Dan is joined by Dr. Thomas Mader, Tom is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenLight, a newly formed independent company by investments from Synopsys and Juniper Networks. Dr. Mader’s experience spans 27 years across the photonics and consumer electronics industries. Prior to the formation of OpenLight, he led the same team within… Read More
Dan is joined by Dr. Xavier Rottenberg, who has been at IMEC Leuven since 2000, where he contributes to research in the field of RF, RF-MEMS, photonics and microsystems modelling integration.
Dan explores some of the unique imaging technology being developed at IMEC. Manufacturing methods to implement large sensors cost effectively… Read More
Dan is joined by Paul Hedges, CEO and co-founder of graphene and 2D materials specialists, Applied Nanolayers. Paul explains how wafer-scale integration of materials like graphene can be accomplished, unlocking new “more than Moore” applications such as biosensing and photonics. The applications Paul describes… Read More
Dan is joined by Dr. Anthony J. Yu, vice president of the Computing and Wired Infrastructure (CWI) Business Unit at GlobalFoundries (GF), where he is responsible for providing differentiated photonic manufacturing services and solutions to clients across multiple industries. Prior to being named VP of CWI, Dr. Yu was vice… Read More
The new coronavirus outbreak or COVID-19 outbreak, as it is now officially called, continues to dominate the news again this week as currently there is no end forecast to the outbreak, and infection numbers continue to rise. This will have an impact on semiconductor supplies in the coming months and into Q2 as the necessary restrictions… Read More
In the past, I’ve focused my annual predictions on electronics – ICs and EDA – but recently I’ve turned my focus to photonics, so my 2020 predictions are primarily in this area.
Historically, photonics has been the Gallium Arsenide of technologies; it was, is and always will be the technology of the future. Analysts have forever … Read More
On November 13, Cadence held its annual Photonics Summit. Cadence has been hosting this event for several years with the intention of advancing the photonics industry. With this event, Cadence has been a catalyst in furthering photonic product development. It’s quite remarkable that Cadence hosts such an event in a field where… Read More
LIDAR is a controversial topic, with even Elon Musk weighing in on whether it will ever be feasible for use in self driving cars. His contention is that the sensors will remain too expensive and potentially be unreliable because of their mechanical complexity. However, each of the sensors available for autonomous driving have … Read More
As a preferred carrier to data or energy, photonics technology is becoming broad and diverse. In IC design, silicon-photonics technology has been the enabler of new capabilities and has revolutionized many applications as Moore’s-based scaling started to experience a slowdown. It acts as new on-chip inductor in HPC design … Read More
Hello, my name is Daniel Nenni and I am a semiconductor conference addict. I just can’t seem to get enough. The semiconductor ecosystem is very wide now and moves so quickly it is nearly impossible to keep up without constant conference attendance. As a SemiWiki contributor not only do I get free conference passes, I get access to … Read More