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”

“Photonic Integrated Circuit platforms for Multi Project Wafer access” – Presented by Arne Leinse, LioniX International

“Photonic Integrated Circuit platforms for Multi Project Wafer access” – Presented by Arne Leinse, LioniX International at Photonic Integration Conference, Sep 27, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In the presentation an overview of the currently available PIC platforms, with easy Multi Project Wafer access, will be given. The state of the art and the Unique Selling Point of each platform will be presented  in order to facilitate an easy choice and access for users to the varies platforms. Continue reading ““Photonic Integrated Circuit platforms for Multi Project Wafer access” – Presented by Arne Leinse, LioniX International”

Interview with Ewit Roos, PhotonDelta, Gold Partner of PHI Conference

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PhotonDelta Managing Director Ewit Roos is one of the keynote speakers at the second Photonics Integration conference. He explained to us that there are three things that need to happen in the year ahead and why this is important; the cooperative, the international roadmap project and the technology centre. Continue reading “Interview with Ewit Roos, PhotonDelta, Gold Partner of PHI Conference”

Revolutions in Antennas and 5G Networks

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In the world of antennas, high-frequency radio and data traffic, work is proceeding at a pace on, among others, the introduction of 5G wireless networks in 2020. According to Satrax, a company based in Twente, the Netherlands, light is the answer to the increasing demand for higher data frequencies and bandwidths. The company develops antenna plates in which integrated photonic circuits play an essential role. But these chips are also leading to revolutionary developments in other fields. Continue reading “Revolutions in Antennas and 5G Networks”

Researchers Design Heterogeneously Integrated III-V Laser on Thin SOI

Experts agree, light-based communication technology and optical data storage of the future will rely on III–V silicon on-chip lasers. A prerequisite for these lasers is to confine light for maximum efficiency and couple light with optical waveguides.

Researchers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) have now designed a compact III–V silicon laser that does both. With two tapered ends, the structure realizes efficient lasing through the smart control of light — light is tightly confined to the III–V semiconductor layer where lasing occurs. Furthermore, both laser ends are tapered to facilitate the coupling of light with underlying silicon waveguides. Continue reading “Researchers Design Heterogeneously Integrated III-V Laser on Thin SOI”

Photonics – Accelerating the Brainport Lead

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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”

Finetech is a partner of Photonic Integration Conference

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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”

Building Big Business with the Next Generation Integrated Circuits!

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!”