20 February 2012

Kotura stresses role of government initiatives in opto manufacturing at OFC/NFOEC workshop

The future of US optoelectronics manufacturing will be spotlighted during a one-day industry-centric workshop on 5 March at OFC/NFOEC 2012 (Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference) in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), the workshop will bring together key industry and government players with the aim of ensuring that the industry's voice gets heard and has a partner in government. Decision makers from both the government and private sector will be speaking, including Kotura Inc of Monterey Park, CA, USA.

Kotura says that its unique silicon-based technology platform integrates a broad range of optical and optoelectronic functionality to provide application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) silicon photonics solutions for applications ranging from communications to high-speed Ethernet LANs, high-performance computing, as well as optics-based sensing and detection.

“With the escalating end-user demand for bandwidth, coupled with pricing pressures, the industry needs new ideas and new technologies,” believes chief technology officer Mehdi Asghari, who will be speaking at the workshop. “Our manufacturing focus is one of innovation, integration and automation. We believe there is a role for government partnership in these areas,” he adds.

The first part of the workshop will feature talks from public and private companies, academia and the financial community offering their perspectives, followed by technology-focused presentations of relevance to optoelectronic manufacturing. Along with Kotura, speakers include representatives from organizations such as the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Finisar, Infinera, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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