1st Executive Forum on Silicon Photonics

Yole Events

Shenzhen, China

Silicon photonics, beyond the tipping point!

The first Yole Développement and CIOE forum on silicon photonics

Yole Développement is proud to collaborate with the China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) to organize an all-new Executive Forum on Silicon Photonics. It will take place on September 4, 2019 in Shenzhen, alongside the 21th CIOE.

Silicon photonics is an exciting technology, leveraging semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure to combine different photonic functionalities on the same chip. Compared with other photonic ICs, silicon photonics will have the highest compound annual growth rate of 44.5%, mostly for Data Centre Interconnects (DCI). The market’s value will grow from around $0.45B in 2018, equating to 1.3M units, to around $4B in 2024, equating to 23.5M units. DCI from metro to long haul/subsea is the largest market, with coherent telecom and sensors being a minute part. 5G is coming and could involve large volumes in the future as well.

Join us to discuss the bright future!

Key reasons to be here!

  • A half-day dedicated to Silicon Photonics
  • 7+ high level presentations
  • Unique access to leading players and experts
  • Networking time to discuss with your peers

Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange with key players !


Executive Forum on Silicon Photonics: early bird prices until August 9, 2019

Standard Rate: 195€ – Early bird rate: 160€

Additional discounted rates available if you register to more than 1 forum organized by Yole Développement and CIOE :

  • 2 Forums Standard Rate: 285€ – Early bird rate: 235€
  • 3 Forums Standard Rate: 415€ – Early bird rate: 345€
  • 4 Forums Standard Rate: 545€ – Early bird rate: 465€

Registration avaialble!

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Sponsorship opportunities available

Sponsoring the Executive Forum on Silicon Photonics is a prime opportunity to put your company in front of more than 80 of the key industry players and decision makers of the industry. The forum is the single-meeting event in China exclusively dedicated to Silicon Photonics, where you will be able to meet and talk with key players. Find more details here.

Program draft


  • Eric Mounier - Yole Développement

    Eric Mounier

    Fellow Analyst, Photonics, Sensing and Display, Yole Développement

  • Richard Zhang Intel

    Richard Zhang

    Technical Sales Specialist for the Silicon Photonics Products Division for Intel

  • Sven Otte - Sicoya

    Sven Otte

    CEO, Sicoya

  • Ashkan Seyedi - HPE

    Ashkan Seyedi

    Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Romain Fraux System Plus Consulting_circle_color

    Romain Fraux

    CEO at System Plus Consulting

  • ARigny HeadShot_circle

    Arnaud Rigny

    Teem Photonics

  • Zhiping James Zhou - Pekin University

    Zhiping (James) Zhou

    Professor at Peking University

  • Alain Deply - Soitec

    Alain Delpy

    Business Development Manager Photonics and Imager at Soitec


STAr Technologies

STAr Technologies, established in August of 2000, is specialized in semiconductor test solutions and our expertise extends to silicon photonics on-wafer solutions, prober system, parametric electrical test (E-test), wafer-level and package-level reliability (WLR & PLR), mixed signal automatic test equipment (ATE), parametric/reliability/wafer sort probe cards, load boards and consumables etc.

Founded and supported by industry veterans and technologists, Singapore-based CompoundTek combines world-class commercial foundry with leading silicon photonics (SiPh) research institutes to provide cutting-edge SiPh technologies that enhance foundry services capabilities. The company’s in-depth know-how includes end-to-end technologies – from proprietary fabrication process expertise to product design support with strategic partners and extended services for end-product manufacturing.


Yole Développement

Yole Développement (Yole) has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, corporate finance services, reverse engineering and costing services and well as IP and patent analysis. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Group of Companies has expanded to include more than 80 collaborators worldwide covering MEMS and image sensors, Compound Semiconductors, RF Electronics, Solid-state lighting, Displays, Software, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics, Batteries & Energy Management and Memory.

Yole, along with its partners System Plus Consulting, PISEO, Knowmade and Blumorpho, support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to grow their business. More information on www.yole.fr. Follow Yole on LinkedIn and Twitter.


CIOE (China International Optoelectronic Exposition) is the world’s largest exhibition in optoelectronic industry. It is the first as well as the most influential optoelectronic exhibition in China. The event is an annual gathering for the global optoelectronic professionals to gather around to network with business partners and discover the future trends. CIOE presents an entire optoelectronic industry chain. It is a meeting place where you could meet the people from every corner of optoelectronics fields including optical communications, lasers, semiconductors, infrared Imaging, precision optics, and photonics.