AIM Photonics Spring 2018 Meeting
to Mar 27

AIM Photonics Spring 2018 Meeting

  • Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The spring Roadmap meeting is Monday, March 26th through Tuesday, March 27th at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The agenda is below.

2018 Spring Meeting Agenda

If you are a student, postdoctoral associate, speaker at the conference, AIM Photonics Tier 1 industry member or Microphotonics Center board member, register below


If none of the above apply, register here



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Manufacturing Innovation Award as Part of the Inaugural Science + Innovation Awards
9:00 AM09:00

Manufacturing Innovation Award as Part of the Inaugural Science + Innovation Awards

Manufacturing USA is helping to honor the next generation of innovative leaders through partnering with the Creators of the Teen Choice awards in an all new, first-of-its-kind Science + Innovation Awards. We need your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communities through what they make!

The creators of the Teen Choice Awards have partnered with Manufacturing USA to honor rising leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)!

The Science + Innovation Awards are a multi-media, interactive extravaganza where pop culture meets science and technology. Featuring appearances by Hollywood’s biggest sci-fi stars and STEAM celebrities, salutes to the world’s coolest science icons, tech-infused music performances, and awards to outstanding young science innovators, the inaugural Science + Innovation Awards will be streamed live world-wide on April 15, 2018 from Los Angeles.

The future of manufacturing in the United States lies in the hands of next generation scientists, engineers, and manufacturers. By participating in the 2018 Science + Innovation Awards and Carnivale, Manufacturing USA pursues its mission to:

  • Demonstrate to rising leaders how their passions and hard work are shaping the future of the United States

  • Honor those scientists and mentors across the Nation that are actively securing the future of manufacturing through innovation, education, and collaboration

  • Unveil how cool manufacturing really is so folks across America will join the innovation revolution

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The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
to Mar 15

The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
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The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

Come by booth 5516 to learn about the most advanced PIC technology development ecosystem powering the 21st century with integrated photonics.  Explore how to participate and benefit with our PDK, MPW, Project Calls, TAP Facility, Funding Opportunities, and AIM Academy Workforce Programs & Roadmaps.

Enabling your product development from proof of concept to full scale manufacturing.

March 11-15, 2018,   San Diego Convention Center

Attend events AIM Photonics will participate during the Exhibition:

2018 OIDA Workshop on Scalable Integrated Photonics for 5G and IoT - Room 20A, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:30am 

SC267 - Silicon Microphotonics: Technology Elements and the Roadmap to Implementation - Room 28B, Sunday, March 11, 2018  at 1:30 PM

Integrated Photonic Systems Roadmap (IPSR) - Room 22, Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00am

AIM Photonics: Meeting Challenges of the Marketplace and Providing Innovative Solutions - Theater III, Exhibit Hall B2, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:45pm

PIC Workshop OFC 2018 - Room 29ABCD, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:45pm


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FuzeHub Webinar:  Lead The Way With Manufacturing USA
1:00 PM13:00

FuzeHub Webinar: Lead The Way With Manufacturing USA


Connect with people, ideas, and technology that will advance your manufacturing business through the Manufacturing USA institutes. In this webinar, you will hear from representatives of 5 of the Manufacturing USA institutes about how you can leverage their resources to accelerate your competitiveness.

By connecting with the Manufacturing USA institutes and their affiliated resources in New York State, you will position yourself at the cutting edge of advanced technology and innovation. Here’s how:

  • Access opportunities for growth through shared R&D,
    workforce development, and more
  • Learn about new project funding opportunities
  • Gain access to advanced manufacturing facilities, equipment, and expertise
  • Be a part of a national network of manufacturers working together to advance the future of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness

Meet the Presenters:

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SPIE Photonics West
to Feb 1

SPIE Photonics West

AIM Photonics will be participating in SPIE Photonics West—The world's largest photonics technologies event, consisting of three conferences and two world-class exhibitions.

