OIF and EPIC sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the photonics industry
- Publié le mercredi 8 avril 2020 08:00
OIF and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) signed a collaboration agreement on the first week of March 2020 to strengthen the photonics industry on an international level, bringing together members and knowledge to better serve the industry.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing took place the first week of March. The collaboration between OIF and EPIC is focused on cooperative activities involving industry endorsement of standards and technology roadmaps.
Driving the standards in electro-optical digital communication
The partnership will encourage cooperation between the members, including participation at events, writing joint articles, collaboration on information exchange and promotion, and advisory mandates to develop an efficient and sustainable industry. Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO of EPIC, said: “Having OIF on board as a partner brings the opportunity to EPIC members, to form global alliances with the companies driving the standards in electro-optical digital communication. The main goal of this cooperation is to facilitate the communication between different parts of the value chain towards building a coherent optical platform compatible with the 112-Gbps standard for serial electrical links, that is currently being developed by OIF.”
Implementing agreements and standards for optical networking technologies
“The collaboration with EPIC and its members helps us promote the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements for optical networking products, network processing elements and component technologies,” said Nathan Tracy, President of OIF, and Technologist at TE Connectivity. “For this, we need end-users, service providers, equipment vendors, and technology providers to work together using worldwide standards. The huge network of EPIC will support this mission.”
OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done. Building on 20 years of effecting forward change in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 100+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF at @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at http://www.oiforum.com.
The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), a membership-led non-profit industry association with over 500 members that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics. Its members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, PV solar energy, Silicon photonics, Optical components, Lasers, Sensors, Displays, Projectors, Optic fiber, and other photonic related technologies. EPIC fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC works closely with related industries, universities, and public authorities to build a more competitive photonics industrial sector, capable of both economic and technological growth in a highly competitive world-wide marketplace. www.epic-assoc.com
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