A JakajimaTV interview with Gerrit Muller. This interview gives a glimpse of his vision on System Architecture / System Engineering.
Photonics is a specific set of technologies with many real world applications. Users operate these applications using various systems that in turn deploy a wide variety of technologies.
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A tight integration of electrical and optical functions opens a path to the realization of novel devices for a wide range of applications according to Bert Jan Offrein.
Continue reading “Chip- and system-level opto-electronic integration trends, by Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Research”
Visible light chip rules the waves
Measurements are essential to the production process in many industries. Take the food industry, for example, in which pathogens and other substances that do not belong in food must be identified and removed in time to avoid possible food scandals. Or consider farming, for which light, air, water and fertiliser must be combined in the correct proportions to produce an optimal harvest. Just think of the possibilities if a sensor technology could be developed that is not only extremely compact but can also perform various complex measurements simultaneously and real-time and on-site. Continue reading “Visible light chip rules the waves”
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”
Richard Visser is CEO of SMART Photonics, a young, dynamic company founded in 2012 with twin locations, one at the TU/e Campus, as well as on High Tech Campus Eindhoven. He explained why he believes we’ve reached a new tipping point with photonics. Continue reading “From electronics to photonics – why light is the key enabler for so many emerging technologies”
In the optical communications markets, demand for 40G transceivers is now “ramping up hard” as data centers deploy 40GbE (Ethernet), particularly as a high-density 10G interface via breakout cables. Also, 40G QSFP (quad small form factor pluggable) demand growth over single-mode fiber is the consequence of large shipments … Continue reading “Optical comms market set for 100G surge in 2016”