Episode 18 of the Cisco Optics Podcast is now posted! See beneath for episode notes.
Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 18
Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 18. Silicon photonics defined, with Ron Horan. Half 4 of 5.
Silicon photonics was a buzzword within the optics analysis group for years earlier than it lastly grew to become a actuality. Cisco acknowledged it as not solely a scorching know-how, however one that might ship actual worth. Therefore three key acquisitions on this house, together with Luxtera which Cisco acquired in 2019. In Episode 18, we proceed a dialog with Ron Horan, Senior Director of Product Administration, who joined Cisco through the Luxtera acquisition. On this episode we get into the business’s response to silicon photonics.
– Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Supervisor
Ron attended The College of Texas at San Antonio for each his bachelor’s and grasp’s levels. His Grasp’s thesis matter entitled “Artificial Imaginative and prescient Touchdown Aids System” was patented as the primary GPS-based plane touchdown help. From 1994 to 1999, whereas at Compaq, he earned 15 patent awards. In 2001, he joined Broadcom Company the place he managed Area Purposes Engineering for the Compute Section staff, ran Program Administration within the Networking BU, and was a Sr. Director of Gross sales and Strategic Account Supervisor masking the Hewlett Packard worldwide account. In 2011 Ron moved to Luxtera the place he labored as Vice President of Gross sales earlier than transferring into the position as Vice President of Advertising and marketing. Luxtera was ultimately acquired by Cisco in 2019 the place Ron now runs Product Administration for the Cisco Shopper Optics Group.
Hearken to Episode 18
2:34 Early business view of silicon photonics
4:31 Business-wide adoption of silicon photonics
5:44 Increased speeds
7:50 Limitations of EML (electro-absorption modulated laser)
9:02 Shifting away from entrance panel pluggable
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