Visit us in Booth #5642

Join thousands of your peers – scientists, engineers, and executives – at the most comprehensive technical conference and exhibition spanning biophotonics for brain research and healthcare, lasers for research and advanced manufacturing, sensors and camera systems, imaging and displays, communications and optoelectronics, plus the core optical components that enable many of today’s consumer products.

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AIM Winter Academy
to Jan 18

AIM Winter Academy

Come to MIT in January for a three-day program with intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, photonic integrated circuit layout, and chip fabrication.

Learn about

  • The benefits of electronic-photonic integration in emerging industry applications
  • Photonic materials properties, device design and photonic integrated circuit performance
  • The AIM Photonics Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) fabrication process
  • The Process Design Kit (PDK) approach for fabrication at AIM Photonics
  • Automated software design tools from vendors who collaborate with the AIM MPW process
  • Manufacturing process variation and guidelines for high-volume chip fabrication

Register Here

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DMC 2017 - Defense Manufacturing Conference
to Dec 7

DMC 2017 - Defense Manufacturing Conference

The DMC is where top government and industry leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts get together to communicate and collaborate on policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest innovations in support of defense manufacturing priorities.

AIM Photonics will be exhibiting with other DoD sponsored MFG USA Institutes.

Please visit AIM Photonics in Booth #542.

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to Nov 17


SEMICON Europa attracts a highly influential audience from every segment and sector of the European microelectronics industries including: semiconductors, LEDs, MEMS, printed/organic/flexible, and other adjacent markets. Exhibitor and attendees meet to enact change and address industry-shaping trends.

AIM Photonics CEO, Dr. Michael Liehr, will present at CEO Forum the latest updates and achievments of the integrated photonics institute.

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New York Nanotech Summit SEMICON West 2017
8:00 AM08:00

New York Nanotech Summit SEMICON West 2017

Wednesday July 12th is New York Nanotech Day at SEMICON West   

Join us for full day of events

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear first-hand how New York State is leading the charge in 21st century nanotechnology-centered innovations.

Hear from AIM Photonics, NY-PEMC, SUNY Poly, NY Economic Development Agencies, and industry leaders IBM, GE, TEL, Cadence, Coventor, Mentor, and more.


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AIM Photonics 2017 Call for Proposals Meeting
to May 25

AIM Photonics 2017 Call for Proposals Meeting

  • Rochester Riverside Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Proposers Meeting Registration

The Proposers day meeting will be held at the Convention Center in Rochester, NY on May 24th -25th. Registration, Agenda, and Accommodation details can be found on AIM Photonics Website at:


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OFC - The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
to Mar 23

OFC - The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition

  • Los Angeles Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

AIM Photonics representatives and members will participate in The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC); the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. Executives, partners, and members will present various keynotes, workshops, papers, and sessions including:

AIM Photonics Technology Summit

Wednesday, March 22, 15:00-18:00 -
Room 503 - Los Angeles Convention Center

Session organized by AIM Photonics

AIM Photonics Exhibiting in booth #3763

Directly across from the Expo Theatre II

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Photonics West 2017
to Feb 2

Photonics West 2017

AIM Photonics representatives and members will participate in the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to hear the latest research and find the latest devices and systems driving technology markets including state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of things, smart manufacturing and “Industry 4.0,” autonomous vehicles, scientific research, communications, displays, and other solutions powered by photonics.

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Defense Manufacturing Conference 2016
to Dec 1

Defense Manufacturing Conference 2016

  • Denver Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

AIM Photonics representatives and members will be exhibiting with other National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes during The Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) 2016 in Denver Colorado.  DMC is the nation’s largest annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of scientists, engineers, managers, technology leaders and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. 

