“The EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications at Sony was a great experience, all the attendees felt the energy of the EPIC team and the spirit of collaboration. I met many interesting people with whom I have already started to talk about potential business.”

Andy Seo, Sr. Product Line Manager at Lumentum

EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications at SONY, Stuttgart, Germany

Due to their stability, small size, temperature stability, simplicity and low cost of manufacturing and testing, VCSELs are becoming the dominant light source technology in volume applications. With the arrival of VCSELs to consumer markets the new era of semiconductor laser applications has arrived: we can find now VCSELs in smartphones, laptops, drones, robots, and cars enabling new functionalities such as: proximity sensing; high resolution (4K or Retina resolutions), fast frame-rate, and 3D video; remote powering of sensors optically (while simultaneously transmitting data); LIDAR, illumination, night vision, aerospace, and line-of-sight communication links, using high power VCSELs arrays; chip scale atomic clocks (CSAC); indoor positioning systems; and many more.

The EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications brought together companies driving the abovementioned applications together with the full value chain of VCSELs including: OEMs, integrators, device manufacturers, epi houses, foundries, equipment and material suppliers.

The meeting was hosted by Sony and sponsored by PIXAPP, PASSION and JePPIX.

“The EPIC Meeting on VCSELs Technology and Applications was my first EPIC event and it was a stunning experience! I have never witnessed such a motivating and inspiring networking event before. I have made many promising new contacts about VCSEL technology to boost our optoelectronics business!”

Björn Hoffmann, Manager Optoelectronics & Innovation at RoodMicrotec