22 July 2020, 11:00 - 12:00
OSA Virtual Event -
Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)
Moderated by Arlene Smith, Chair
In normal times, the market for industrial optics and photonics spans a broad range of applications, which makes it especially challenging to characterize in a pandemic-induced global recession. Consider the new boundary conditions. First, a broken supply chain may delay sales for both new and existing opportunities. Then, the demand from end-user sectors will expand or shrink in the spiraling economic aftermath. Suppliers may face large surpluses or deep shortages of specific products, varying from market to market. This webinar will briefly characterize the market as it is today, and provide some insight into the short- and long-term path for the market for industrial optics, including opportunities. The session will include time for discussion and Q&A.
Tom Hausken is a Senior Industry Advisor for OSA. He most recently served as the principal and director at Strategies Unlimited in Mountain View, where he led market research for a variety of optical and electronic components. Prior to this position, Hausken worked as a program manager for OIDA, a technology policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an optoelectronics researcher with Philips and Alcatel Alsthom Research, and a lab manager at Texas Instruments. Hausken received his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his BS in electrical engineering from Montana State University.