23-24 April 2024 | 12PM

ePIXfab in collaboration with the ELENA, PATTERN, PHORMIC and photonixFAB projects organized a two half-day workshop on heterogeneous integration on April 23-24 2024.

 

08-12 April 2024 | 09AM

The course focuses on the process to translate a photonic circuit idea into a working chip, going from schematic design and circuit simulation to layout, routing, and interactive design rule checking.

As part of the course, the participants get the opportunity to actually tape out a design that will be fabricated with an e-beam prototyping service and characterized. Based on these results, the design can be improved and submitted to a wafer-scale multi-project-wafer run of which the participants will receive the final chips.

04 October 2023 | 17PM

Once again, JePPIX has joined forces with ePIXfab to organize the 14th edition of the European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF).

This year’s event focuses on enabling the scale-up of SiPh and InP PIC technology and will be moderated by Kevin Williams (JePPIX) and Wim Bogaerts (ePIXfab).

11 September 2023 | 10AM

This second ICOS event will be dedicated to reviewing the main EU and non-EU semiconductor ecosystems, as well as the main EU and International activities and most promising technologies in the field of Advanced Computing and Functionalities. We will discuss Advanced computation, Smart Sensors and Smart energy, Energy Harvesting and Semiconductor-based photonics with leading experts.

These reviews will highlight the strengths of the main leading Institutions in each country (Universities, RTO, Industries) in each technological area, and will be carried out on the basis of the expertise of ICOS partners and knowledge in this field, on the input of the Roadmap teams for these research activities, on publications and possibly using other supports.

07-09 July 2023 | 08AM

The Asia-Europe Silicon Photonics Symposium and Course bring industrial and academic technology leaders from the leading ecosystems in the world to bring a full spectrum of perspectives about silicon photonics technology and its applications.

The symposium will focus on the potential of silicon photonics in various application domains. The course will focus on a deeper understanding of the technological and device concepts and the scientific state of the art in this field.

02-06 July 2023 | 09AM

Geared towards industrial and academic participants, ePIXfab silicon photonics schools go all the way from fundamentals to the latest developments in the science and technology of silicon PIC design, fabrication, assembly and testing for ever-growing applications of silicon photonics.

07-09 May 2023 | 09AM

This 3-day training course provides industry, especially those involved in PIC-based product development, with the basic technical skills in ideating, designing, fabricating, and testing SiPh PICs. The course covers various forms of SiPh such as thin SOI, thick SOI, LPCVD SiN, PECVD SiN, and Ge- on-Si along with the deployment of these technologies into application domains such as communications, medical, sensors, quantum, environmental, computing, etc.

26-28 April 2023 | 07AM

The very first ICOS Workshop will be held on April 26th to 28th in Grenoble to gather an overview of the strategies of different leading countries in the field of semiconductors, of European and International roadmaps, and conduct an initial analysis of the gaps between EU activities and the most promising technologies highlighted in Roadmaps for possible future international collaborations – collaborations to be strengthened or to be proposed on topics of mutual interests.

19-21 April 2023 | 11AM

Given the fact that many players in the integrated photonics industry struggle to fill up vacancies and that many of the ECIO attendees are PhD-students, the exhibition session and panel discussion will focus on career development: what opportunities are there for graduates moving to industry?; what does a career in photonics entail? The event will be moderated by Roel Baets (ePIXfab) and Kevin Williams (JePPIX).

22-21 March 2023 | 08AM

ePIXfab, in collaboration with LioniX International, is organizing the 4th edition of an intensive short Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics course.

This is a two-half-day course, which will take place on 20-21 March 2023. The course will take place in a hybrid mode where you can join either onsite at Upark hotel (De Veldmaat 8, 7522 NM Enschede, the Netherlands) or online via Zoom.

08 March 2023 | 17PM

Prominent industrial speakers discussing challenges and perspectives for the heterogeneous (or hybrid) silicon photonics platforms for next-gen datacoms and new applications

21 November 2022 | 17PM

The SiEPICfab-ePIXfab Workshop on Laser Integration in Silicon Photonics brings together experts to discuss the most promising approaches to laser integration and the applications that this capability will enable.
Participation in experimental MPWs using two of these approaches (transfer printing and photonic wire bonding) will be offered as an option in this workshop.

