Why Attend?

Photonics and photonic IC technologies are crucial to support rapidly evolving internet, healthcare, mobility, and security needs. Driven by data communications, photonic ICs are moving rapidly from the laboratory to mainstream and fueling a wave of innovations and product introductions.

Join our Photonic Symposium to hear about the latest developments, application requirements, best practices, and future outlook. 

Who Should Attend?

The first day of the symposium will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the photonic IC landscape, including market analysis, vision of hyper-scalers and chip suppliers, disruptive applications, and future developments. The second day of the event will feature application-based training with Synopsys solutions for implementation, analysis and verification of photonic ICs. 

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Dr. Aart de Geus

Founder, Chairman and co-CEO
Synopsys, Inc.

Robert Blum

Senior Director, New Business and Marketing

Dr. Samir Chaudry

Director, Design Enablement
Tower Semiconductor

Lisa Huff

Senior Principal Analyst, Optical Components

Twan Korthorst

Director, Photonic Solutions
Synopsys, Inc.

Dr. Benjamin Miller

Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Optics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Luis Orbe

Customer Support Coordinator
Synopsys, Inc.

Ed Preisler

Director of Technology Development
Tower Semiconductor

Robert Stone

Technical Sourcing Manager

Aaron Zilkie

CTO Photonics
Rockley Photonics


Pacific Time Zone

8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Message by Aart de Geus

Market Analysis: A Snapshot of the Communications Optical Components Market

Lisa Huff, Senior Principal Analyst, Optical Components, Omdia

Integrated Photonics for Data Center Applications

Robert Stone, Optical Network Engineer, Facebook

High volume integrated Silicon Photonics for next generation LiDAR and other sensing applications

Robert Blum, Senior Director, New Business and Marketing, Intel

Silicon Photonics for Consumer Health Sensing

Aaron Zilkie, CTO Photonics, Rockley Photonics

Leveraging the AIM Photonics platform for new applications in biosensing and biomedical diagnostics

Dr. Benjamin Miller, Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Optics, University of Rochester

Advances in Silicon Photonics Foundry Process Capabilities

Ed Preisler, Director of Technology Development, Tower Semiconductor

Dr. Samir Chaudry, Director of Design Enablement, Tower Semiconductor

Electro/Optical Co-Design: Challenges and Solutions

Twan Korthorst, Director of Photonic Solutions, Synopsys

8:00 – 8:15 AM

Photonic Design Solutions for Data Center Interconnects

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Array Waveguide Grating Design and Simulation in Photonic Device Compiler

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

8:30 – 9:05 AM

Schematic-Driven Layout in OptoCompiler

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

9:05 – 9:30 AM

Electro-Optical Co-Simulation Using OptSim

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Physical Verification in IC Validator

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Characterization Results from Tower Semiconductor's Design

Dr. Luis Orbe, Synopsys

10:00 – 11:30 AM



How Synopsys Is Enabling the Next Generation of Photonic Technologies