Photonics Integrated Circuits Value Chain

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Source Photonics is a recognized provider of innovative and reliable technological products that enable communications and data connectivity. The products developed by Source Photonics allow next-generation mobile access, broad-band fixed-line access, and next-generation internet. Source Photonics' technology enables FTTx networks to deliver bandwidth, flexibility, and connectivity solutions for consumer’s data needs. The company is committed to inventing next-generation solutions to provide data centers with low power, high data rate technology to meet the demands of the rapidly growing cloud data industry. Source Photonics is based in California, USA but also has a presence throughout the world.
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STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor supplier, the largest European semiconductor company. STMicroelectronics 2012 sales revenues have been 8.49 B$. ST has approximately 48,000 employees worldwide of whom 11,000 people are involved in technology, design, product & system R&D in 7 main technology R&D Centers and 39 Design Centers with a total portfolio of 20,000 patents. ST Microelectronics has 12 manufacturing sites with 78 sales offices in 36 countries and is listed in the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris and Borsa Italiana of Milano.
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Sumika Electronic Materials produces epitaxial wafers and distributes IT-related chemicals and engineering plastics to the NAFTA region. Key technologies served by Sumika include: InGaP HBT, LED, Diodes, pHEMT, Solar Cell Development, Specification of LCP & PES Engineering Polymers, and Development of Photoresist & SDM process materials. Sumika is a solely owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Group and has locations in North America.
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SUSS MicroOptics is a manufacturer of high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics in 200mm: 8’’ wafer technology, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. SUSS MicroOptics meets highest demands as required for applications in photolithography, optical networking, laser, medical and metrology. In 2013 SUSS MicroOptics moved to a new cleanroom facility: class 100/1000. SUSS MicroOptics is ISO9001:2008 qualified and SGS attested.
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SUSS MicroTec supplies process equipment for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. SUSS MicroTec's portfolio includes a broad spectrum of products and solutions for backend lithography, wafer bonding and photomask processing, complemented by micro-optical components. Key markets include 3D Integration/Advanced Packaging, Wafer Level Packaging, Flip Chip, Wafer Level Optics, Compound Semiconductors/LED, and MEMS/3D MEMS. SUSS MicroTec is also committed to development of cutting-edge technologies in the industry and has forged collaborations with various research institutions like blz (Bayerisches Laser Zentrum), Fraunhofer IISB, imec, and more.
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Synopsys is a leading electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company. Its portfolio of system-level, IP, implementation, verification, manufacturing, optical and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions help address the key challenges designers face, such as, power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. The solutions provided by Synopsys are vital in the development of electronic products as well as software applications that are relied upon daily. With a head office in Mountain View, California, Synopsys maintains a world-wide presence with about 90 offices in North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.
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Technobis group is a developer and supplier of high-tech instruments and modules for OEM companies around the world. Technobis tft-fos is specialized in the development and supply of fibre optic sensing systems and applications. All developments are spectrometry and or interferometry based. Starting with free-space optics 17 years ago, nowadays all new developments are based on integrated photonics. Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits: ASPICs allow custom and highly dedicated system designs for a versatile range of improved performance requirements. Technobis ipps is a specialized solution provider for ASPIC packaging by supplying dedicated and mid-range volume packaging services. As ASPIC packaging requires complex dedication, our key values are thermal: and mechanical stability, high performance, low-noise, low power consumption, easy but versatile integration, reliable and repeatable quality. Technobis mechatronics is specialized in carrying out complete product development projects, going from an idea to a successful turnkey product, prototype or series product.
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TE Connectivity designs and manufactures electronic connectors, components and systems. Solutions provided by TE Connectivity are used by a wide range of industries, such as, data communication systems, automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, industrial equipment and more. Main products include connectors and connector components, fiber optics and fiber management solutions, enterprise network and broadcast products, filters, identification products, passive components, relays & switches, and wireless solutions. As a leader in broadband connectivity, 10 of the biggest telecommunications carriers use TE Connectivity's solutions for networking. TE Connectivity is a global company with 21 global centers and more than 80,000 employees.
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Tektronix is one of the foremost suppliers of test and measurement equipment in the world. Tektronix serves various industries all throughout the globe like communications, computer, semiconductor, military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education, and broadcast. Tektronix solutions are invaluable in the measurement, analysis and testing of next generation devices. Among its main products are oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, bit error rate testers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, digital multimeters, power analyzers, frequency counters and timers, RF power meters, coherent optical solutions, video test, and probes and accessories.
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TeraXion provides state-of-the-art optical components and modules for high-speed fiber-optic transmission networks, fiber lasers and optical sensing applications. Among the company's range of chromatic dispersion management solutions are Telcordia-qualified low-loss static and tunable dispersion compensators for terrestrial and submarine networks. TeraXion offers customized filtering solutions and narrow linewidth semiconductor laser sources for RF photonic and coherent detection systems and chromatic dispersion emulators with very high levels of dispersion, used for manufacturing and R&D labs. The company has also added silicon photonics (SiP) product design and manufacturing to its mastered capabilities, a new technology platform that paves the way for developing new high-end products where size, power and performance are key requirements.

The Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is one of Europe’s leading centres for Information, Communications and Technology: ICT research and development. It is the largest facility of its kind in Ireland. Tyndall, formally known as the National Microelectonics Research Centre, was established in 2004 to provide a critical mass of researchers that would support the growth and development of a smart knowledge based economy in Ireland.
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University of California Berkeley (UCB) is active in photonics research. UCB's Integrated Photonics Laboratory (IPL) has performed several photonics research and projects, including, NanoPhotonic MEMS, Si-based photonic integrated circuits, Optoelectronic tweezers, MEMS endoscopic optical coherence tomography and microscopy, Single-chip WDM switches and crossconnect (CSWDM), High performance optically injection-locked semiconductor lasers, Balanced optoelectronic downconverting receiver for RF photonic networks, and Optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA) encoders.
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University of California, Los Angeles, through its JALALI-LAB @ UCLA, carries out silicon photonics and real-time instruments research and development. The laboratory's R&D activities are primarily aimed for application in biomedicine, communication and defense. The laboratory has two objectives: to solve critical problems faced by industry and in national security and to produce creative scientists and engineers who can spearhead innovation and technological breakthroughs. Facilities used include California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Cleanroom, Nanoelectronics Research Facility (NRF) Cleanroom, UCLA Center for High Frequency Electronics (CHFE), and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Bio-Suite.
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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is actively performing photonics research, mainly through its Optoelectronics Group. The Optoelectronics Group hybrid silicon platform integrates active optical components on a silicon chip by coupling light evanescently from a waveguide to a bonded III/V layer. The group's silicon photonics current research include PICs, particularly development of high efficiency, high-speed free-space beam controllers with integrated amplification, phase control, and feedback on a silicon substrate. The Optoelectronics Group operates several facilities to carry out its research, including Nanotech Facilities, Optoelectronics (FEMTO) Lab and Thermoelectrics and High-Efficiency Photovoltaics Lab.
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Verizon Communications is a broadband and telecommunications company. It serves three main lines of businesses: wireless, residential and small business services, and enterprise services. Solutions offered by Verizon are designed to empower its customers, from individuals to businesses and communities. The company is known for providing a range of powerful technological solutions like 4G wireless and FiOS Internet, secure cloud computing, Machine-to-Machine communication, and robust omnichannel experiences. Based primarily in America, Verizon also has operations in about 150 nations worldwide.
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vario-optics, founded in 2009 as a spinoff of the well-known Varioprint AG, with location in Heiden (Switzerland) is a leading supplier of Electro Optical Circuit Boards (EOCB). With this new technology, vario-optics has made significant investments, not only in the product technology but also in thedevelopment of the production process technology and the necessary infrastructure. The products are sold globally, to all major markets, such as telecom, industry, medical, automotive, military and aerospace.
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VERTILAS develops, produces and distributes innovative laser diodes for optical communications technology, sensor engineering and measurement methods. VERTILAS laser diodes emit normal to the wafer surface, hence the name Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers. These VCSEL diodes stand out for their high-speed data transfer capabilities: up to 10 Gbit/s, as well as for their small structural shape, low current threshold and low power consumption. Long wavelength VCSELs constitute a core component of future laser-optic communication networks through which fiber-to-the-home plans are being made possible in a cost-effective manner. With its newly-developed laser diodes having a wavelength range of 1.3 µm to 2 µm, VERTILAS is one of the leading global providers in the field of long-wavelength VCSELs.

VLC Photonics is a photonic design house who provides its expertise in optical chip design and fabless manufacturing and packaging of custom photonic integrated circuits. VLC Photonics closely works with all major photonic foundries and optical materials: Silica: SiO2, glass/PLC, Silicon Photonics: Silicon-on-Insulator, SOI, TriPleX: Si3N4/SiN, InP/GaAs, etc. Additionally, VLC Photonics can provide optical chip characterization and testing services, high-level optical engineering services and process design kit development.

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Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co (VPEC) is a provider for solutions in wireless communications, optical fiber communications and solar cell applications. VPEC is a leading GaAs epitaxial wafer manufacturer. Its GaAs HBT devices can be applied in a wide range of applications, including mobile handsets, wireless LAN, Blue Tooth, base stations, automobile radar, optical fiber communications, MMIC, RFIC, and satellite communication system. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Taiwan.
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VPIphotonics provides professional photonic design software and services for optical component and system vendors, as well as system and network integrators. VPIphotonics offers a flexible software environment supporting requirements in photonic integrated circuits and fiber-based component designs, optical system and network designs, as well as cost optimization of equipment choices leading to performance reports and bill of materials. The solutions provided by the company are applied in research and development as well as in marketing by hundreds of companies throughout the globe.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a non-profit government organisation operating under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy. In photonics, VTT's technology offering covers the whole value-chain from devices to modules and systems. VTT aims towards developing wafer-level, sheet-level and large-area packaging and integration technologies by combining mature processes with novel fabrication methods. VTT's strength is in system level integration. Applications include optical and electrical sensors, photonic and electronic components and modules, large-area electronics and optical sensors and instruments for process control.
XiO Photonics is a supplier of optical devices based on Photonic Integrated Circuits: PICs for visible light and near infrared applications. XiO Photonics use TriPleX™ technology, a low loss on-chip waveguide technology which allows for control of wavelength, intensity, phase, mode size, polarization and input-output geometries. The technology is optimized for wavelengths from 400 up to 2000 nm. XiO Photonics has built an extensive expertise in coupling optical fibers to chips in various configurations including combinations with electronic interfaces to create functional electro-optical or active optical devices.
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Yelo, located in Carrickfergus, near Belfast UK, manufactures custom Automated Electrical & Electronic Test Equipment for testing printed circuit boards and Lasers. Yelo photonic and electronic test knowledge combined with mechanical, electrical, electronic and software design disciplines and CNC and production capabilities all under one roof provide reduced test costs for the Photonics Industry, Telecommunications & Electronics, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Rail, Electricity, Water, etc.

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