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AIM Photonics Fall 2016 Meeting
to Nov 2

AIM Photonics Fall 2016 Meeting

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-Organized By:
AIM Photonics Institute • The MIT Microphotonics Center • INEMI


MIT Media Lab, E14, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA (Oct. 31-Nov. 1)
MIT Campus, Room 6-104, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA (Nov. 2)

Integrated Photonics Professionals, Faculty, Students
Companies engaged in or entering the Integrated Photonics Marketplace
AIM Photonics Members

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AIM Photonics NESCO
8:00 AM08:00

AIM Photonics NESCO

The AIM Photonics Northeast Supply Conference (NESCO) will be held October 19th in Rochester, NY, in conjunction with Frontiers in Optics technical conference during The Optical Society’s Centennial year celebration. AIM Photonics and its members will also be exhibiting October 19-20 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Participants will gain insights into technology, capital, partnership, workforce development, and collaboration strategies necessary for mutual success throughout the photonics community.

Event details and registration can be found here:


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AIM Photonics 2016 Multi Project Wafer (MPW) Run
5:00 PM17:00

AIM Photonics 2016 Multi Project Wafer (MPW) Run

·5:00pm – DRC-clean Designs Due to MOSIS

AIM Photonics announced the Process Design Kit (PDK) version 0.5 for Integrated Silicon Photonics and 2016 Multi Project Wafer (MPW) availability on August 2. The PDK will enable AIM Photonics members to access leading edge silicon photonics technology to generate their own piece of real estate on the up-coming Multi Project Wafer (MPW) run. We are also taking reservations now for 2017 MPW runs which start on April 1, 2017.

Reservation Deadline:   2 Sept.  2016

Final Design Submission Deadline & MPW Start:   30 Sept.  2016

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to Jul 14

AIM Photonics at SEMICON West 2016

You are invited to visit with the AIM Photonics team during SEMICON West at New York Technology Pavilion Booth #6378.

SEMICON West is the world’s marketplace for microelectronics innovation. The global industry looks to SEMICON West for the most up-to-date information on the tools, technologies, and trends driving the design, manufacture, and business of microelectronics. At SEMICON West, you'll have access to the thought leaders, decision makers, and influencers from up and down the electronics manufacturing supply chain, and the products, solutions, and information you need to see now.

Parties interested in scheduling face to face meeting with AIM Photonics team should contact Frank Tolic:


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to Jun 28

AIM Photonics Technical Meeting and MIT Microphotonics Center Spring 2016 Meeting

You are invited to attend the MIT Microphotonics Center Spring 2016 Meeting and AIM Photonics Technical Meeting The meeting is June 27-28, 2016 on the MIT Campus at the Samberg Conference Center, MIT Building E52, 6th Floor, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.
Please register now, registration is open at
A copy of the preliminary program is attached. Parking and hotel information, registration details and the program are available on the website.

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to Mar 1

Workshop and Leadership Council Meeting

Registration Deadline:  Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Mosher Alumni House
University of California at Santa Barbara
On February 29 and March 1, the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be holding a series of workshops at the University of California at Santa Barbara to enable AIM partners and potential partners to learn more about the AIM Photonics program.  Information on the workshops and a registration link can be found at:

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to Dec 8


  • MIT Media Lab, E14, 6th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

12:30p Registration (Chipman Room, 6-104)

Two expert practitioners give student, faculty and industry participants a basic
understanding of the physics, materials, devices and design methodology of integrated
photonics. Maximum 50/course. Student travel support is available.
1:00p Integrated Silicon Photonics, Jurgen Michel, MIT
2:50p Break
3:10p Photonic Design Automation, Robert Scarmozzino, Synopsys

8:15a Registration and Light Breakfast (E14-674)
8:50a Welcome Richard Grzybowski, MACOM
8:55a Meeting Success Factors Lionel Kimerling, MIT

