23 October 2023 / 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on LIDARs on Chips
Online Event

LiDARs on Chips meeting focuses on the challenges of building LiDAR sensors on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). LiDAR technology has become a critical component for various applications, including robotics, industrial automation, and autonomous vehicles. LiDAR systems use lasers to measure distances and create detailed 3D maps of the surrounding environment. By integrating LiDAR sensors onto PICs, companies can create smaller, more efficient, and more cost-effective LiDAR systems that can be used in a range of applications. The event features presentations and discussions from leading experts in the field, including researchers, engineers, and business leaders. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest advances in LiDAR chip technology, emerging applications, and industry challenges. Additionally, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity for professionals to connect and collaborate, exchange ideas and best practices, and build networks within the industry. The LiDARs on Chips meeting is an ideal forum for companies seeking to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving field.


15:00 – 15:10 Opening by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC

15:10 – 15:40 Marelli Automotive Lighting & CEA-LetiTinker : Enabling 3D Integration and Advanced Packaging for next Lidar Generation for Autonomous Vehicle Driving – Frédéric Chave, Director Business Development and Product Management ADAS, Grille & Smart Corner and  Thierry Mourier, Integration and Assembly Engineer
15:40 – 15:55 Viavi Solutions  – Filter Advancements for Automotive Sensing – Scott Rowlands, Senior Product Line Manager, Automotive Sensing 
15:55 – 16:10 Ommatidia Lidar – Grégory Pandraud, VP Research
16:10 – 16:25 VoxelSensors – Ward van der Tempel, Co-Founder & CTO
16:25 – 16:40 OutsightRaul Bravo, President and Founder
16:40 – 16:55 DeepLightFrequency-agile Photonic Integrated Lasers for Coherent Ranging – Andrey Voloshin, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
16:55 – 17:10 VPIphotonics – Chris Maloney, Managing Director of US Operations & Director of Business Development

17:10 – 17:15 Closing by Ivan Nikitski, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC

Director Business Development and Product Management ADAS, Grille & Smart Corner at Marelli Automotive Lighting

I’m working in CEA LETI and semiconductor R&D activities for 35 years. I started with lithography before being assignee at STmicroelectronics in Crolles for Back end of line R&D. Coming back in LETI, I installed the 300mm Pilot line for 3D integration and developed the first 3D integrations using TSV. I moved 4 years ago on the Packaging for photonics laboratory to take in charge the development on flip chip technologies.

Integration and Assembly Engineer at CEA-Leti

Scott Rowlands is a Senior Product Line Manager at Viavi Solutions with over 25 years of experience in optical technologies and is currently responsible for managing sensing, and light shaping component product lines for the automotive market.

Senior Product Line Manager, Automotive Sensing at Viavi Solutions

Ward van der Tempel is a co-founder and CTO at VoxelSensors.
Ward invented Switching Pixels® Active Event Sensor (SPAES) technology. He previously created 3D ToF technology used in consumer and automotive devices.

Co-Founder & CTO at VoxelSensors

Raul Bravo is the creator and President of Outsight, the company that built the first LiDAR Software Processor. He holds an MBA degree from the College des Ingénieurs (Paris, France) in addition to being a UPC Telecom Engineer from Barcelona, Spain.
He has built multiple start-ups from the ground up over the course of his 20-year career as an entrepreneur, including one that he took all the way to an IPO (initial public offering).
In the course of his careers as an engineer and an entrepreneur, he has submitted 57 patent applications and garnered 39 awards, including being named one of the Top 10 Innovators Under the Age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review.
As a speaker, he has delivered keynote presentations at over 40 of the most important LiDAR, autonomous driving, and robotics conferences held all over the world.

President and Founder at Outsight

Andrey Voloshin, an expert in semiconductors and integrated photonics, developed one of the first chip-scale optical frequency combs and is a co-founder of Deeplight.ai bringing frequency-agile lasers to industrial applications.

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at DeepLight
Managing Director of US Operations & Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
Ivan Nikitski, PhD
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