ESSenTIAL: EPIXfab services specifically targeting (SME) industrial takeup of advanced silicon photonics

J. Pozo, P. Kumar, D.M.R.L. Cascio, A. Khanna, P. Dumon, D. Delbeke, R. Baets, M. Fournier, J.-M. Fedeli, L. Fulbert, L. Zimmermann, B. Tillack, H. Tian, Timo Aalto, P. O'Brien, D. Deptuck, J. Xu, X. Zhang, D. Gale

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    Abstract

    ePIXfab brings silicon photonics within reach of European small and medium sized enterprises, thereby building on its track record and its integration into Europractice. To this end, ePIXfab offers affordable access to standardized active and passive silicon photonic IC and packaging technology, a path from design to manufacturing and hands-on training. Based on a consortium of major research institutes with silicon photonics expertise, ePIXfab reaches out to European industry and supports them to evaluate silicon photonics in the context of concrete applications and markets. In order to ensure low-cost, quick access and scalability to manufacturing, the maturity of silicon photonic IC technology is enhanced by setting up a library of generic devices, a level of process and device benchmarking and a well maintained design flow. For the first time, devices in a standard package are offered to facilitate measurements. Training programs on the IC and packaging services are also offered, including hands-on training in making designs. Maturity, standardization and sustainability are driven by a steadily growing worldwide user base
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2229-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2228-7, 978-1-4673-2227-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012 - Coventry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012
    Abbreviated titleICTON 2012
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCoventry
    Period2/07/125/07/12

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    Pozo, J., Kumar, P., Cascio, D. M. R. L., Khanna, A., Dumon, P., Delbeke, D., Baets, R., Fournier, M., Fedeli, J-M., Fulbert, L., Zimmermann, L., Tillack, B., Tian, H., Aalto, T., O'Brien, P., Deptuck, D., Xu, J., Zhang, X., & Gale, D. (2012). ESSenTIAL: EPIXfab services specifically targeting (SME) industrial takeup of advanced silicon photonics. In Proceedings: 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2012 [6254391] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2012.6254391