Optical Networking and Communication Conference (OFC) 2020

Synopsys has cancelled participation at this show.  Please contact us at photonics@synopsys.com to schedule a demo or request a trial version of our software solutions.


San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
March 8-12, 2020
Synopsys Booth #3029

Exhibition Hours

  • Tues, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed, March 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OFC 2017

Conference Overview

The Optical Networking and Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) is the largest international event for latest advances in telecom and data center optics. The conference includes technical sessions, short courses, workshops, and panel discussions that focus on the newest research and developments as well as the latest applications.

Special Events at OFC 2020

Professional Development Session: Outsmarting your Unconscious Bias

Tuesday, March 11, 2:30 - 3:00 pm
 "The Suzanne R. Nagel Lounge" at the OFC Exhibition Hall #2739

Presented by: Aura Higuera Rodriguez, Technical Account Manager

Join us at "The Suzanne R. Nagel Lounge" at the OFC Exhibition Hall #2739 for this interactive workshop. The OSA Nagel Lounge is a cozy space for networking that offers lots of opportunities for undergrads and young professionals. Everyone is invited to join this talk or any of the other activities at the lounge at no cost.

Synopsys and TowerJazz to Showcase PIC Design Flow with PH18 and PIC Design Suite

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00 – 11:15 am, TowerJazz booth #5514
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 – 11:15 am, Synopsys booth #3029

Synopsys and TowerJazz will demo the world's first open commercial silicon photonics process from TowerJazz, PH18, driven by Synopsys' PIC Design Suite.

OIDA Workshop on Embedded Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centers

Co-located with OFC
Sunday, March 8, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Twan Korthorst, Director, R&D

Session 4: Manufacturing Embedded Photonics

Synopsys Products and Services

Synopsys will demo the following optical datacom and high-speed IP solutions at OFC 2020.

RSoft Photonic Device Tools

The RSoft Photonic Device Tools support the design and simulation of both passive and active photonic devices for optical communications, optoelectronics, and semiconductor manufacturing. The demo will highlight the latest innovations in the tools, such as new features that advance the design of optics used in AR/VR systems, as well as photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and the creation of process design kits (PDKs).


Photonic System Tools
The Photonic System Tools, which include OptSim and ModeSYS, provide a virtual testbed to design data center, long-haul and automotive optical interconnects, aerospace & defense radio-over-fiber systems, sensor systems, time-of-flight and LiDAR systems.


PIC Design Suite
Synopsys is driving the advancement of photonic integrated circuit technologies with its PIC Design Suite, which includes the OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner tools. The demo will show how the PIC Design Suite offers a seamless design flow with photonic-aware physical layout capabilities complemented by support for foundry-specific PDKs.


DesignWare 112G Ethernet PHY IP

See a demonstration of Synopsys’ DesignWare 112 Ethernet PHY IP performance, enabling PAM-4 long reach connectivity in up to 800G high-performance computing and networking SoCs. The IP with leading power, performance, and area is available in advanced FinFET processes, supporting optical, copper cables, and backplane interconnects. 

To Schedule a Meeting

If you are planning to attend OFC and would like to schedule an on-site meeting or product demo with Synopsys, send an e-mail to photonics@synopsys.com or call 626-795-9101.