IPSR Spring 2017 Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Status 2017 and Strategies for 2025

The Integrated Photonics System Roadmap


Co-organized by:

AIM Photonics Institute • The MIT Microphotonics Center • iNEMI

Samberg Conference Center, E52, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

For Integrated Photonics Professionals, Academics, Students, AIM Photonics Membership



Registration is required, and is now open. Register now.


Rooms are available at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Kendall Square, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.  The discounted rate is $279, plus tax, per night. It is listed as the AIM Photonics Road Map Conference Room Block. You may reserve your room by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 no later than Thursday, 3/10, to receive the discounted rate for the room. Or, you can use this reservation link to make online reservations. (If you are a Marriott Rewards member, you can have your account number added to your reservation.) 



Tuesday, March 28

Session 1: Manufacturing Industry Dynamics
  • Wall Street report
  • Photonics in the Electronics Supply Chain: volatility and opportunity
  • 2025 Platform Potential for InP
  • Silicon Photonics and ‘Moore’s Law’
Session 2: Augmented Reality
  • AR Hardware-Software Convergence: trends and challenges
  • Human-Machine Interfaces: industrial and consumer applications
  • LIDAR for Logistics
  • Integrated Photonics for Driver Assisted Transportation
Lunch and IPSR and MphC Consortium Board Meetings
Session 3:  Revenue Accelerators
  • Data Center Architecture and Components: Networks, Systems and Boards
  • RF Optical Signal Processors
  • Chemical Sensor Integration for Sensitivity and Selectivity
  • Optical Packaging: functionality/cost solutions by heterogeneous integration
  • Automated Design: a standard gateway to reducing time to market
Session 4: IPSR Workshop (IPSR 2016 distributed to all Attendees)
  • Breakout meetings of the IPSR Technical Working Groups and Product Emulator Groups with the AIM MCE/KTMA teams.
Networking Reception and Poster Session

Wednesday, March 29

Session 5: Board-Level Optical Interconnection
  • System Requirements
  • Chip, Package, Substrate, Waveguide and Connector Solutions
  • Technology Supply Chain Gaps and Challenges
  • Roadmap for Embedded Integrated Photonic Components
Session 6: Design Automation
  • Bridging the Electronics-Photonics Design Infrastructure Gap
  • Five Technology Nodes: Design 2017 vs. Design 2035
  • The AIM Design Center and MPW Gateway
Session 7: System Solutions for Optical Packaging
  • Wafer-Level Packaging Trends
  • Simplification of the Interconnection Hierarchy
  • Packaging Foundries: Europe, Asia and the US
Session 8: Panel Discussion by AIM Industrial Members
  • Evaluation of integrated photonics supply chain preparedness
Session 9: Integrated Photonics Roadmap
Roadmap Workshop Report Back
  • IPSR TWG/PEG updates
  • Workforce Roadmap: skills

Thursday, March 30

Morning Session: Latent Competencies in Integrated Photonics
  • Translating Skill Sets from Fiber and Lenses to Integrated Photonics
  • Education Needs and Resources: 2017-2035
  • The NIST-MEP Program and Regional Practice Facilities
  • Community College Networks 
  • Apprenticeships and Credentialing PIC Manufacturing Skills
Afternoon Session: Building Value with OEM-SME Partnerships
  • Internships: Student and Professional Exchange
  • State and Local Government Incentives and Infrastructure
  • SME Commercial Engagement in Integrated Photonics Supply Chain
  • OEM Panel: Can Local Supply Chains Accelerate Technology Transitions?