French optical expertise to dazzle at ECOC 2012 in Amsterdam

Top Quote UBIFRANCE will host 10 optical-communications specialists on the French Pavilion at the ECOC trade show in Amsterdam (in The Netherlands), which will take place from 17 to 19 September 2012. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 07, 2012 - ECOC is the largest European event of its kind in the field of fibre-optic communications and technology.

    The French Pavilion at ECOC, in Amsterdam, in Holland, has been organised by UBIFRANCE, the French-export support agency, in partnership with Comité National d'Optique et de Photonique (or CNOP, France's national committee for optics and photonics).

    Located in Hall 1, the French Pavilion will cover 108m² and will host 10 exhibitors. From 17 to 19 September of this year, for the 38th time, ECOC promises to be, once again, Europe's key event in the field of fibre-optic communications.

    In 2011, ECOC welcomed delegations from approximately 60 countries, with close to 5,100 visitors and over 310 exhibitors, in such diverse fields as optical components and products as well as optical-communications systems. Together with Germany and China, France is one of only a handful of countries to have a national pavilion at the 2012 trade show.

    France has major assets in the market for optics and photonics, with 250 R&D laboratories and 480 companies generating annual sales of about €3.7 billion and employing 20,000 employees (source: Association Française des Industries de l'Optique et de la Photonique, or AFOP, France's association of manufacturers in optics and photonics).

    The 10 French companies on the Pavilion will exhibit cutting-edge technology in such areas as Fibre to the x (FTTx), internet-protocol television (IPTV), video on demand (VOD), and voice over internet protocol (VoIP). The exhibitors will showcase an extensive range of products and technologies, including those involving photonics, cryptography, optical telecommunications, fibre optics, optical coatings and laser technology.

    The exhibitors on the French Pavilion are listed below; further information is available on request.


    3S PHOTONICS specialises in active components powered by in-house III-V optoelectronic chips. The company also provides foundry services using its epitaxial and wafer-processing expertise.


    VECTRAWAVE designs, develops and markets smart broadband amplifiers, key integrated systems solutions, RFIC, MMIC, SOC, MCM and SiP.


    EGIDE designs, manufactures and sells hermetic packages for the protection and interconnection of several types of electronic and photonic chips.


    KERDRY specialises in thin-layered coating processes.


    KEOPSYS manufactures fibre amplifiers and laser products to be applied in telecommunications and in-situ sensing, as well as in scientific, industrial and military facilities.


    With its origins rooted in the clock-making industry, LA PRECISION has been manufacturing small-size, high-precision components and mechanical sub-assemblies since 1904.


    LABORATOIRE INTERDISCIPLINAIRE CARNOT DE BOURGOGNE (ICB-UB-CNRS) is a multidisciplinary R&D laboratory in the field of optical communications.


    CRYSTAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGY uses an innovative process to exhibit high coefficients of ferroelectric single crystals in both microtechnology and nanotechnology.


    PHOTLINE TECHNOLOGIES supplies optical-modulation solutions, mastering the entire production chain for LiNb03 modulators.


    UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.

    In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies' commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication.

    Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.

    UBIFRANCE is showcasing 10 French companies at the ECOC trade show, which will take place in Amsterdam (in The Netherlands) from 17 to 19 September 2012. The French Pavilion will be at the entrance to Hall 1.

    For further information about ECOC, please go to:

    For further information about Comité National d'Optique et de Photonique (CNOP), please go to:

    For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:

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