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European Manufacturing Platform for Photonic Integrated Circuits (EUROPIC)

Project status: Ongoing and ends in 2012

About EUROPIC

EuroPIC project aims to facilitate access by small companies to cost-effective Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) manufacture in Europe Research on manufacturing methods to develop an open-access industrial generic foundry production capability for Europe. EuroPIC has received 3.75 million euros funding to effect a fundamental change in the way applications based on photonic integrated circuits are designed and manufactured in Europe. The key development is to facilitate access by small companies (SMEs) to development and manufacturing of photonic micro-systems in the form of advanced but very cost effective PICs. This will be done by developing a generic technology that is capable of realizing complex PICs from a small set of basic building blocks.

The consortium will carry out research into manufacturing methods and high-throughput processes which will lead to an open-access industrial generic foundry production capability for Europe. It will demonstrate the potential of the generic approach by fabricating a number of Application Specific PICs (ASPICs) with a record combination of complexity and performance, for a wide range of applications in telecommunications, sensors, data communications, medical systems, metrology and consumer photonics.

Partners

TUE (Netherlands), Alcatel Thales III/V (France), Baas BV (Netherlands), BB Photonics (Netherlands), Cambridge U (UK), CIP (UK), EPIC (France), FiberSensing (Portugal), Filarete Srl (Italy), FhG-HHI (Germany), Genexis (Netherlands), Oclaro (UK), MiPlaza Philips Research (Netherlands), Cedova Photonics (Netherlands), Phoenix (Netherlands), Photon design (UK), VanderHoek Photonics (Netherlands), Willow Photonics (UK)

EUROPIC web site: http://europic.jeppix.eu/

 
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