MOSIS, a provider of low-cost prototyping and small volume production services for custom ICs, has teamed up with ePIXfab, the European Silicon Photonics support center providing low-cost prototyping services for photonic ICs.

MOSIS, a provider of low-cost prototyping and small volume production services for custom ICs, has teamed up with ePIXfab, the European Silicon Photonics support center providing low-cost prototyping services for photonic ICs. The partnership gives MOSIS’ customers access to imec’s state-of-the-art fully integrated silicon photonics processes and Tyndall’s advanced silicon photonics packaging technology. Co-founded by […]

Common Platform Technology Forum 2013: SOI Highlights

The 2013 Common Platform Technology Forum showcased “the latest technological advances being delivered to the world’s leading electronics companies,” so of course SOI-based topics were well-represented. Happily, those of us who weren’t able to get over to Silicon Valley were able to attend “virtually” via a live stream (which is now reposted – click here […]

Wafer Leaders Extend Basis for Global SOI Supply

It’s a bright green light from the world leaders in SOI wafer capacity. Soitec, the world leader in SOI wafer production, and long-time partner Shin-Etsu Handatai (SEH), the world’s biggest producer of silicon wafers, have extended their licensing agreement and expanded their technology cooperation. SEH is a $12.7 billion company, supplying over 20% of the […]

Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte’s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment

Imec and Genalyte have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable SOI-photonics biosensor chips for Genalyte‘s diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. Founded by SOI-photonics innovator Dr. Cary Gunn, Genalyte chips contain ring resonator sensors for very sensitive molecular detection; on-chip grating couples infrared light to diagnostic equipment.

Photonics on the Move

SOI is at the heart of silicon photonics. Here’s an overview of past, present and future trends. The existence of Silicon Photonics owes much to serendipity. During the early years of the development of SOI wafer technology probably nobody anticipated that SOI would be a perfect medium for short distance transmission and modulation of light […]

U.Washington is hosting a new SOI-based photonics foundry service called OpSIS

With backing from Intel, U.Washington is hosting a new SOI-based photonics foundry service called OpSIS. Looking to launch a photonics revolution as MOSIS did for electronics a few decades ago, OpSIS is a multi-project wafer service. Actual foundry services are provided by BAE Systems. Read the Intel blog entry by Dr. Mario J. Paniccia, director […]

SOI-based news from IBM

SOI-based news from IBM (which has now shipped more than 100 million SOI chips): • Cu-32 Custom Logic dramatically increases memory capacity and processing speeds of chips used in fiber-optic and wireless networks, and in such gear as routers and switches. • CMOS-7HV process technology for powermanagement semiconductors targets manufacturers in consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, […]