23 May 2022 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Co-packaged Optics for Hyperscale Datacenters
Online Event

With data-centers traffic growing at an unprecedented pace, fueled by advances in AI and Machine Learning, the networking infrastructure must scale in capacity while maintaining or even reduce its total power consumption and footprint. How move forward to the hyperscale data center operations with the introduction of the next generation of a second- generation Co-packaged Optics (CPO)? Definitely it’s the right time to discuss about  CPO 2.0 addressing the user requirements and identifying strategic collaborations.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


Tiger Ninomiya is currently Technology & Innovation Manager at SENKO Advanced Components. He is participating in the MSA and Consortiums. Within COBO, he is currently a chairman of Co-Packaged Optics working group and Associate Director of Board of Director.

Technology & Innovation Manager at Senko Advanced Components

Dr. Tolga Tekin is Manager of Photonic & Plasmonic Systems Group at Fraunhofer IZM. His R&D activities cover heterogeneous integration, photonics interconnects, and optical-wireless networks. He is coordinator of European project H2020-MASSTART.

Group Manager at Fraunhofer IZM

Eric Bernier is the team leader for the HiSilicon Optoelectronic at Huawei Technologies Canada. Eric is responsible for exploring, developing new and innovative photonic components. Through his 20 years career, Eric developed a portfolio of more than 20 granted patents and more than 50 publications. He is known for his record breaking complex Silicon photonic systems. Prior to Huawei, Eric held the position of CTO (VP Technology) at the Canadian Advanced Network.

Leader of Advanced Photonic at Huawei

John Earnhardt serves as Director of Specialty Sales for OFS Fitel, a leading global supplier of optical fibers, cables and assemblies. John holds a bachelor’s degree in geosciences and a master’s degree in mineral economics.

Director of Specialty Sales at OFS

Wilfried Noell (Director R&D, SUSS MicroOptics SA) is responsible for R&D projects, advanced technology, optical designs and special client requests with his dedicated team of scientists and engineers. Before joining SUSS MicroOptics, he was an R&D scientist and process engineer in the industrial x-ray business unit of the COMET AG, Switzerland. From 1994 through 2012, he worked on InP PICs, Silicon Photonics (SiPH), Optical MEMS (MOEMS) and MEMS actuators at TU Darmstadt, IMM Mainz, IMT/Uni Neuchâtel and EPFL, Switzerland, respectively. Since 2021, he is a member of the Swiss NTN Photonics Innovation Board.

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Ivan Nikitski, PhD
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
Technology Expert for Quantum and Integrated Photonics
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Photonics Technology Manager
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