Photonics Integrated Circuits Value Chain

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Caliopa is a spin-off company from the Photonics Research Group of imec and Ghent University founded in 2010. It develops and markets silicon photonics based optical transceivers for the data and telecommunications markets. It was acquired by Huawei in August 2013.
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Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. In addition to Leti’s 1,700 employees, there are more than 250 students involved in research activities, which makes Leti a mainspring of innovation expertise. Leti’s portfolio of 1,880 families of patents helps strengthen the competitiveness of its industrial partners.
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Ciena is a communications network equipment and solutions manufacturer that specialises in optical and Ethernet networking, particularly Packet-Optical Transport, Packet-Optical Switching, Carrier Ethernet, and Network Support Services. Cienna's solutions are used throughout the globe by leading carriers and providers, including, AT&T, France Telecom, Korea Telecom, Tata Communications, and Telecom Argentina. Research as well as educational and healthcare institutions have also sought Cienna's range of network solutions. Ciena incorporates software-programmable hardware with common operating system plus unified service and transport management in order to enable clients to adapt and scale with changes.
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CIP Technologies develops optoelectronic technology for ICT applications. The company has design and fabrication capabilities for Indium Phosphide, Silica planar and hybrid integrated optical devices. In January 2012, CIP became a wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Ltd.
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Chiral Photonics is a developer, producer and seller of high-performance fiber-based optical components, such as, polarizers, linear and circular; interconnects, enabling direct fiber-to-chip (waveguide) coupling and the ability to maintain polarization; and fiber optic sensors, including harsh environment temperature sensors that can withstand 1000 °C. Chiral Photonics was created in 1999 after its founders' discovery of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals. The company is producing and developing devices through its unique glass microforming capabilities and its pioneering activities related to chiral fiber gratings and polarization control within fibers. Chiral Photonics' devices are formed directly within fibers and are as powerful as the fibers themselves, enabling them to endure the most exacting applications and standards (e.g. Telcordia standards).
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Cisco Systems is a leading designer, manufacturer and seller of networking equipment. Cisco's hardware and software systems help form Internet solutions that enable accessible networking. As a recognized world leader in IT, Cisco has a 65,000 strong global workforce that helps in the continuance of the company's initial commitment to innovation. Cisco is active in development of routing and switching solutions, home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology.
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CMC Microsystems works with leading suppliers in both commercial and academic environments to provide support for the entire design, make, and test cycle – from design, layout and verification to prototype fabrication and characterization. Photonic manufacturing includes III-V epitaxy and processing on GaAs and InP substrates and SOI-based silicon photonic technologies. CMC also offers packaging and assembly services to integrate multiple technologies. CMC Microsystems enables access to industrial-class technologies for designing, prototyping and testing microfabricated devices, circuits and systems, and supports multi-sectoral use of advanced technologies where advantage can be gained from integrated microsystems.
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COBRA, founded in 1994, is the Inter-University Research School on Communication Technologies Basic Research and Applications. In COBRA, research groups from the disciplines of physics, electrical engineering and chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands come together, combining their efforts in education and research. The activities range from basic research in physics on novel materials and devices to research on communication systems and system applications.
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Columbia University Lightwave Research Laboratory is a research group that investigates the realization of dynamic optical data routing in transparent optical interconnection networks, developing potentially disruptive technology solutions with ultra-high throughput, minimal access latencies, and low power dissipation that remains independent of data capacity, ultimately capitalizing on the enormous bandwidth advantage enabled by dense wavelength division multiplexing. The research group is headed by Professor Keren Bergman and has a partnership with various institutions and agencies.
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Corning manufactures glass, ceramics, and similar materials, mainly for application in the scientific and industrial settings. The products of Corning are essential in enabling a broad range of industries, including transportation, consumer electronics, telecommunications as well as the life sciences. Among Corning's main products are optical fiber, wireless technologies, and solutions connectivity for high-speed communications networks. Corning is known for pioneering commercialization of low-loss optical fiber back in 1970 and has continued its passion for R&D to come up with innovative products.

