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OIDA Workshop on Manufacturing and Building the Supply Chain for Integrated Photonics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

San Diego, California, U.S.A.3 March 2019, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel – Indigo Ballroom. Around the globe, advanced technological capabilities in integrated photonics have been established to address the massive commercial opportunities in communications, sensing and medical devices. The OIDA Workshop at OFC, to be held 3 March in San Diego, Calif., U.S.A., will examine these capabilities, which include component design, fabrication, packaging and testing.Invited speakers will discuss their first-hand experiences in establishing a manufacturing supply chain, the critical challenges they faced along the way and insights on emerging trends. The workshop, moreover, will address the current key realities and issues surrounding establishing a successful supply chain for small companies today. A premier event for leaders in optical communications and networking, the workshop is a unique opportunity for speakers and the audience to strengthen collaborations across the ecosystem and build a more effective manufacturing supply chain. The workshop will be especially suited to providers and would-be providers of integrated photonic manufacturing services and to the users of these services.

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Sofradir elected to Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 novembre 2018

Sofradir, Palaiseau, near Paris, November 13, 2018 – Sofradir, a global leader in developing and manufacturing key classes of advanced infrared (IR) detectors for military, space, scientific and industrial applications, today announces its election to the Board of Stakeholders (BoS) at Photonics21, the European Technology Platform (ETP) representing the European photonics community. The BoS is the main decision-making body of the platform. Sofradir’s appointment is effective as of November 19, 2018. As board member, Sofradir will support Photonics21 BoS’ role in defining and prioritizing the photonics research and innovation roadmaps to be proposed to the European Commission for funding. It will raise awareness of infrared and thermal imaging within the European photonics sector as well as their potential for application in a cross-section of industries.
Sofradir’s representative, Patrick Abraham, private and public partnership manager at Sofradir, was one of 39 candidates elected. He brings close to 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of photonics applications from fiber-optics communication to infrared imaging and in forging strong relationships within the photonics R&D community in Europe. He has experience with H2020 and ECSEL collaborative projects and Private and Public Partnership (PPP) development. His skills include promoting and managing innovation as well as having a clear understanding of academic and industrial needs.”Sofradir is proud of Patrick’s selection to the Photonics21 Board of Stakeholders, where we have no doubt he’ll make a significant contribution,” said David-Billon Lanfrey, chief strategy officer at Sofradir. “Photonics is a key enabling technology across a wide range of industries. It is therefore essential that European players in the private and public sectors actively coordinate efforts on making the European photonics sector strong. Through this it will be capable of harnessing these innovations to bring viable solutions for addressing societal challenges, such as climate change, disease detection and efficient food production in Europe and beyond.”
Mr. Abraham will act as an ambassador for infrared and thermal imaging by raising awareness of this technology within the European photonics community. Stakeholder board members are appointed for four years. Sofradir remains within Work Group 5 for Security, Metrology and Sensors, where it has been a member since 2014.

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Invest in Photonics

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 marzo 2012

Laser Photonics lab

Laser Photonics lab (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bordeaux, France Invest in Photonics (R), a two-day international business partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics VC investment, places photonics investors in pole position for new business opportunities and promotes Europe’s mandate to stimulate development and competitiveness in photonics markets. Photonics is one of five key enabling technologies the European Commission has designated for Europe’s future prosperity.The third biennial event will be held in Bordeaux, France, December 12-13, 2012, and offers an enriched program with emphasis on the three important fast-growth markets for the photonics industry: cleantech, health and consumer products, as well as trends in Asia. By enlarging its scope, the event will also broaden the type and number of companies potentially selected to receive funding. Organizers expect 300 in attendance, more than double the number of delegates present in 2010.
The 2012 event will, for the first time, focus on the Asian market for photonics. In Asia, photonics-based technologies have multiplied in a number of areas, such as information and communication, where an increasing proportion of optical fibre cables are made overseas with China and India becoming major suppliers; and in screen and display, where the production of components has shifted towards Asia. Other developments in photonics energy systems, including the relocation of advanced lighting and laser diode manufacturing to Asia, have been progressing.Attendees at Invest in Photonics will debate the potential of this fast growing area and discuss Asian trends and business practices. Talks will outline the reality of the Asian market, the threats and opportunities and offer the data necessary to build a sustainable growth strategy. At each Invest in Photonics event, a carefully chosen number of companies present an elevator pitch of their projects to a panel of VCs from around the world, which has helped selected companies raise EUR 37 million in funding to date.
Register before July 15, 2012 and VCs, analysts and other industry players can benefit from a significant early bird discount, where tickets will be available at EUR 400 rather than EUR 600. The cost for SMEs attending is EUR 200. For more information, please visit
Invest in Photonics (R) is the only European partnering convention focused exclusively on leading investments in photonics. 2012 will see the third Invest in Photonics, the biennial event where investors are presented with the most innovative, credible and profitable business ventures in photonics. The two-day event creates strategic investment opportunities by bringing together institutional investors and venture capitalists in conjunction with the world’s experts on photonics, industry leaders, analysts, and photonics entrepreneurs in a single venue. Early stage companies seeking seed funding, development and later stage financing can successfully network with qualified international panels of investors and potential partners to further business projects. Featuring recognized speakers from world leading companies, Invest in Photonics’ conferences provide the highest quality data on market trends and engages participants in informational exchanges on photonics developments.
Photonics has become an integral part of daily life. Due to its high enabling power, it has vast application in and continues to revolutionize fields like health, cleantech, lighting and consumer applications. As one of five key enabling technologies the European Commission has designated for Europe’s future prosperity, Invest in Photonics is a strategic program within that technological framework. The event, co-organized by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce, ALPhA (Aquitaine Laser Photonics and Applications) technology cluster and CEA-EA, the largest government-funded technological research organization in France, takes place in Bordeaux, France, host of the Laser Mégajoule and a region recognized as a center for photonics.

