Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kotura touts importance of government initiatives in optoelectronics manufacturing

MONTEREY PARK, USA: The future of US optoelectronics manufacturing will be spotlighted during a one-day industry-centric workshop at OFC/NFOEC 2012 in Los Angeles on March 5.

Sponsored by the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), this workshop will bring together key industry and government players to ensure the industry's voice gets heard and has a partner in government. Key decision makers from both the government and private sector will be speaking, including silicon photonics innovator Kotura Inc.

A leader in the industry, Kotura designs, manufactures and markets application specific silicon photonics circuits. Their unique silicon-based technology platform integrates a broad range of optical and optoelectronic functionality to provide innovative application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) 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," said Mehdi Asghari, CTO of Kotura, who will be speaking at the workshop at OFC. "Our manufacturing focus is one of innovation, integration and automation. We believe there is a role for government partnership in these areas."

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 will include representatives from such organizations as DARPA, NIST, Finisar, Infinera, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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