20 October 2022 | 07AM

China-Europe Silicon Photonics Symposium brings industrial and academic technology leaders from the leading eco-systems in the world to bring a full spectrum of perspectives about silicon photonics technology and its applications.

 

18-19 October 2022 | 07AM

China-Europe Silicon Photonics Course brings industrial and academic technology leaders from the leading eco-systems in the world to bring a full spectrum of perspectives about silicon photonics technology and its applications.

20 September 2022 | 16PM

JePPIX and ePIXfab have joined forces again to organize the 13th edition of the European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF). This year’s EPIF aims to sum up the PIC-year since the last ECOC in terms of PIC developments and the people behind these key developments. We will bring an impressive PIC start-up story, a corporate PIC-vision, and exciting stories of the latest PIC-developments by JePPIX partners and ePIXfab members.

 

19-20 August 2022 | 09AM

This 3-day training course provides industry, especially those involved in PIC-based product development, with the basic technical skills in ideating, designing, fabricating, and testing SiPh PICs. The course covers various forms of SiPh such as thin SOI, thick SOI, LPCVD SiN, PECVD SiN, and Ge- on-Si along with the deployment of these technologies into application domains such as communications, medical, sensors, quantum, environmental, computing, etc.

20-24 June 2022 | 09AM

Lectures on fundamentals in silicon photonics science and technology, and its emerging applications. An exquisite lineup of renowned experts in the field will deliver comprehensive lectures covering fundamental and advanced topics.

Poster session to learn, share and network with peers and experts. The school will organize a poster session where the participants are encouraged to introduce themselves, their expertise, and their projects.

17 May 2022 | 12PM

Introductory online courses

10-12 May 2022 | 12PM

This 3-day training course provides industry, especially those involved in PIC-based product development, with the basic technical skills in ideating, designing, fabricating, and testing SiPh PICs. The course covers various forms of SiPh such as thin SOI, thick SOI, LPCVD SiN, PECVD SiN, and Ge- on-Si along with the deployment of these technologies into application domains such as communications, medical, sensors, quantum, environmental, computing, etc.

11-15 April 2022 | 12PM

The Specialist Course on Silicon Photonics Design goes from ideation to characterization of a working silicon photonics chip. The course focuses on the process of translating a photonic circuit idea into a working chip, going from schematic design and circuit simulation to layout, routing, and interactive design rule checking.

21-22 March 2022 | 12PM

ePIXfab in collaboration with LIGENTEC is organizing the 3rd edition of an intensive short course on Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics. This is two half-day course, which will take place on 21-22 March 2022. The course will take place in a hybrid mode where you can join either onsite in EPFL Innovation Park (Uranus room in Building D) Lausanne (Switzerland) or online.

15-18 November 2021 | 17PM

Silicon photonic integrated circuits have allowed for incredible advances in a number of fields, including LiDAR, signal processing, sensors, and data transmission, in part due to the manufacturability of CMOS compatible processes. However, silicon is a poor light emitter, and the integration of compound semiconductor lasers with silicon photonics remains a common challenge.

The SiEPICfab-ePIXfab Workshop on Laser Integration in Silicon Photonics brings together experts in various fields to discuss the most promising approaches of laser integration and the applications that will be enabled by this capability. Participation in experimental MPWs using two of these approaches (transfer printing and photonic wire bonding) will be offered as an option in this workshop

01 October 2021 | 13PM

Silicon photonics (SiPh) is a key photonic integration technology. The evolution pace of silicon photonics technology is tremendous. Industries developing SiPh-based solutions have to continuously train their workforce to equip them with the latest trends and developments.

This 3-day training course provides industry, especially those involved in PIC-based product development, with the basic technical skills in ideating, designing, fabricating, and testing SiPh PICs. The course covers various forms of SiPh such as thin SOI, thick SOI, LPCVD SiN, PECVD SiN, and Ge- on-Si along with the deployment of these technologies into application domains such as communications, medical, sensors, quantum, environmental, computing, etc.

