Scott Jordan has led the development of the photonics business of the globally active PI Group for the past five years. He lives in Silicon Valley and has been with PI for more than 20 years; he was active as director of NanoAutomation technologies and made a decisive contribution to continued technological development of the company. As a physicist with an MBA in Finance/NewVentures, Scott is well known in the community for his passion and engagement.
The mainstreaming of silicon photonics is settled. With applications as diverse as LIDAR, quantum computing, wearables and of course data-center connectivity, our industry is broad, robust, and confronting a steep scaling ramp. This means two things: First, diversity shields us from 2002’s single point of market failure. As presented two years ago, the ramp is massive. Yet it comes when supply chains are strained, resources are scarce, environmental concerns are intensifying and geopolitical tensions are increasing. Thus, the second impact: We must embrace a paradigm of doing more with less. We discuss approaches and solutions proven to yield agility and compress timescales stretched by availability constraints.