WASHINGTON - Leading global companies will describe the latest developments and achievements in optics and photonics at the 2nd Virtual OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) Technology Showcase, 1 - 3 December 2020, beginning at 10:00 EST. The three-day program will feature 29 companies in a format comprised of six technology themes - Instrumentation and Metrology, Imaging and Microscopy, Fiber Optics and Communication, Services, Precision Optics and Components and Precision Sources.
Participating companies, OIDA members, will present their products to a global audience and engage with attendees in virtual networking rooms for demos and Q&A discussion. Industry experts will introduce new problem-solving tools and materials such as continuously variable filters, high performance fiber optic components and assemblies, 3D imaging systems and more. Event registration is free and open to the public.
"The response for the first technology showcase was so overwhelmingly positive that more companies expressed interest in participating in the next program," said Simin Cai, OIDA Council Chair and President and CEO, Go!Foton, USA. "As companies embrace new engagement strategies in a virtual environment, they recognize this format allows for substantive presentations and networking opportunities to support their business objectives. Attendees will also benefit by having direct access to industry leaders who will share the latest innovations and trends in the marketplace."
The 29 participating companies include II-VI, CMC Microsystems, Delta Optical Thin Film, Hamamatsu, Inrad Optics, Ligentec, Santec, Schott Advanced Optics, Source Photonics and TRUMPF. Each company will describe technologies and products intended to address industrial application challenges in a 15-minute presentation. Virtual networking rooms will be open throughout the program for in-depth discussions. Media sponsors for the 2nd Virtual OIDA Technology Showcase are Electro Optics, Fibre Systems and Lightwave.
The 1st virtual technology showcase held 18 - 20 August 2020 featured nine participating companies and drew 700 registrants from 33 countries. Recordings of the presentations can be viewed here.
OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA), a division of The Optical Society (OSA), was founded in 1991. OIDA serves and represents organizations engaged in the business of optics and photonics - from start-ups to Fortune 500s. In support of its member companies, OIDA promotes and protects the business of optics and photonics in driving innovation, creating jobs, and accelerating growth in the U.S. and around the world. OIDA provides exclusive roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.