March 7-9, 2023

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Booth #5101


OIF Hosts Largest Ever Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration of the Critical Solutions Accelerating Implementation of Next-Generation Capabilities at OFC 2023; Celebrates 25 Years of Interoperability Work

OIF will host its largest ever demonstration of multi-vendor interoperability at this year’s OFC 2023, March 7-9 in San Diego, CA, featuring four fundamental technology areas – 400ZR optics; Co-Packaging architectures; Common Electrical I/O (CEI) channels; and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations. The work of OIF and its members is critical in accelerating the adoption of technologies enabling the network of today and the future. The interoperability demos will be both live and static at OIF’s booth, #5101.

The live and static interoperable optical networking solutions demo at OFC will feature 34 OIF member companies: ADVA; Alphawave Semi; Amphenol; Astera Labs; Cadence Design Systems, Inc.; Casela Technologies; Ciena; Cisco Systems; Coherent; ColorChip Group; EXFO; InnoLight Technology; Juniper Networks; Keysight Technologies; Lumentum; MACOM Technology Solutions Inc.; Marvell; Microchip Technology Incorporated; Molex; MultiLane, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Nokia; O-Net Communications; Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc.; Quantifi Photonics; Samtec; Senko Advanced Components; Sicoya; Source Photonics; Sumitomo Electric Industries; Synopsys; TE Connectivity; US Conec and Wilder Technologies.


Technology Showcase

Bringing Order to Chaos – OIF

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 3pm-4pm PT – Theater III
Join this dynamic session with Stephen Hardy, editorial director of Lightwave, and a panel of industry analysts and OIF experts as they discuss how OIF has helped bring order to a chaotic marketplace over the past 25 years and debate the challenges ahead for OIF and the optical networking industry.

Attendees will learn:
– How OIF’s member-driven model leverages collaboration and consensus to solve complex industry challenges
– What current and trending challenges are in play

Panelists:
Karl Gass, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Optical Vice Chair
Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO, LightCounting
Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst, Optical Networks and Transport, Heavy Reading
Nathan Tracy, OIF Market Awareness & Education Committee Co-Chair, PLL; Technologist, System Architecture Team and Manager of Industry Standards, TE Connectivity
Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst, 650 Group

Celebration Reception – Wednesday, March 8 – 4pm-5pm PT – OIF booth #5101

Immediately following the Technology Showcase presentation, join OIF at booth #5101 to celebrate OIF’s 25 years!


Show Floor Programs

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 1pm-2pm PT – Theater II
OIF Panel – “Defining 800ZR and 800LR; An OIF Update
Moderator: Karl Gass, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Optical Vice Chair
Panelists: Josef Berger, Associate Vice President, Optical and Copper Connectivity Group, Marvell Technology; Sebastien Gareau, Systems Architect, Ciena; Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst, Network Components at Cignal AI; Tom Williams, Director of Technical Marketing, Cisco Systems

Thursday, March 9, 2023 – 12:15pm-1:15pm PT – Theater II
OIF Panel – “Enabling Next Generation Co-Packaging Solutions”
Moderator: Jeff Hutchins, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Co-Packaging Vice Chair and Board Member; CTO Office, Ranovus
Panelists: Jeff Hutchins; Kenneth Jackson, Product Marketing Director, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA; Yi Tang, Principal Hardware Engineer, Cisco; Nathan Tracy, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair, PLL; Technologist, System Architecture Team and Manager of Industry Standards, TE Connectivity; Richard Ward, Chief Technologist Data Connectivity, Astera Labs


Press Release

OIF Hosts Largest Ever Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration of the Solutions Accelerating Next-Generation Capabilities at OFC 2023; Celebrates 25 Years of Interoperability Work (January 25, 2023)