JePPIX brings together the European InP and Triplex 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 because we believe it can keep pace with the market, bringing in new users, enabling specialization, and facilitating the supply chain agility we need for new sectors.
As partners, we have confidence in each other’s expertise and the strength of our network. Instead of relying on one great skill or one great company, we combine the skills and expertise of many. We’re using these to expand and accelerate the development of the technology and commercial opportunities.
We identify long-term and long-running challenges which are not prioritised for individual partners, but which bring value to the community as a whole. The focus is on solutions and methods which can become self-sustaining, enabling us to move on to the next big challenge in a timely way.
Our network of partners is dynamic, not static: we welcome new partners that offer complementary skills, platforms and expertise. We investigate the different routes of ecosystem development to determine how we grow our community.
JePPIX envisions combining photonics with other technologies in every device out there. We have created a successful consortium that runs successful design, testing, packaging and MPW services. Now is the time to scale up.
The JePPIX community includes many businesses spread across process development, chip fabrication, packaging, software development, design and training and several hundred uses and members. Our partners are active in multiple photonic integration research projects and pilot line activities.
Manufacturing pilot lines enable businesses to transition from first prototypes to pilot production. There are four manufacturing pilot lines specific to PIC technology addressing silicon nitride, indium phosphide, packaging and equipment technologies as well as several related initiatives for photonics in the wider sense.
Pilot lines enable SMEs in Europe to take their photonic integrated circuit ideas, scale-them up, and validate them with customers for commercial production. They provide SMEs with easy access to advanced manufacturing services and cost-intensive infrastructures together with the expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products. There are now four pilot lines with a specific focus on PIC technology in which several JePPIX partners are active. Read more.