Northeast Forum: Integrated Photonics - Driving Next Generation Semiconductor Business Opportunities

SEMI Northeast Chapter presents:
Integrated Photonics – Driving Next Generation Semiconductor Business Opportunities

Thursday, October 12, 2017
SUNY Polytechnic/CNSE, Albany, NY 12203

Member: $55 
Non-Member: $75 
Prices increase after October 5

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Integrated photonics allow designers and manufacturers to put thousands of photonic components (such as lasers, detectors, waveguides, modulators, electronic controls, and optical interconnects) together on a single chip, allowing capabilities that were not previously possible.  Photonics is used in a wide range of applications including: telecommunications, laser based radar, Datacom, sensing, and many others.  It currently powers the Internet as we know it today, provides significant reduction in size, weight, and power while dramatically improving performance and reliability.
Our speakers and panel of experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges in pursuing this emerging technology, the implications of increased data transfer, the unmet needs, and the supply chain scale up required to make it happen.

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Sponsored by

10:00am Registration  
10:30am Welcome and Introductions
Cristina Chu, Director, Business Development and Sales Operations, TEL / NEXX Systems
Chair, SEMI Northeast Committee
Frank Tolic, Chief Marketing Officer, AIM Photonics; SEMI Northeast Committee

Ed White, Corporate Outreach, SUNY Polytechnic Institute; Chairman, National Photonics Initiative 
AIM Photonics - Standing-up the AIM Test, Assembly and Optical Packaging Facility​

  Dr. Michael Watts, President & CEO, Analog Photonics; Associate Professor, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Silicon Photonics: Challenges and Opportunities​
11:35am Roundtable Discussion


  Shane Pudvah, Sales Engineer
  Ajey Jacob, Principle Member Technical Staff, Office of CTO
  Loucas Tsakalakos, Manager, Photonics Laboratory
GE Global Research
  Peter Goetz, Research Engineer
Naval Research Lab
 Networking Luncheon
 Tour of CNSE facilities
Contact to participate

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please contact  To participate in the CNSE tour, please contact   Attendees can access a SEMI Preferred Rate at the Hampton Inn/Albany on Western Ave.   Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.