• 16:10 – 16:30

Silicon Photonics and its Challenges

Silicon Photonics (SiP) is an upcoming emerging technology that is helping to meet the growing demand of higher bandwidths for Data Centers and AI/ML applications. Just like any other new technology, SiP has its own unique characteristics and challenges. The Industry is working aggressively to resolve these challenges. The potential and key challenges of this SiP technology are discussed in this talk.

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Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti

R&D Engineer


Arjun is an R&D Engineer with Broadcom Inc. He is presently working on Silicon Photonics.

Formerly, Arjun was the SVP of Technology Development (TD) and Design Technology (DT) departments at SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He has been with SilTerra since 2001 and has been instrumental in setting up various technologies at SilTerra.

He has a total experience of 29 years in Semiconductor Foundry and throughout his career has been working in Technology Development.

He has experience in leading various teams to develop technologies from the start and take them through various phases (such as feasibility, prototyping, qualification, risk release and full production ramp). He has worked on various technology nodes starting from 0.6um through 80nm covering High Voltage, Logic, RF, Mixed Signal, BCD, Flash, MEMS, Silicon Photonics and others.

He also experience in leading the Design Technology group to develop key capabilities such as RF modeling, PDK and library development.

Arjun holds a Master’s degree in Microelectronics from Texas A&M University, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics from Sri Venkateswara University, India.

He has been granted 7 US patents and authored various technical publications.

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