Development of photonic ICs from application idea through simulation, design using advanced PDK tools, till fabrication and packaging is entirely enabled by JePPIX (Joint European Platform for Photonic Integration Components and Circuits) and enabled at low costs for SMEs, but also for large companies and research institutes. This is thanks to applied generic integration model that separates photonic IC application development from technology aspects, and thus accelerates development of novel photonic-based devices.
Optical fiber technology was originally deployed to cover long distances between continents. Because these submarine cables are expensive to deploy, advanced technologies were developed to use the fiber bandwidth as efficient as possible. The high cost of these new technologies were shared among all users of the back-bone connections. With the development of novel PIC technology, these advanced technologies become a lot more affordable. Today PIC technology is appearing in medium and short range communication links, all the way down to the end user. This is an appealing business for product companies as well as the foundry businesses behind it.
OCT is an increasingly important biomedical imaging modality, creating high resolution imaging of scattering tissues. The use of PICs can reduce the size as well as the costs of the OCT system. Thereto, various components have to be integrated and newly designed. The use of PICs can also facilitate other measuring methods and optical schemes, which consequently can improve the functionality of PIC-based OCT systems compared to those based on bulk optical components. Lowering the costs of OCT device costs opens up new application areas of OCT, for example in forensic sciences, biometrics, and industrial applications.
Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Photonic IC Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2022,” the market was valued at US$0.19 bn in 2013, and is expected to reach US$1.3 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading “Photonic IC Market Projected to Grow at 25.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2022”
In a bid to boost photonics manufacturing and bring more skilled, high-tech jobs to the country, as well as push the boundaries of energy efficiency and performance in computing and telecommunications, the Obama administration announced today that it has selected the American Institute for Manufacturing of Photonics (AIM Photonics) to lead research and manufacturing of integrated photonic technology and create jobs in this important area. Continue reading “UC Santa Barbara Becomes West Coast Hub for US National Photonics Manufacturing Institute”