On February 22, NanoQuine held the 8th Photonics Innovation (PI) Seminar at the Institute of Industrial Science. Hiroaki Inoue, Executive Officer and CTO of Oclaro Japan, gave a lecture titled “Photonics Technology for Next Generation Datacom” and Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Associate Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, gave a lecture titled “Heterogeneous Substrate Junction Semiconductor Laser Technology for Inter/Intra Chip Optical Circuits”, respectively. They actively discussed the current situation and future challenges facing data centers, as well as the potential of silicon photonics technology.