To recognise and highlight key industry achievements in advancing photonic integration through platform development, manufacturing, design, packaging and device characterisation, PIC International conference is proud to host its 4th PIC Awards programme.

With nominations and voting taking place online and presentations made at the PIC International 2020 conference on the evening of March 31st in Brussels, the awards put the spotlight on innovation.

The awards programme is dedicated to celebrating leading lights in the industry.

Best achievement in PIC development

This category celebrates the efforts of foundry service providers, fabless companies, equipment manufacturers, and packaging and test centers enabling the future production of Photonic Integrated Circuits, PIC-enabled products, enabling innovative applications to the field on photonic integration.

Best achievement in PIC platform

This award recognizes advances in the development and application of key materials systems driving today’s photonic integrated circuits and providing a stepping stone to future devices.

Best new PIC-enabled product or achievement in optical-fibered modules

This category celebrates the efforts by companies bringing PICs in applications where PICs are connected to fiber optics, such as in transceivers-modules, tunable lasers, high speed photodiodes.

Best new PIC-enabled product or achievement in non-optical-fibered modules

This category celebrated the efforts by companies bringing to PICs to different markets, where the PIC is not connected to a single or array of optical fibers, this could be in applications such as sensing, consumer electronics, environmental monitoring, AR/VR, medical.

PIC Individual contributor award

Individual contributor to pics and pic technologies either academic, industrial, commercial, or governmental, either by demonstrated results, designs, publications, prototypes, product, patents, policies, etc.

PIC Lifetime achievement award

The name of this category is self-explanatory. Previous winners: Meint Smit (2017), Roel Baets (2018), Martin Schell (2020).