JePPIX Training Schemes
The generic integration methodology allows design to be separated from technology. Engineers, researchers and scientists from many different backgrounds are able to create their own designs without needing to know the details of the physical principles of photonic processes, clean room technology, or assembly technology. Some insight into the process of chip production can however be valuable when designers wish to get the most out of generic processes. JePPIX offers training events at several levels:
- The JePPIX training course: Every year in early November, this two week flag-ship immersion course is held at Eindhoven for designers who have a good background in photonics who wish to understand how to get the best out of design tools and the PIC technology. Experts from the Institute of Photonic Integration (formerly known as the COBRA Institute) are joined by specialist trainers from the Photonic CAD community, professional designers and experts from foundries to share insights and know-how. Students gain first hand clean room experience and a detailed insight into the steps in designing and creating PICs.
- International designer training events: One week courses are held around the globe at locations where there is particular demand for hands-on PIC design guidance. This is a more design focused event, which contains a high level of practical hands-on design activity and a reduced amount of background material. These are planned in advance with local organizers and expert trainers from JePPIX partners.
- Short courses: Half day short courses and training events are held at international conferences and events. These courses are typically for 2-3 hours and focus on a part of the JePPIX offer. These events are more focused on the design methods and do not include hands-on training.
- Forums: Forums and workshops are events where the commercial possibilities, success stories and the latest PIC capabilities are highlighted. These include opportunities to network with the JePPIX community.
The ten day JePPIX course offers in-depth insights into active and passive component design, design tools and best design practice. Additionally insights into the clean room process technologies, epitaxy, packaging and prototyping are offered from experts in the fields. Hands-on activities are also provided to enable designers to get started with their own designs before completing the course. JePPIX software partners offer dedicated training sessions with their own software tools. Selected materials from this intensive course are also used in the shorter format courses at locations around the world.
Hundreds of designers have already followed these in-depth JePPIX training events.