electrical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (1987), and an MSEE (1988) and PhD (1992), both from Purdue University.
Sylvie Menezo is CEO of SCINTIL Photonics, which she co-founded in November 2018 after being Laureate of the ILAB French contest from BPIfrance. SCINTIL exploits a disruptive photonic integrated circuit technology developed at CEA-Leti, in the domains of optical communications and sensing applications. Before founding SCINTIL, Menezo managed the Silicon Photonics Lab (2012-2014) and the Business Development activities in integrated photonics (2014-2017) at CEA-Leti (Grenoble). She previously worked at NZAT (Boston, USA), Alcatel (Marcoussis, France), and at Sercel-Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (Nantes France and Houston USA), managing product development teams or product lines. Since 2021, Menezo is at the board of ePIXfab, a European not-for-profit open alliance of academic and industrial organizations with a mission to promote silicon photonics science, technology and applications. Sylvie Menezo holds an Engineering degree from INSA Lyon (1997), a Ph.D from Centre National d’Etude des Télécommunications (1999, Bagneux) and a Part Time Executive MBA from Audencia Nantes (2007).