16 September 2021 | 13PM

the European Silicon Photonics Alliance is collaborating with the China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) to organize a 3-hour forum on Open-access silicon photonics fabrication platforms. The forum will take place on September 16, 2021, at the 23rd CIOE in Shenzhen. The forum will provide updates on the recent trends, current state-of-the-art, and upcoming developments in open-access silicon photonics technologies. Silicon photonics is a high-index contrast photonic IC technology that leverages the CMOS processing toolsets for the manufacturing of complex photonic functions on highly miniaturized chips at low cost irrespective of the manufacturing volume. 

29 August 2021 | 14PM

The European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF) embodies influential stakeholders of the international photonic integration ecosystem. Every year, ePIXfab and JePPIX join forces to organize EPIF with the support of its members and partners. This year the 12th edition of the EPIF will be held on 29th October 2021 from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm (Belgium Time) in an online setting. Participation is free!

29-31 August 2021 | 14PM

THE 3RD CHINA-EUROPE SILICON PHOTONICS COURSE AND SYMPOSIUM WILL TAKE PLACE IN A FULLY ONLINE MODE. THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE HAS MADE THIS DECISION DUE TO AN INCREASE IN COVID CASES IN CHINA. ONSITE PARTICIPATION IN HANGZHOU WILL NO LONGER BE POSSIBLE DUE TO STRICT REGULARITY MEASURES IMPLEMENTED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN CHINA.

14-18 June 2021 | 14PM

Geared towards industrial and academic participants, ePIXfab silicon photonics schools go all the way from fundamentals to the latest developments in the science and technology of silicon PIC design, fabrication, assembly and testing for ever-growing applications of silicon photonics.

12-13 November 2020 | 12PM

ePIXfab in collaboration with PIX4life is organizing the 2nd edition of an intensive short course on Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics. This is two half-day online course, which will take place on 12-13 November 2020.

22 June 2020 | 15PM

In this webinar, six panelists will give their view on the future of MPW-service for integrated photonics and will join in a panel discussion moderated by Kevin Williams (JePPIX) and Roel Baets (ePIXfab).

22 June 2020 | 13PM

Give a boost to your unique PIC ideas

  • Attend the design trainings offered by 5 top design software companies
  • This training session is organized by ePIXfab through the support of European Conference On Integrated Optics
15-19 June 2020 | 12PM

Geared towards industrial and academic participants, ePIXfab silicon photonics schools go all the way from fundamentals to the latest developments in the science and technology of silicon PIC design, fabrication, assembly and testing for ever-growing applications of silicon photonics.

28 May 2020 | 13PM

Companies are harvesting at an accelerated pace from the tremendous technological maturity demonstrated by silicon photonic technology. Mass manufactured silicon photonics products developed at low-cost using CMOS process toolsets are hitting market sectors such as optical communication, Lidar, sensing and medical. Silicon photonics is a young technology which is evolving at an incredible pace. Hence, there is a continuous requirement to educate, train and update the industrial workforce – R&D staff and management – about the latest developments in this dynamic field. China-Europe International Silicon Photonics Symposium and Course brings along industrial and academic technology leaders from the leading eco-systems in the world to bring a full spectrum of perspective about silicon photonics technology and its applications. The symposium will focus on perspectives with respect to the potential of silicon photonics in various application domains. The course will focus on deeper understanding of the technological and device concepts as well as on the scientific state of the art in this field.

14 November 2019 | 13PM

ePIXfab in collaboration with PIX4life is organizing a one-day crash course on Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics. The crash course will take place on 14th November at Novotel hotel near Brussels Airport.

24-26 October 2019 | 14PM

Companies are harvesting at an accelerated pace from the tremendous technological maturity demonstrated by silicon photonic technology. Mass manufactured silicon photonics products developed at low-cost using CMOS process toolsets are hitting market sectors such as optical communication, Lidar, sensing and medical. