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    Spring 2017 meeting at MIT will bring together educators, students and manufacturing representatives to develop strategies.

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    AIM Photonics Institute, the MIT Microphotonics Center and iNEMI co-host the Spring meeting on the Integrated Photonics System Roadmap [IPSR], Tuesday through Thursday, March 28-30, 2017, at MIT.

    Session topics include Silicon Photonics and Moore’s Law; Human-Machine Interfaces; Automated Design and Workforce Skills. There will be luncheon meetings of the IPSR board and the Microphotonics Center Consortium. IPSR Technical Working Groups [TWGs] will meet Tuesday and report on Wednesday.

    “Now is an exciting time for the technology transition from integrated electronics to integrated photonics. Winners and losers will be sorted out. Gaps in the technology supply chain exist in the systems that will benefit most from integrated photonics,” notes Prof. Lionel Kimerling, Executive Director of AIM Photonics Academy, who also is Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and Director of the Microphotonics Center. “Speakers at the spring Roadmap meeting represent their companies’ visions for the supply chain, and anticipated solutions in the areas of test, assembly, and packaging. The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap (IPSR) represents a consortium of 254 organizations.” The goal is to develop strategies through 2025.

    Meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday will take place at Samberg Conference Center, Building E52, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass. The third day of the March meeting will address ways small- and medium-sized businesses with latent competencies in electronics and photonics can add value to the supply chain.

    AIM Academy is working closely with government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education Program, the National Institute of Standard and Technology’s local and national Manufacturing Extension Partnerships, as well as state officials and legislators.

    The AIM Photonics Institute, formally the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, includes the MIT-based AIM Photonics Academy, which focuses on workforce development and education.

    The IPSR Spring 2017 meeting is by invitation only. For more information, contact Julie Diop, Program Manager, AIM Photonics Academy, at 617-715-5775 or email,


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