A tight integration of electrical and optical functions opens a path to the realization of novel devices for a wide range of applications according to Bert Jan Offrein.
Continue reading “Chip- and system-level opto-electronic integration trends, by Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Research”
On September 23rd, High Tech Campus Eindhoven was the host to over 100 leading photonics integration specialists from 12 countries. They met to take stock of the story so-far and discuss the next expansion phases for an industry that’s becoming the backbone technology of today’s Internet. Light has replaced copper as datacenters ramp up to cope with bandwidth demands when global sales exceed 1 billion smartphones a year.
Integrated photonics will scaleup
Today, ICT is responsible for about 4% of the world energy consumption. Recent studies indicate a rise to 8% by 2025. The steadily rising cost of energy and the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions raises important questions. What role can ICT play in general, and optical technologies in particular? Continue reading “Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead”
From the aerodynamics of aircraft wings to micro-vibrations in the high-tech industry: a wide range of industries have a pressing need for extremely accurate measurement systems. Technobis, based in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, develops just such measurement systems. Thanks to Integrated Photonics Technology, their measurement accuracy and reliability has increased considerably. It is now possible to take measurements just 50 nanoseconds apart, 400,000 times faster than a hummingbird’s wings, which flap 50 times per second. Continue reading “30,000 Times More Accurate Measurements Thanks to Integrated Photonics”
We all love watching the latest House of Cards on our cellphones or tablets, navigating the streets of Barcelona while listening to music through our apps – preferably without any delays or hiccups. With all this new, mobile technology in our hands, our thirst for fast connections and lots of data has grown exponentially. But data technology is reaching its limits. What we need is nothing short of a revolutionary innovation that is able to deal with more data at the speed of light. Continue reading “Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips”
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will host a special session at the 41 st Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE 2015) conference – a leading international conference on micro- and nanofabrication and manufacturing using lithography and related techniques. Continue reading “EVG Organizes Photonics Workshop at MNE Support Leading International Conference”
Meint Smit: Next Steps for InP-based Photonic Integration Technology
Indium Phosphide is a versatile semiconductor material that allows for integration of a broad range of components in a single chip. Basic building blocks include lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, detectors and a variety of passive components, including wavelength demultiplexers, filters and couplers. InP-chips with record complexities of more than 1700 components integrated in a single chip have been reported. InP-based foundry processes offer low-cost access to mature integration processes with high performance and wafer-scale integration of InP-based photonic circuits with silicon electronics is emerging. Meint Smit will discuss what’s coming next and why this phase is important. Continue reading “Meint Smit: Next Steps for InP-based Photonic Integration Technology”
Insights from Michael Lebby, CEO OneChip Photonics Corporation, the keynote speaker at the Photonics Integration Conference
Michael Lebby has always been very optimistic that integrated photonics will scaleup, creating business opportunities for many companies. Earlier this year, he was actively involved in assembling California’s bid, led by the University of Southern California, to host the new US integrated photonics manufacturing institute. So we asked him to share some insights into why this is an important time for the industry. Continue reading “Building Big Business with the Next Generation Integrated Circuits!”
We have entered a new phase of integrated photonics development. Light has long since left the lamp and has entered a new rapid business creation phase. A lot of credit goes to visionaries at Eindhoven University of Technology for their pioneering research and business vision on how to scale this. Jonathan Marks has an engaging conversation with Richard Visser on what’s been achieved so far – and the exciting business opportunities to be discussed at the conference. Continue reading “Preparing the next phase of exponential growth for photonics”
Ton Backx, Eindhoven University of Technology, Presents: “Photon Delta: Integrated Photonics Ecosystem”
Photon Delta is an ecosystem focusing on the opportunities in Integrated Photonics. It is centered around the Brainport Region Eindhoven where companies, organizations and knowledge institutes engage in Integrated Photonics activities. In the coming years, Photon Delta will enable the creation of new employment opportunities. Moreover, the ecosystem will contribute to a better competitive position for the Brainport Region worldwide. Continue reading “Ton Backx, Eindhoven University of Technology, Presents: “Photon Delta: Integrated Photonics Ecosystem””
A central organisation is crucial for effective coordination of the whole eco-system. JePPIX is playing such a role by addressing the following tasks: Continue reading “The business case for JePPIX”