Training Scheme
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:
  • JePPIX PIC Design Course: Every year in early November, this 2-week flagship immersion course is held in Eindhoven for PIC designers who have a good background in photonics and want to get the best out of design tools and PIC technology. Experts from the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) are joined by industry professionals to share in-depth insights into active and passive component design, design tools, best design practice, process technologies, epitaxy, packaging and prototyping. In addition, hands-on activities enable designers to get started with their own designs before completing the course. Participants gain first hand cleanroom and measurement lab experience and a detailed insight into the steps in designing and creating PICs. Lastly, 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.
  • JePPIX PIC Concepts Training: This 2-day program was developed by extracting key modules from our annual PIC Design Course that were of particular interest for industry professionals. This program is typically organized twice per year. It focuses on PIC design methods and does not include hands-on training. In two days, participants become familiar with the fundamental principles of PIC technology and have the opportunity to network with peers in the integrated photonics industry.
  • Networking events: Events are forums, workshops or conferences where commercial possibilities, success stories and the latest PIC capabilities are highlighted. These gatherings provide opportunities to network with the JePPIX community. An example is the European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF), which is annual event organized jointly by JePPIX and ePIXfab. EPIF brings together well known profiles in the integrated photonics industry, from industry veterans and entrepreneurs to promising startups.

Our PIC Design Course is held annually in Eindhoven. Participants can visit the NanoLab on the campus of TU Eindhoven. Picture by Bart van Overbeeke.

Hands on practical training at the Jeppix PIC Design Course in November 2019.

Hundreds of designers have already followed these in-depth JePPIX training events. Have a look at the testimonials of previous PIC Design Course participants, or find out more about our courses and events: