Boudewijn Docter has announced his resignation as president and director of Effect Photonics, the optical-transceiver company he co-founded in 2009. “Although the adventure is far from over, I feel that the team is ready to guide the company through the next cycle of growth. For me, this is a natural time to hand over my daily activities in the management team to my colleague Roberto Marcoccia and his team,” Docter writes in a post on Linkedin. He adds that he’ll take up “a new challenge elsewhere,” although he’ll “continue to represent Effect Photonics in the Dutch photonics ecosystem.”
Effect Photonics develops and markets optical transceivers for 5G and data center applications, which require more and more bandwidth. Integrated photonics technology can do this is at a significantly lower energy cost. Effect Photonics’ products are based on a single InP-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC), featuring dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) functionality, which increases capacity, and tunable lasers, which enable automatic channel tuning.