The Optical Society (OSA) announced that the Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group from Intel Corporation is the winner of the 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award. The group is acclaimed for “12+ years of innovation in the research and development of a revolutionary 4x25G silicon photonics, fully integrated, optical transceiver that is designed to help change the way data centers are architected.” The project was started and is led by Mario Paniccia, Intel Fellow and general manager of the Silicon Photonics Solutions Group. The group will accept the award during the plenary session at OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), taking place 19-23 October 2014 in Tucson, Arizona (US).
Intel Corporation created the Silicon Photonics Solutions Group in 2012 to bring silicon-based optical devices into production. Since its inception, the group has achieved a number of milestones, which include creating a silicon-based optical data interconnect with integrated lasers and the electrically driven Hybrid Silicon Laser.
The Silicon Photonics Solutions Group team includes: Andrew Alduino, optical architect; Assia Barkai, process engineer; Yoel Chetrit, process engineer; Rami Cohen, process engineer; Femi Dosunmu, component design engineer; John Heck, process engineer; Richard Jones, principal engineer and optical architect; Yimin Kang, component design engineer; Ling Liao, engineering manager; Ansheng Liu, principal engineer and optical architect; Hai-Feng Liu, system architect; David Nelson, principal engineer, integrated circuit (IC) design; Mario Paniccia, Intel Fellow and general manager; Haisheng Rong, manager of photonics lab; Kevin Sullivan, director of product development; and Matt Sysak, product development lead.
The Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award was established by OSA in 1989 and has since been bestowed on dozens of outstanding researchers and engineers. Named in remembrance of Paul F. Forman, whose approach admirably exemplified team accomplishments, this team award recognises technical achievements such as product engineering, process, software and patent development, as well as contributions to society such as engineering education, publication and management and furthering public appreciation of optical engineering.