Voting has now closed for the PIC Awards 2019.

Thank you to everyone who voted, the response from the industry has been fantastic with thousands of you taking part.

Your winners have been picked and will be announced on 26 March 2019 after the first day of PIC International Conference.

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Best achievement in PIC development

Continuous forefront position in bringing Silicon Photonics into high volume manufacturing.


Ciena's Silicon Photonics development for WaveLogic coherent modems


Lumentum, InP and Silicon Photonics data transceivers.

Intel Corporation

400G Silicon Photonics Transceiver product line.


VCSEL array in 3D sensing for Face ID in consumer mobile applications.

VLC Photonics

Outstanding contribution to creation and support of the ecosystem for fabless PIC development.

Best achievement in PIC platform

TAVI Platform

Rockley Photonics

Launching of a high-performance, scalable laser for use in sensing, 3D imaging and other applications that demand high-volume manufacturing.

Lightwave Logic

Development of 100GHz polymer based PICs.

Teem Photonics

Development of ion exchange waveguides in passive pics, used among other applications in passively Q-switched UV lasers.

EFFECT Photonics

Demonstration of automatic wavelength tuning capability between InP-PIC based transceivers


A Portfolio of Metro Packet-Optical Solutions based on InP-PICs.

Intel Corporation

400G Silicon Photonics Transceiver platform.


Outstanding effort in bringing InP PIC platform for data centers and optical networks.

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

Outstanding effort in commercializing InP-PICs driven FBG interrogator.


Sicoya, 100G/400G transceiver pilot line.

PHIX Photonics Assembly

Vision in creating a volume production centre for PIC-based modules.

Acacia Communications

Acacia’s new AC1200 Coherent Module.


100G optical transmission PIC enabled solutions over distances of two to 2,000 kilometers.

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

Achievement in the field of 3D sensing in the consumer electronics market.


Work in the development of PIC-driven portable laboratories.


Outstanding work leading the penetration of Photonic Integrated Circuits in the Biotech sector.

H-2020 Project CARDIS

An EU funded project, with the goal of early stage cardiovascular disease detection using Silicon Photonics.


Achievement in the field of 3D sensing in the consumer electronics market.

PIC Individual contributor award
Peter O'Brien

Tyndall National Institute

Graham Reed

University of Southampton

Peter De Dobbelaere


PIC Lifetime achievement award
Mike Wale

TU Eindhoven, ex-Oclaro

Lionel Kimerling

AIM Photonics Academy

Beck Mason


Martin Schell

Fraunhofer HHI

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