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DesignCon 2023

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm PST

DesignCon is the premier high-speed communications and system design conference and exposition, offering industry-critical engineering education in the heart of electronics innovation — Silicon Valley.

Join Ayar Labs for a special session:

Photonics Future: Vision, Challenges, and the Path to Infinity & Beyond! Matt Sysak, VP of laser engineering, Ayar Labs, will participate in a panel moderated by Ansys, joined by panelists from Cisco, GlobalFoundries, Intel, and NVIDIA on Thursday, February 2, 4:00  – 5:15 PM PST.

Description: The explosion in volume and consumption of data, fueled by industry trends in virtualization, networking, and computing, among others, is pushing photonic solutions forward into leading positions. Faced with bandwidth- and power-hungry applications, the semiconductor industry is diversifying investments from the traditional Moore’s Law lithography-based solutions into optical interconnect technologies. The whole ecosystem needs to evolve as designers race to come up with the next generation of highly integrated photonic solutions pushing computing to the edge and bringing optics on-board and on-chip with the ASIC. As a result, leading design automation tool providers and foundries are seeing more demand for a comprehensive design and manufacturing ecosystem that enables high-volume production of these leading-edge photonic technologies.

This panel will host a discussion on what foundries can do for designers today, the challenges, the vision, and what is being done to scale up. Is photonics moving in with electronics? Why now and how? What is getting in the way of enabling the next generation of photonic solutions? What needs to take place in the ecosystem to enable photonics on a large scale? How are foundries supporting photonic designers today and the design challenges of tomorrow?


January 31 @ 8:00 am PST
February 2 @ 5:00 pm PST


Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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(408) 748-7000
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