Review of Silicon Photonics Foundry Efforts

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Review of Silicon Photonics Foundry Efforts
Review of Silicon Photonics Foundry Efforts
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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
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01 July 2014
Lim, A.E.-J.; Junfeng Song; Qing Fang; Chao Li; Xiaoguang Tu; Ning Duan; Kok Kiong Chen; Tern, R.P.-C.; Tsung-Yang Liow, "Review of Silicon Photonics Foundry Efforts," Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of , vol.20, no.4, pp.405,416, July-Aug. 2014 doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2013.2293274
Silicon photonics have progressed to a point where the next step for commercialization depends on the accessibility of manufacturing foundries. The implementation of a fabless foundry model using standardized process technology platforms is crucial for that to occur. Research and development (R&D) foundries are beginning to play bigger roles in transforming silicon photonics into a mature technology for mass production. R&D foundry services such as multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles, customized process developmental runs and small volume manufacturing are discussed. The development of commercial foundries for low cost, high volume production is also shown to be underway, and key results from an on-going effort to set-up a manufacturing silicon photonics foundry line are presented.
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