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Invest in Photonics(R) 2010

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 aprile 2010

Bordeaux, France, Invest in Photonics(R), a two-day international partnering convention that brings together the world’s experts in photonics and leading investors from Europe and beyond to meet with emerging photonics companies seeking financial support, announced that the participation in the event rose, with new attendees coming from the wider European and North American photonics communities.  The 2010 Invest in Photonics welcomed 125 participants, slightly higher than 2008 figures. C-level directors (CEOs, CFOs, CSOs etc) made up the majority of the visitors (64 per cent), with 42 per cent of attendees coming from the US, Canada and European countries outside France.  The 12 companies selected for the special funding session were seeking potential financing in the range of EUR 30 million. They presented projects covering a wide range of market segments. These included optical transport, medical equipment, and intelligent lighting, an area where the total market for LED (including handheld devices, and vehicular etc.), for example, was USD 5.9 billion in 2009. Event organizers awarded the prize for the “Best of the Convention” to LED Linear, a maker of scalable interior and exterior lighting systems using LED technology, based in Germany, for the originality of its product concept and fit with the market. Presentations from 11 of the world’s leading specialists in photonics, as well as the 5-member panel of investors, all confirmed the international nature of the industry, and that it offers strong growth potential, USD 356 billion in 2008 to USD 493 billion by 2020, according to Michael Lebby, president and CEO of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association. Invest in Photonics(R) was created in 2008 by the ALPhA technology cluster (Aquitaine Laser Photonique et Applications), CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission and the largest government-funded technological research organization in France) and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of facilitating meetings between investors and emerging companies in photonics, addressing business issues in photonics, as well as increasing the visibility of the industry.

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Redfern Integrated Optics

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 giugno 2009

Santa Clara, Calif. and Munich, Germany.  Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. (RIO), the leading supplier of low noise external cavity lasers and subsystems for fiber optic sensing, LIDAR, reflectometry, RF photonics and other applications, today announced several new features becoming available for its ORION(tm) Module platform. RIO will showcase this new product at the Laser World of Photonics 2009 tradeshow in Munich, Germany, in hall B1 – booth 301, June 15-18, 2009. Based on the unprecedented success of the recently introduced ORION(tm) Module  at Photonics West ’09, the tunable module is positioned to provide end users with a new fast frequency tuning functionality, or a direct amplitude modulation functionality in one single compact easy-to-use package. Communication with the module is accomplished via SPI, RS232,or RS485 interface — a set of industry-standard options allowing for reduced development cycle time to the end user. A RIO-supplied Graphical User Interface (GUI) further allows for simple integration into advanced fiber optic sensing systems. Applications that will specifically benefit from the new product enhancements include fiber optic sensing and Brillouin DTSS for Oil & Gas exploration and production monitoring, pipeline and structural health monitoring, LIDAR, and high-resolution metrology. The ORION(tm) Tunable Module is available and shipping now.
About RIO Inc.Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. (RIO) develops and manufactures optical sources and subsystems based on its proprietary planar external cavity laser technology (PLANEX(tm)), which delivers unique price-performance advantages in multiple markets. RIO’s product lines include 1550nm single frequency narrow linewidth lasers and modules with very low noise, unparalleled wavelength stability, low cost, small size, low power dissipation, and Telecom grade lifetime reliability. For more information, please visit

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