The European POF industry is clearly the leader in the development of POF technology, applications, and standards. Funded by the European Economic Commission (EEC)'s IST Program, there are two major projects, the first being the POF-ALL project and the second a follow-on program, POF-PLUS. The POF-ALL program started in January 2006 and ran through June 2008 at a total cost of 2.6 million euros, of which the EEC paid 1.8 million euros.
The POF-PLUS project started on January 5, 2008, with a duration of 36 months. The first year's results were delivered on June 9, 2009, in a report D-MAN-3.3 "Public Report on POF-PLUS First Year Results."
Members of the POF-ALL and POF-PLUS consortium include:
- • Institute Superiore Mario Bella (ISMB) (Project Manager)
- • Politechnico Di Torino
- • Luceat S.p.A.
- • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits
- • POFAC
- • Firecomms Ltd.
- • Diemont GmbH
- • Eindhoven University of Technology
- • Universitat Duisberg-Essen
- • Siemens
- • Teleconnect GmbH
- • ST Microelectronics
- • Rossetta-IP
- • France Telecom
- • Telecom Italia
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