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Coriant is a leader in the supply of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. Founded as an independent company in 2013, Coriant has a global presence spread through 48 countries and services 90 per cent of the 50 biggest service providers in the world and more than 500 clients worldwide. Coriant's packet optical, edge router and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions allow mobile and fixed line operators to decrease network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications.
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The Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) fabricates devices in a wide range of materials. CPFC, which is one of the programs of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, also provides single-step foundry services or end-to-end fabrication of photonic devices, photonic integrated circuits and gallium nitride electronics. Among the technical offerings of CPFC are foundry services, design and modelling, and test and characterization. The centre has a 40,000 square foot facility with 11,000 square feet of class 1000/100 clean room space.
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Computer Simulation Technology (CST) develops high-performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. CST serves a broad spectrum of industries among which are Telecommunications, Defense, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. Solutions delivered by CST are able to suit various electromagnetic design tasks and can simulate many components and systems. Devices that products of CST have been used to simulate include couplers, filters, connectors, antennas, inductors, capacitors, PCBs, waveguides, travelling wave tubes, optical devices, sensors, actuators, electrical machines, SAR, MRI coils and cable harnesses.

DAS Photonics is a spin-off company from the Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain. DAS develops innovative products using proprietary photonics technology for several high-performance industries (Defence and security, Avionics/Aeronautics, Space, Telecom). DAS Photonics leads product development using a double approach: designing photonics integrated circuits (PICs - chips that process optical signals) as well as integrating COTS devices and devices built by DAS for specific uses (microwave photonic systems, optical interconnects, etc.). Nearly two decades of university research experience - combined with the ability to handle highly specialised product development - has enabled DAS Photonics to establish a leading role in Europe.
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Deutsche Telekom is a telecommunications company based in Germany. As one of Europe's leading telcos, Deutsche Telekom provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions. It has representations in more than 50 countries and employs 228,000 staff worldwide. Known for its dedication to innovation, Deutsche Telekom is also focused on the development of Web 2.0 solutions.
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Eblana Photonics is a designer and manufacturer of single wavelength DFB-like Laser Diodes. Eblana’s products are applied mainly in Optical Sensing, Metrology and Communications, from 689 - 2150nm. Eblana's single mode diode lasers exhibit superior linewidth properties. Among the areas of concentration of Eblana are the following: deliver advanced lasers for communications, sensing & measurement; enable new volume markets through mass deployment of disruptive technology; utilize their versatile technology to provide quickly complete custom solutions; and to invest in research and development.
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EFFECT Photonics provides highly integrated optical communications solutions based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology. EFFECT Photonics was formed as a spin-off of COBRA. The company's highly integrated optical products are used to create efficient laser light sources, waveguides, modulators, and photodiodes applied in optical communication systems worldwide.
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EpiWorks is a provider of advanced III-V epitaxial wafers that are tailored for optimal performance in multiple next generation applications. The epitaxial devices offered by EpiWorks are essential to enable higher performance photonic and RF components for semiconductor-reliant products, such as, tablets, smartphones, datacenters, displays and fiberoptic networks. In addition, EpiWorks is a next-generation semiconductor technology and manufacturing company that brings expertise with epitaxy, device design, and manufacturing in a single operating unit. EpiWorks is also active in research and development, particularly in development of new materials, deposition technology, device technology and fabrication solutions.
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Ericsson is a leading communications technology company based in Sweden providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. With a presence in 180 countries, Ericsson has a truly global presence supplying networks for about 40 per cent of the world's mobile traffic. Ericsson is also a powerhouse in the development and deployment of LTE systems and has been researching solutions for GSM, WCDMA, and CDMA. Other areas in networking wherein Ericsson is a significant contributor are core networks, microwave transport, Internet Protocol (IP) networks and fixed-access solutions for copper and fiber. Ericsson also maintains networks performing efficiently with its portfolio of operations support systems (OSS).
EV Group (EVG) is a world leader in wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology applications. Through close collaboration with its global customers, the company implements its flexible manufacturing model to develop reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership systems that are easily integrated into customers’ fab lines. Key products include wafer bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EVG employs more than 700 people worldwide. Headquartered in St. Florian, Austria, EVG operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe, AZ.; Albany, NY; Yokohama and Fukuoka, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Chung-Li, Taiwan and Shanghai, China.
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Launched in 2004, Facebook is one of the biggest social networking services in the world. Through its website, Facebook carries out its objective to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Facebook provides various products and services, including platforms for communications and advertising, to achieve its goals of connecting people. As per its last published data, the number of people using Facebook’s website per month is at 1.44 billion.
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FIBERPRO manufactures fiber optics solutions for telecommunications and fiber optic sensor Interrogation. FIBERPRO develops products and technologies to contribute to fiber optics sensor industry. FIBERPRO has the technology to analyze optical properties that delivers any specific requirements of customers on every product with the enabling technology. As a market leader in Test & Measurement field, FIBERPRO has been issued many patents. Its main location is in Korea, but FIBERPRO also has a presence in the US and China and provides customer service worldwide.
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ficonTEC is a premier supplier of semi- and fully-automated optical device assembly and testing systems for the optical industry, including HPLD manufacturing, fiber-optics and opto-electronics, medical technology, security and military applications, R&D, telecommunications, and others. ficonTEC's automation solutions are based on its expertise in process technology and systems engineering where each solution is appropriately customized from a proven line of system platforms.
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Finetech manufactures cutting-edge high-accuracy equipment for leading-edge bonding, micro assembly and rework challenges. Finetech's bonders are highly suitable to R&D, lab, and prototype environment. The company also offers automated systems for high-mix and/or more fully-automated production with higher volumes. Solutions by Finetech are applied in various industries, such as, research departments of major OEMs, aerospace & defense, consumer electronics, semiconductor, optoelectronics, government-funded labs and academic institutions, to support precise and complex applications: flip chip, laser bars, photonics packaging, VCSELs, MEMS, sensors, chip to wafer, and much more. Its rework products deliver the key benefits needed for reworking advanced devices – such as precise temperature and convection flow control, outstanding placement accuracy, extensive recipe libraries, large board handling, non-contact residual solder removal, and solder paste or flux dispensing. Headquarters is in Berlin, Germany but the company also has centers in the US, UK, China, Malaysia and Japan.
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Finisar is a supplier of fiber optic subsystems and components. Its products are applied in high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV. Finisar has been active in the industry for about three decades and has lead in creating innovations in optics technology. Products offered include: optical transceivers, optical engines, active optical cables, optical components, optical instrumentation, ROADMs & wavelength management, optical amplifiers and RF-over-Fiber.
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The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is a world leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems. From photonic components and systems to fiber optic sensors and high-speed hardware architectures, the Heinrich Hertz Institute works together with its international partners from research and industry on building the infrastructure for the future Gigabit Society. Fraunhofer HHI is your competent partner for 3D TV, 3D displays, HDTV, gesture controlled man-machine interaction, image processing and transmission and use of interactive media.
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Freescale is a global provider of embedded processors. Among the main markets of Freescale are the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. Freescale's products enable microprocessors, controllers and sensors. Products include 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microcontrollers & processors, digital signal processors & controllers, analog & power management, customer specific ICs & custom SOCs, RF and sensors. Based in Austin, Texas, the company has design, R&D, and manufacturing functions spread throughout the globe.

