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Job opening at KDPOF: Graduate Test Engineer

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At KDPOF, company dedicated to the R&D and commercialization of high-speed optical communications chips, we are looking for a Graduate Test Engineer. We welcome a self-driven, and motivated Graduate Engineer to join our group to help the team test and develop the next generation of transceivers for optical communications in the automotive sector.

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Job Opening at KDPOF: Automotive Business Development Manager

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Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative high-speed optical networking for harsh environments. Making gigabit communications over fiber optics a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gb/s POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their cost-effective technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). KDPOF has about 50 employees, we are in full expansion due to the development of innovative products in the sector and the creation of a unique factory in Spain. As a result, we are looking for an Automotive Business Development Manager (Graduate).

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KDPOF receives IPCEI investments to build an optoelectronics packaging plant in Spain

This is a translated extract of the article “PERTE Chip o la ambición de situar a España enel mapa de los semiconductores” by Marilés de Pedro for Newsbook, first published on 5 February 2024 in Spanish.

‘It is the most ambitious PERTE of the Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation. Approved in April 2022, the PERTE Chip has a budget of around 12,250 million euros until 2027 and aims to boost the semiconductor sector in Spain. A PERTE, in line with the provisions of the European Chip Law, which came into force last September and which seeks to promote the strategic autonomy of the EU in this critical area. In Spain, the first aid was granted last December to a total of 15 projects, totaling 50 million euros, thanks to the approval last October of the Addendum to the Recovery Plan, which made it possible to mobilize all the resources allocated to Spain from the NextGeneration EU funds …’

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KDPOF at CHIPNATION Congress

We’re delighted to have been part of the first edition of the CHIPNATION Congress, held on 28 November 2023 in Getafe, Spain. It has been a good opportunity to show our automotive optical gigabit connectivity demo to the Spanish industry and experts. Thank you for all the great and inspiring meetings at our stand. In addition, we enjoyed and profited from interesting conference sessions.

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Carlos Pardo is CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF

We’re proud to congratulate our CEO Carlos Pardo for being awarded Entrepreneur 2023. He’s winner of the 13th edition of the Entrepreneur Awards by Asociación/Colegio Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI. On October 20, 2023, he will collect the XIII Entrepreneur Award at the ceremony of the 2023 Association Awards.

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KDPOF presentation at CHIPNATION 2023

We’re excited to present our optical gigabit connectivity technology and chip production plans at CHIPNATION Congress on 28 November 2023 in Getafe, Spain. It’s the first national congress of the Spanish semiconductor industry – Building the future of the European semiconductors industry.

From 13:15 to 14:00, our CEO Carlos Pardo will discuss “IPCEI and the capabilities deployed in Spain” at the round table, together with Jose Capmany, COO of iPronics Programmable Photonics, and Iñigo Artundo, CEO of VLC Photonics (Hitachi Group). Moderator will be Estela Gallego, Advisory Spokesperson, Directorate General for Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
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On 24 November 2023, secpho will organize the virtual conference and exhibition “Hangar 23 Tech Show“. We’re happy to participate with the presentation “Solutions for aerospace optical communications: 100 Mb/s – 10 Gb/s” at 10:10 CET. In addition, we will showcase latest technology highlights in the online exhibition – in a hangar and in an airplane. Read more

Quality Engineer - job opening with KDPOF in Madrid, Spain

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The Quality Engineer is responsible for leading and maintaining all required automotive industry quality compliance procedures. Additionally, the Quality Engineer acts as a liaison with suppliers and customers relating to quality requests and testing processes.

Responsibilities of the Quality Engineer include

  • Assist quality manager to develop, implement and maintain the Quality and Environment Management System.
  • Monitor and assist manufacturing in process control and development. Collect, review, and react to data collected within the manufacturing process per the control plan. Ensure the update and maintenance of the capability studies (SPC data collection). Support continuous improvement efforts.

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Video: Overview on Optical Multi-gigabit Connectivity in Vehicles

In order to fulfil the needs of future connected and automated vehicles, our next-generation automotive Ethernet provides high-speed links up to 100 Gb/s over glass optical fibers (GOF). Instead of various port components, the new solution delivers a single-component, complete automotive multi-gigabit system. The new connector systems are very small, light-weight, and extremely inexpensive compared to the previous ones. With cost-down and consistency in focus, optics, fibers, connectors, and electronics already developed for nGBASE-SR are leveraged. The according IEEE 802.3cz Standard is in the final release phase.

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Optical High-speed Ethernet Demo at VECS 2023 in Sweden

We’re looking forward to presenting our newest automotive Ethernet demo setup over fiber optics at VECSVehicle Electronics and Connected Services – in Gothenburg, Sweden. This year’s theme is: what is next in the autonomous & electric future of transportation? From May 23 to 24, 2023 at stand C04:12 in hall C, Óscar Ciordia and César Esteban will demonstrate how KDPOF’s optical connectivity technology will solve future challenges with in-vehicle networks. The demo setup includes robust, EMC-safe, and low-cost in-vehicle high-speed links with connectors from leading suppliers like MD Elektronik and Yazaki.

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