“Dos and Don’ts for Commercial Success of PICs” – Presented by Martin Schell, Fraunhofer HHI

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Generally, PICs solve optical tasks in a much more elegant way than discrete optics. This, however, is no guarantee for commercial success. Some historical examples for commercial success and failures of PICs will be given. A guideline, how to choose the right PIC technology for the right task and volume follows with the intention to help PIC users to minimize upfront development costs and risk.

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Technology Roadmap for Photonic Integration

As a result of significant investments in the development of foundry technology infrastructure (well over 50 M€ in European and national projects so far) Europe is making substantial progress in this new way of working. In this section we give an overview of the present status of the foundry capabilities of the JePPIX partners and a prediction for the status in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Continue reading “Technology Roadmap for Photonic Integration”