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We review the progress made in the intimate integration of photonics and electronics, discuss the current state of the art, and discuss the future directions and potential for CMOS-to-photonics integration from a technology and applications perspective.

See article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/24/technology/24wafer.html?ref=business

Speaker Bio:

Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy currently serves as Distinguished Engineer & Director with the Sun Microsystems Microelectronics physical Sciences Center in San Diego. Prior to that he was with AraLight as its President and CTO as part of a Lucent spinout, where he was responsible for leading product design and development for AraLight’s optical interconnect products. He also served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Lucent’s New Venture group, and as a member of technical staff in the Advanced Photonics Research Department of Bell Labs where he investigated methods of integrating optical devices to Silicon VLSI circuits. He received the BS in Engineering (Honors) from the California Institute of Technology, the MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and the Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Krishnamoorthy serves on the technical advisory board for several optical technology start-ups and venture funds, and as a distinguished lecturer for LEOS. He holds 35 US Patents and has contributed 150 technical publications in optoelectronics, 5 book chapters and presented over 45 invited talks at international technical conferences. For his contributions to optoelectronics, and his service to technical societies, the Eta Kappa Nu society named him an Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer in 1999. He was awarded the 2004 International Prize in Optics by the ICO for his technical contributions to optics. He has also won several team awards, including Computerworld’s 2005 Horizon Award for Innovation. Recently, he received the 2006 Chairman’s award for Innovation by Sun Microsystems for his work on optical interconnects.

Official Website: http://sfbayacm.org

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