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Fujitsu is a leader in information and communication technology (ICT). Based in Japan, Fujitsu has presence throughout the world and its 162,000 employees provide support in over 100 countries. Its main products include computing products (server, storage, integrated systems, etc.), software, networking solutions, electronic devices (PBCs & IC substrates and more). Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) leads in designing and supplying semiconductor devices and systems for automotive, communications, multimedia and industrial segments in Europe.
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Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) provides pure-play compound (III-V) semiconductor (GaAs, InP and GaN) wafer foundry service. GCS manufactures high-performance and high-quality semiconductor devices. Solutions by GCS include Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) and millimeter wave integrated circuits for the wireless markets, power devices for power electronics, and Photodetectors and Lasers for optical communications markets.
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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the world’s leading research university. Georgia Tech maintains several activities in photonics research. Its Optics and Photonics Technical Interest Group is engaged in a range of basic and applied research projects in these major areas: Optical Communication Networks, Nonlinear Optics, Photonics and optoelectronics, and Diffractive and holographic optics. Georgia Tech's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), on the other hand, develops flexible organic photonic and electronic materials and devices which are applied in information technology, telecommunications, energy, and defense sectors. COPE creates the opportunity for disruptive technologies by developing new materials with emergent properties and by providing new paradigms for device design and fabrication.

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