New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits

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New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits

LIGENTEC, a leading provider of manufacturing foundry services in silicon nitride, and VLCPhotonics, a pioneer design house offering services for photonic circuit development, have collaborated to offer a generic platform for the prototyping and production of photonic integrated circuits.

LIGENTEC has matured a proprietary silicon nitride process that is able to achieve ultra-low propagation losses, with several world record devices being published in the last years. As Michael Zervas, CEO of LIGENTEC, explains: “Our process is able to deposit thick film silicon nitride, from 100 nm to 2500 nm, overcoming the challenge of crack formation due to stress in the material”. The process can also scale up to production volumes using 8” wafers and stepper lithography. Continue reading “New generic platform for the prototyping & production of photonic integrated circuits”

Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain

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Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain and speeding up industrialisation of the technology.

Partners involved in the EU-funded PLAT4M project have developed new technologies to achieve the mass production of silicon photonics, which can be used to build complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) circuits. Continue reading “Researchers have taken key steps towards building a European-based silicon photonics supply chain”

Finetech is a partner of Photonic Integration Conference

Finetech

Finetech is a partner of Photonic Integration Conference

Finetech is a manufacturer of high-accuracy bonding equipment made in Germany. The bonders are suitable for R&D, lab, and prototype environments, supporting precision applications such as flip chip, laser bars, photonics, VCSELs, MEMS, sensors, chip to wafer, and many more. Automated systems for higher volumes are available Continue reading “Finetech is a partner of Photonic Integration Conference”

Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips

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”

Why Europe cares about the exponential success of Photonics

The recently launched Juncker Investment Package by the European Commission means €315 billion over the next three years will be set aside to establish strategic innovation hubs to boost Europe’s future growth. The re-industrialization of the European economy has become a major priority. There’s now a clear focus of funds on technologies that generate business. Continue reading “Why Europe cares about the exponential success of Photonics”