IEEE/CPMT Dinner Meeting, in the Santa Clara Valley:
"Convergence Challenges of Photonics with Electronics"
-- Dr. Edward Palen, PalenSolutions Optoelectronic Packaging Consulting
Presentation Slides: "Planar Lightwave Integrated Circuits For Optical Interfaces, Signal Distribution, and Sensing" (200 kB PDF)
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Seated dinner served at 6:30
($25 if reserved before October 7; $30 after & at door;
Presentation (no cost) at 7:30.
$25 -- Register & prepay for dinner in one step from your PayPal account or Credit/Debit Card!
Ramada Inn1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale, (800) 888-3899 -- see map.
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communication advantages of higher bandwidth, lower
latency, and lower power consumption predestine photonics to be
integrated with electronic integrated circuits. Convergant solutions
are challenged by low cost requirements and CMOS compatibility.
Cost requirements are 2 to 3 orders of magnitude lower than that of
telecom and datacom photonic device configurations. Solutions that
integrate photonics functionality with CMOS processing have yet to
be widely explored. This presentation will address the challenges
for convergence solutions, review state-of-the-art advances and
predict future trends.
- Speaker Biography:
Dr. Edward Palen, P.E., specializes in creating solutions for the design, prototyping, qualification and manufacturing of optoelectronic and microelectronic devices through his business, PalenSolutions Optoelectronic Packaging Consulting. Services include packaging solutions for lower cost devices, component integration solutions, materials choices, process development, design-for-manufacturability, and generating configurations for integration of photonics with electronics, CMOS processing and assembly processing.
Prior to this Edward was Director of Advanced Process Development at Teledyne Optoelectronics for outsource manufacturing and product development for telecommunications markets. He was a lead materials and process problem solver for Mil-Sat payloads and satellite solar arrays at TRW Space & Electronics Group. At GM Hughes Electronics he was responsible for M&P troubleshooting in the business units of electro-optical data systems, satellites, radar, missiles, HRL and power products. Edward has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and a B.Sc. in Chem. Eng. from University College London, England. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and consults with companies globally.
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