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29 July 2020

OIDA Member Companies to Showcase Latest Technologies in All-Virtual Presentations

Nine International Companies to Participate in Three-Day Program

WASHINGTON – The OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) will host the first all-virtual Technology Showcase for member companies to present their latest innovations in optics and photonics and solutions to global challenges, 18 – 20 August 2020.

Over the course of the three-day virtual event, nine companies will each have 15 minutes to demonstrate their technologies to a worldwide audience and engage with attendees in breakout rooms for networking and in-depth conversations. The showcase and networking are free and open to the public.

“OIDA is pleased to offer an opportunity for our member companies to introduce their new tools, instruments and systems to a virtual audience,” said Simin Cai, OIDA Council Chair and President and CEO, Go!Foton, USA. “The presentations are intended to encourage awareness and exchange of information to further advance these technologies in the marketplace. This is a trial effort to serve companies impacted by restrictions with onsite exhibitions due to the covid-19 pandemic.”

The technical presentations include positioning equipment for automated optical device manufacturing, meeting the challenges in spectral testing of photonic integrated circuits, extended contact translation stage technology and more. Attendees can register at no cost for all or individual presentations and networking sessions.

The following nine companies are participating in showcase presentations with subject matter experts:

Tuesday, 18 August, 11:00 – 13:00 EDT

  • Aerotech, Inc., USA
  • Corning Optical Communications, USA
  • DenseLight Semiconductors, Singapore

Wednesday, 19 August, 11:00 – 13:00 EDT

  • EXFO, Canada
  • Intivac Thin Film, USA
  • LightPath Technologies, USA

Thursday, 20 August, 11:00 – 13:00 EDT

  • MPB Communications, Canada
  • Optiwave, Canada
  • Optosigma, USA

Following the showcase, companies will host separate breakout rooms for networking. 

About OIDA

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA), a division of The Optical Society (OSA), was founded in 1991. OIDA serves and represents organizations engaged in the business of optics and photonics - from start-ups to Fortune 500s. In support of its member companies, OIDA promotes and protects the business of optics and photonics in driving innovation, creating jobs, and accelerating growth in the U.S. and around the world. OIDA provides exclusive roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.

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