Speaker - Mario Paniccia

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Mario Paniccia is an Intel Fellow and Director of the Photonic Technology Lab at Intel Corporation. Mario currently directs a research group focused in the area of Silicon Photonics. The team is developing silicon- based photonic building blocks for future use in enterprise and data center communications. Mario has worked in many areas of optical technologies during his career at Intel including optical testing for leading edge microprocessors, optical communications and optical interconnects.

His teams pioneering activities in silicon photonics have led to many firsts such as the first silicon modulator with bandwidth >1GHz (2004) and then the first at 40Gb/s (2007). The first continuous wave Raman silicon laser breakthrough (2005) and together with UCSB, the world’s first "Hybrid Silicon Laser" (2006).

Mario has won numerous awards including in November 2004 Mario being awarded by Scientific American to be one of the top 50 researchers for his teams work in the area of silicon photonics. In October 2008, Dr. Paniccia was named by R&D Magazine as "Scientist of the year" for his teams pioneering research in the area of Silicon Photonics. In 2011 he was awarded "innovator of the year" by EE times ACE award for his teams pioneering efforts in demonstrating the world’s first 50G integrated Silicon photonics link.

He has published numerous papers; including 3 Nature papers, 3 book chapters, and has over 65 patents issued or pending. He is a fellow of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.

Mario earned a B.S. degree in Physics in 1988 from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from Purdue University in 1994.

2 Programs

How Intel Enables Tomorrow’s Cutting-Edge Consumer Tech

09.28.11 | 00:04:30 min | 0 comments

How Intel Started the Consumer Electronics Revolution

09.13.11 | 00:04:11 min | 0 comments