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”
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The number of experienced PIC designers in Europe is still very small, just a handful. With the rapidly increasing demand predicted in the analysis of Figure 7 we expect this to become a major bottleneck in the expansion of the field. At present the market in which PIC designers operate is at an early stage of development. Continue reading “PIC / ASPIC designers, we need you!”
The potential of a foundry process is, to a large extent, determined by the maturity of the technology reflected in the contents of the Process Design Kit provided to its users. Such a PDK is compatible with design software and contains in general: Continue reading “Process Design Kit Roadmap for Photonic Integration”
In microelectronics IC designers and design houses form a large group, much larger than the number of people involved in IC fabrication. In Photonics the number of experienced PIC designers is today very small. Continue reading “The business case for PIC designers and software vendors”