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Felice Frankel, MIT

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 2017 Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap (IPSR), and 2016 executive summary and chapter highlights.  For additional information about the Roadmap, visit the IPSR web site.

Below is the schedule of upcoming Roadmap  and webinar meetings.

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

Spring 2019 IPSR Meeting: March 20-21, Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA

Fall 2019 IPSR Meeting: October 8-9, MIT Samberg Meeting Center


October 18, Highlights of the World Technology Mapping Forum (WTMF), Ton Backx, Eindhoven University

December 13, Webinar:  Grand Challenges and Key Needs, Prof. Lionel Kimerling, MIT

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


Thursday, December 21: Grand Challenges and Key Needs for 2018

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–      Lionel Kimerling, Executive, AIM Photonics Academy