PhoeniX Software Works Towards Standardized Building Blocks to Bridge the Gap Between Photonics, Plasmonics and Electronic IC's

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EU Project PLASMOfab was launched

PLASMOfab is a new ambitious EU-HORIZON2020 project, that was launched on 1st January 2016 with the goal to develop the photonic integration technology (PIC) that will enable mass-manufacturing of high-performance photonic components. The three-year research project aims to revolutionalize integration technology of photonic devices by using plasmonic technology as the means to bridge the gap between photonic and electronic ICs. The project will focus on CMOS compatible metals and photonic structures that will be harmonically co-integrated with electronics via standardized CMOS processes. As a validation stage, the proposed PIC platform will be used along with advanced peripherals to develop predominant functional modules of unprecedented performances in the areas of optical data communications (low power, low footprint 100 Gb/s serial NRZ transmitter) and bio-sensing (Ultra-sensitive, multi-channel inflammation marker sensor).

The project is scheduled to run for three years bringing together 5 leading industrial partners and 5 top-ranked academic and research institutes in the PIC and opto-electronics value chain. Next to PhoeniX Software the project participants are the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) also coordinating the project, Université de Bourgogne- member of UBFC (France), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland), AMO GmbH (Germany), Austriamicrosystems AG (Austria), Micram Microelectronics GmbH (Germany), Saarland University (Germany), Mellanox (Israel) and Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria).

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