Consortium for On-Board Optics Presentations


Staff Scientist, SABIC Specialties

Peter Johnson is a Staff Scientist and SABIC, supporting the development of new chemistries and blends in polyetherimide resins . He obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has over 10 years of experience in the plastics industry.


For over 20 years, ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ resins from SABIC Specialties have often been specified in the IR transparent optoelectronic interface and fiber optic connectors. Today, demands for vastly increased bandwidth are posing new engineering challenges for the design and production of highly complex, cost effective components within a shrinking connector footprint.


As light coupling optics move from pluggables to on-board or co-packaged designs, new chemistry and materials are expected to meet the changing application environment.  The impact to design flexibility, material selection requirements, and assembly steps will be presented, along with potential technology solutions from SABIC Specialties designed to address these challenges.