Roadmap

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Felice Frankel, MIT

Upcoming webinar:


Thursday, December 21 at 11 AM:  Grand Challenges and Key Needs for 2018, Lionel Kimerling, MIT.

Dr. Lionel C. Kimerling will discuss the grand challenges and key needs for commercially viable, high-volume manufacturing of photonic-enabled functionality. 

The drive to continue the performance scaling of commercial electronic systems at the current pace of 1000x/10yr has created a strong demand for converged electronic-photonic systems. This convergence transition consists of four grand challenges: integration, standardization, cross-market platforms and supply chain coordination. Join us to discuss these challenges and the key needs to be fulfilled in 2018 to meet them.

Webinar details below.


The semiconductor industry is in a mature manufacturing phase, exploring the application limits of microelectronics and innovative new designs for the microchip. To move a $350 billion semiconductor industry established for microelectronics towards disruptive new photonics applications requires careful coordination among hundreds of companies and the re-envisioning of a novel supply chain to link them. AIM Photonics Academy's roadmap, in close consultation with these companies, provides the definitive path for establishing manufacturing standards and a worldwide consensus on best practices for industry to adopt.

Close to 1,000 people have participated in the creation of the Roadmap, from 300+ organizations in 17 countries.

Download the 2016 Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap (IPSR), and executive summary and chapter highlights.  For additional information about the Roadmap, visit the IPSR web site.

Roadmap webinars in 2017.

Thursday, June 22:  Packaging

–      Packaging Roadmap Update, Bill Bottoms, 3MTS

–      AIM Photonic Interposer Technology, Doug Coolbaugh, AIM Photonics

Thursday, August 10:  Sensors

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–      Sensor Roadmap Overview, Ben Miller, U of R and Anu Agrawal, MIT

–      Methane Trace-Gas Sensing Enabled by Silicon Photonic Integration, Will Green, IBM

Thursday, August 24: Assembly

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–      Assembly Roadmap Update, Dick Otte, Promex Industries

Below is the schedule of upcoming Roadmap meetings.

Spring 2018 IPSR Meeting: March 26-27, MIT Media Lab

Fall 2018 IPSR Meeting: November 29-30, MIT Samberg Meeting Center

Spring 2019 IPSR Meeting: March 26-27, MIT Samberg Meeting Center