Big tech companies would do wise to follow developments in photonics closely – Interview with Dan Holladay, BRIDG

Dan Holladay

Big tech companies would do wise to follow developments in photonics closely – Interview with Dan Holladay, BRIDG

Dan Holladay is executive director of operations and technology programs at BRIDG, an open innovation platform for the semiconductor industry based in the US. Last year he signed a partnership with PhotonDelta in Eindhoven to exchange knowledge, skills and talent in photonics and semiconductor technology.

Holladay has great hope for photonics to bring the world into the ‘terabit era’ when sensors will be infinitely cheaper and higher resolution than they are now. “Think Star Trek or the Jetsons,” he says. “It’s going to be real science fiction.”

On the 26th of September Dan Holladay will speak at the Photonics Integration Conference at High Tech Campus Eindhoven about how innovation platforms can help scale up manufacturing in photonics.

How is photonics going to change technology?
“Photonics will produce new sensor technologies that are needed to enable breakthroughs in fields like robotics, health care, autonomous systems like driverless cars, and food quality. Once photonics devices are integrated and apps are written around them, that’s what’s really going to grow the Internet of Things.” Continue reading “Big tech companies would do wise to follow developments in photonics closely – Interview with Dan Holladay, BRIDG”

There’s a ‘light on a chip’ revolution coming and Europe is in the lead

Demand for bandwidth is exploding

It’s tough being a data center these days. Demand for bandwidth is exploding. Every second, two households are connected to the Internet, and the amount of data doubles for each connection every 18 months. In 2016, over a billion smartphones will be sold worldwide, and each device needs access to a data center.

Silicon Valley, we have a problem. Continue reading “There’s a ‘light on a chip’ revolution coming and Europe is in the lead”

Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

Photonic IC Market

Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Photonic IC Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2022,” the market was valued at US$0.19 bn in 2013, and is expected to reach US$1.3 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading “Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022”

Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide

Dr. Lebby

Dr. Lebby: Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that Dr. Michael Lebby, one of the foremost opinion leaders in the photonics industry and board member of the Company addressed industry executives both at the PIC (Photonic Integrated Circuit) conference in Eindhoven, South of the Netherlands on September 23, 2015, and the data center symposium at ECOC organized by Phoxtrot – the European funded consortium on data centers in Valencia, Spain on  September 29, 2015. Continue reading “Polymer Photonics to Challenge Incumbent Indium Phosphide”

Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead

Dr. Lebby

On September 23rd, High Tech Campus Eindhoven was the host to over 100 leading photonics integration specialists from 12 countries. They met to take stock of the story so-far and discuss the next expansion phases for an industry that’s becoming the backbone technology of today’s Internet. Light has replaced copper as datacenters ramp up to cope with bandwidth demands when global sales exceed 1 billion smartphones a year.

Integrated photonics will scaleup
Today, ICT is responsible for about 4% of the world energy consumption. Recent studies indicate a rise to 8% by 2025. The steadily rising cost of energy and the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions raises important questions. What role can ICT play in general, and optical technologies in particular? Continue reading “Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead”

Preparing the next phase of exponential growth for photonics

We have entered a new phase of integrated photonics development. Light has long since left the lamp and has entered a new rapid business creation phase. A lot of credit goes to visionaries at Eindhoven University of Technology for their pioneering research and business vision on how to scale this. Jonathan Marks has an engaging conversation with Richard Visser on what’s been achieved so far – and the exciting business opportunities to be discussed at the conference. Continue reading “Preparing the next phase of exponential growth for photonics”

“PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation

Michael Lebby

“PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation

Semiconductors that emit, detect, and manage light have evolved to become a mature photonics technology for advanced products today that range from laser based systems such as DVD and Blu-ray consumer products to high performing solar cell systems that power satellites and remote solar farms, and to the communications engines inside huge datacentres that power the internet. Continue reading ““PIC: the next generation IC…”, Presented by Michael Lebby, OneChip Photonics Corporation”

Why Europe cares about the exponential success of Photonics

The recently launched Juncker Investment Package by the European Commission means €315 billion over the next three years will be set aside to establish strategic innovation hubs to boost Europe’s future growth. The re-industrialization of the European economy has become a major priority. There’s now a clear focus of funds on technologies that generate business. Continue reading “Why Europe cares about the exponential success of Photonics”