Official release of the NIST AMTech Manufacturing Roadmap for Integrated Photonics
with supporting contributions from ITRS, OSA and DoD.
Session Chair: Robert Pfahl, iNEMI
PSMC TWG and PEG Reports
9:05a Data Center Emulator: Bob Pfahl, iNEMI
9:10a IoT Emulator: Richard Grzybowski, MACOM
9:15a Platform Cost Modeling: Elsa Olivetti and Randolph Kirchain, MIT
9:25a Monolithic Integration: Lionel C. Kimerling, MIT
9:45a Packaging of Electronic Photonic Systems: Bill Bottoms, 3MTS
10:05a Interconnection: John MacWilliams, Bishop Assoc.
10:25a Assembly and Test: Richard Otte, Promex Industries

10:45a Break

Session Chair: Alan Evans, Corning
11:00a OSA Workshops on Integrated Photonics
Tom Hausken, OSA
11:20a ITRS 2015: Challenges for Integrating Photonics with ICs
Michael Garner, ITRS Outside System Connectivity TWG
11:40a DoD System Needs for Integrated Photonics
Paul Juodawlkis, Lincoln Labs

12-1:30p Attendee Lunch (E14-Winter Garden)
Microphotonics Center Industry Consortium Board Meeting (E14-
Silverman Skyline)

Define the status, next steps and goals for developing the emerging capabilities of
EPDA. Session will continue in the TWG Workshop to follow.
Session Chair: Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano
1:30p Electronic-Photonic Design Automation within AIM Photonics
Michael Watts, AIM Photonics
1:45p A Virtuoso®-enabled EPDA framework
Jonas Fleuckiger, Lumerical
2:00p Photonic Design and Simulation Solutions
Rob Scarmozzino, Synopsys
2:15p Photonic Design and Simulation Solutions
Wim Boegarts, Luceda Photonics – Ghent University
2:30p Design for Manufacturing
Duane Boning, MIT
2:45p Break
3:00p Roadmap Workshop Assignment and Procedures
Bill Bottoms, 3MTS and Robert Pfahl, iNEMI
Roadmap Workshop

  • Monolithic Integration
  • Packaging of Electronic Photonic Systems
  • Interconnection (Connectors, Cable Assemblies and Printed Circuits)
  • Assembly and Test
  • Electronic-Photonic Design Automation
  • Sensors

5:30p Networking Reception

8-9a AIM MCE/KTMA Meeting (E14-Silverman Skyline)
8:15a Registration and Light Breakfast (E14-674)

Leading Users, OEMs and Component Suppliers – define the path for current
and future technology solutions.
Session Chair: Terry Smith, 3M
9:00a Keynote: Silicon Photonics R&D and Manufacturing on 300mm

Frederic Boeuf, ST Microelectronics
9:25a Keynote: Low–operating-energy directly modulated lasers on Si
Shinji Matsuo and Takaaki Kakitsuka, NTT
9:50a Keynote: Cost, COBO and Clouds
Bradley Booth, Microsoft
10:20a Break

10:30a Photonics Systems Manufacturing Roadmap TWG Workshop reports:
Needs, gaps and potential solutions
12:00p Meeting Closing
AIM Photonics
Michael Liehr, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Meeting Summary
Lionel Kimerling, MIT
12:15-1:30p Attendee Lunch (E14-Winter Garden)
12:15-3p AIM Photonics Institute Executive Team Meeting (E14-Silverman Skyline)
1:30-5p Professional Development Sessions: Preparing for Careers in Industry:
facilitated by Bill Lindstaedt, UCSF, with Industry, Faculty and Students –
career, workforce and internship program development. (Chipman Room 6-104)

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to Dec 2

DMC 2015

AIM Photonics will be exhibiting at DMC 2015, the nation’s largest annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of scientists, engineers, managers, technology leaders and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base.

Visit us at Booth #431.

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3:30 PM15:30

Photonic System Packaging Roadmap

Dr. Wilmer R. Bottoms, Third Millenium Test Solutions, Inc.

At the leading edge everything will change to allow high reliability
System in Package products meeting market needs at low cost.

This requires:

  • New design and simulation tools
  • New materials
  • New device designs and architectures
  • New package architectures
  • New network architectures
  • New manufacturing processes


Registration password is mphcmit

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