DustPhotonics CEO Meets Techblitz Japan
Our CEO, Ronnen Lovinger, was recently interviewed by Techblitz, a media outlet connecting the world’s startup ecosystem to the Japanese market. The interview discussed silicon photonics technology and DustPhotonics’ role in advancing this technology, the company history, and a peek into our innovative product design.
Here are the key takeaways from the interview:
- The role of silicon photonics technology in miniaturization, cost reduction, and scale-up of optical products.
- DustPhotonics’ background in silicon photonics.
- DustPhotonics’ innovative approach to high-volume production.
Silicon photonics technology
The interview began with DustPhotonics’ CEO, Ronnen Lovinger, defining silicon photonics (SiPh). He explained that in essence, SiPh does for photonics what semiconductor technology has done for electronic devices.
Silicon photonics is becoming an essential technology for the miniaturization, cost reduction and scale-up of optical products. In addition to optical communication, it has a wide range of applications, including healthcare, autonomous vehicles, and high-performance computing.
DustPhotonics’ background in SiPh technology
In 2018, DustPhotonics pivoted from creating optical transceivers to the development and design of silicon photonics components. For the last 5 years, we have been using SiPh to develop optical building blocks such as modulators, detectors and splitters. We have also developed a unique laser coupling technology which results in very low coupling loss.
The first silicon photonics product that DustPhotonics brought to market was a 400 Gbps transmitter chip (TOSA) with 4 channels of 100 Gbps per channel. Two of these chips can be combined into an 800 Gbps transceiver. Our innovative laser integration technology enables us to design a product with a single laser that can drive 4 or 8 channels, resulting in reduced power consumption and cost savings.
DustPhotonics’ innovative approach
Our Low Loss Laser Coupling (L3C) technology relies on standard off-the-shelf components. Our customers are able to scale up to high-volume production in a cost-effective way due to our ability to source standard, off-the-shelf laser components from multiple manufacturers. This approach helps engineers plan products better and avoid supply chain issues.
Currently, our main customers are transceiver companies. We work with leading companies across China, Taiwan, America and Europe.
All in all, it was a great opportunity to discuss SiPh and the role of DustPhotonics within the industry. Check out the full interview to learn more about Ronnen Lovinger and his predictions for the industry.
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