OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Reduce Cost, Power and Latency with Open Eye MSA based Optical Connectivity

26 August 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

This webinar is targeted for Data Center, Enterprise and Telecom network architects. Presenters will overview the benefits of the Open Eye MSA approach enabling low cost, low power and low latency optical modules for 200Gbps and 400Gbps connectivity deployments.

  • Open Eye MSA overview
  • Optics value proposition (low power / low latency / low cost)
  • Benefits of OpenEye solution
  • Single mode optics solutions
  • Multimode optics solutions
  • Test solution

This webinar is a two part series - click to view more information about the second webinar.


Sponsored By:



Brad Booth, Principal Hardware Engineer, Microsoft

Brad Booth is a distinguished leader in technology development and standardization. He is a Principal Hardware Engineer in Microsoft’s Next Cloud System Architecture Group where he leads the development of next generation optical connectivity solutions for Microsoft’s Cloud and AI datacenters. Previously, Brad has held technology strategist and engineering positions at Dell, Intel and Bell-Northern Research. The holder of over 20 patents related to networking technologies, he has also received awards for his contributions to industry consortia and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards.


Mark Kimber, Principal Product Definition Specialist, Semtech

Mark Kimber is the Principal Product Definition Specialist at Semtech Corporation. Mark received the BE (Elect) degree from the University of Queensland in 1984.  Since then he has worked on research and product development at GEC Hirst Research Centre, STC Laboratories, Bell Northern Research, Nortel, Bookham, Gennum and Semtech. Mark currently works on product definition for Semtech products and is a contributor to various standards groups.




Greg Le Cheminant, Measurement Applications Specialist, Digital Communications Analysis, Internet Infrastructure Solutions, Keysight

Greg Le Cheminant is a Measurement Applications Specialist and Strategic Planner for digital communications analysis products in the Internet Infrastructure Solutions Group.  He is responsible for development of new measurement applications and products for the group’s optical communications test products.  He represents Keysight on several industry standards committees.

Greg's experience at Keysight/Agilent/Hewlett-Packard began in 1985 with five years in manufacturing engineering, and the remainder in various technical marketing positions. He is a contributing author to four textbooks on high-speed digital communications and has written numerous technical articles on test related topics.  Greg earned BSEET and MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University.



Yung Son, CTO and CMO, Optomind

Yung invented and developed very unique optical engine platform based on self-aligned optical assembly at Optomind. Currently he is doing technical marketing as well. Optomind is a global leader in advanced active optical cable (AOC) solution including DSP-free 400G PAM4 SR products. Yung holds over 40 patents related to optical interconnects. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from KAIST.





Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High Performance Analog, MACOM (MSA Chair)

Marek Tlalka is the Senior Director of Marketing for High Performance Analog at MACOM. Prior to joining MACOM, Marek worked at Mindspeed Technologies, Luxtera, Conexant, Applied Digital Access and GTE Communications Systems. Marek has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field covering areas such as Engineering, Product Management, Marketing and Sales. Marek received his BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology and his MBA from San Diego State University.




Michael Xin, VP of Sales and Marketing, CIG

Michael Xin is a VP of Sales and Marketing at CIG USA, responsible for North America Market for CIG’s Photonics Business Unit. Prior to CIG, Michael was a Director of Corporate Business Development at Oclaro, Inc. responsible for corporate strategy and M&A. He came to Oclaro through the Opnext acquisition in 2012.

Michael holds a PhD and a M. Phil in applied physics from Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University, MS in space physics from University of Alaska, Fairbanks and BS in applied physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.


The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.