Ligentec And VLC Develop Silicon Nitride Photonic Platform.
The process can scale up to production volumes using 8 inch wafers and stepper lithography. The open access platform provides a generic fabrication process for designing and manufacturing PICs, to be used in many different applications. Targeting mainly the most common communications wavelengths, the platform is also customisable for lower visible wavelengths, suitable for biophotonic and sensing applications.
The main markets addressed are optical telecom and datacom, supercontinuum generation, microwave photonics and quantum optics.
Fabrication is organised through dedicated full-wafer runs or shared multi-project wafer runs, which are periodically scheduled three times a year.
A first IPKISS customer has already taped out to the new technology platform.
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