3 December 2020 | Press Release
JePPIX Pilot Line launches its design and manufacturing services for indium phosphide (InP) photonic integrated circuit (PIC) production. The JePPIX Pilot Line offers commercial InP PIC production based on mature Process Design Kits (PDKs), that are embedded in industry-standard design environments. JePPIX Pilot Line is open now for companies that need to prepare for commercial production.
The JePPIX Pilot Line provides a single point of contact for all the services needed for InP PIC product qualification, including:
- functional PIC modelling with manufacturing tolerances.
- design for test (DFT)
- design for manufacturing
- automated die testing with customizable scripting and test services
The value of Indium Phosphide PICs
Indium Phosphide (InP) PICs offer great benefits as they are small in size, low weight, and have a very low power consumption. Moreover, the possibility to integrate lasers, detectors, interferometers, photodetectors, modulators, filters, waveguides and other (electro-)optical technologies all on a single chip has a huge impact on material resources needed, circuit level reproducibility and the overall cost of the system.
Applications areas for Indium Phosphide PICs
Photonic Integrated Circuits offer many advantages over traditional approaches for implementing optical functionalities in a wide array of application domains. PICs provide the engines for high performance metrology, quantum technology, microwave signal processing and LIDAR. This offers huge potential for markets like optical communication, automotive, life sciences, agriculture & food, environmental monitoring, defence and security, and many more.
JePPIX brings together the European photonic integrated circuit (PIC) supply chain as a coherent force to advance and promote PIC technology. We promote and facilitate an open-access, horizontal and generic foundry model that keeps pace with the market, bringing in new users, enabling specialization, and facilitating the supply chain agility we need for new sectors. To accelerate the use of InP PICs, the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has supported the pilot line through the InPulse project that has received funding under grant agreement No 871345 (www.photonics21.org).
Contact us for more information about the JePPIX Pilot Line, or to discuss your application with us.