Webinar: Highlights of the World Technology Mapping Forum

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00am



Ton Backx, President 
Institute for Photonic Integration


Date & Time

Thursday, October 18
11:00 a.m. EDT (US) / 17:00 CET (Europe)


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About the World Technology Mapping Forum

Discussions at the World Technology Mapping Forum (WTMF), held June 20-22, 2018 in Enschede, The Netherlands, focused on creating the first global integrated photonics systems roadmap. 
Coupling light technologies (photonics) with electronics is expected to offer paths to next-generation smart devices that are 1000 times faster, process 1000 times more data and use much less energy. As photonic integrated circuits using Indium Phosphide, Gallium Nitride and Silicon Nitride ramp up in a global market, there is an urgent need for the World Technology Mapping Forum.
Technology road mapping is the process of creating a shared vision of the future. Roadmaps guide progress toward that vision. This long-horizon road mapping forum is essential for government, research and industry to identify the crucial technologies and make the necessary strategic investments for decades ahead. It provides a much-needed global discussion of “real-world” needs for specific technologies. Good roadmaps will filter out the most crucial technologies and define some broad metrics that must be achieved over the next 10-15 years to be successful in high-volume products.
The WTMF provides a high-level technical discussion between research and industry leaders on a strictly non-competitive basis. this technology mapping forum adds to the pioneering work they are doing to accelerate this important industry.

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