Photonics West 2019 Review

SPIE Photonics West is the premier event for the photonics and laser industries.

SPIE Photonics West 2019 was held on February 5-7, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  As we did last year, we had two booths located in both halls.  In the South Hall, we unveiled a new 10' x 20' (3 m x 6 m) booth which was inspired by our brand identity and corporate philosophy.  We had four demos on display that showcased our current and future product offerings:

  • North Hall
    • Alvium – Deep Learning Demo: this demo, developed by Antmicro, connected an Alvium camera to NVIDA’s latest system-on-chip (SoC), the Jetson AGX Xavier.  As the Alvium camera captured images of people walking in the aisle, the deep learning software highlighted if the detected object was a person, bag, cell phone, or other object trained in the convolutional neural network (CNN).  This demo displayed Alvium’s compatibility with the latest SoCs.

    • Goldeye G SWIR TECless – SWIR Microscope Demo: we had a Goldeye G-033 SWIR TECless camera attached to a microscope provided by Omek Optics.  The camera imaged a damaged silicon chip, where at first you could only see the damaged top layer.  However, since you’re able to see through silicon in the SWIR wavelengths, by adjusting the focus of the microscope, viewers could see the underlying circuitry.

  • South Hall
    • Alvium – Dice Counting Demo: we had an Alvium camera running on a NVIDIA Jetson TX2 SoC.  This camera imaged black and white dice on a rotating platform and the program was tasked in counting and tallying the number of pips in each black and white die.

    • Bonito PRO – High-Speed Inspection Demo: in this demo, we focused on the high-speed inspection of PCBs using the Bonito PRO X-2620B NIR.  The demo highlighted high-speed, high definition imaging using the CXP high throughput interface and the Bonito PRO’s multi region of interest (ROI) feature.

A big highlight during the show was our winning of Edmund Optics’ Supplier of the Decade Award.  It was an absolute honor to receive this award as we strive to exceed the expectations of our partners.  Andreas Gerk, CEO of Allied Vision, and Mike Troiano, Senior Director, Worldwide Sales, accepted the award in Edmund Optics’ booth.

Overall, Photonics West 2019 continues to be a great show to exhibit, conduct discussions with attendees and learn about new and upcoming technologies and applications.


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