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Overview of the Integrated Photonics Chapter of the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap

2020-08-06 - 2020-08-06
11:00 AM EDT
Webinar - Online
Denise Manning – d.manning@ieee.org
Dr. Bill Bottoms and Prof. Amr Helmy

The Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) includes twenty-two technical working groups that span a wide range of topics within the heterogeneous integration effort. This talk will focus on the progress and scope of the Photonics technical working group. Also in this talk we shall overview some of the highlights of the technical working group presentations in the annual symposium. Those address photonic issues  pertinent to high performance computing, optical interconnects for electronic chips as well as data centre applications. For example power consumption and thermal management challenges were highlighted as key challenges to be addressed in the near future and will be included  in this talk.

The first volume photonics application was for telephony beginning with under-sea cables. By the 1980s it dominated that segment. Since then photons have been entering new applications and getting closer to the integrated circuits. Today we collaborate with almost all other HIR technical working groups as well as other organizations worldwide where innovation for new applications and improved performance for photonics takes place. Part 2 discusses collaborations in place today and imagines how this might progress in the future to accelerate the pace of progress.


Dr. Bill Bottoms received his Ph.D. from Tulane University and joined the faculty at Princeton Unviersity after graduation. He has worked in venture capital and was involved in founding several Companies including Tessera and Microwlectronics Packaging. He has served as Chairman and CEO of several companies both public and private. He currently serves as:

  • Emeritus member of the Board of Tulane University
  • Chairman of the SEMI Awards Committee
  • Chairman of Fluence Analytics
  • Member of the Board of MIT's Microelectronics Center
  • Chairman of 3MTS
  • Co-Chair of the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap

Amr S Helmy is a Professor of Photonics at the University of Toronto, Canada.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. After, he joined Agilent labs in the UK working for the semiconductor product group. He now leads a group in Photonics at the University of Toronto. He represents the IEEE Photonics Society within the IEEE Quantum Initiative and is Co-Chair of the HIR also representing the Photonics Society

Download HIR Chapter 9 Integrated Photonics

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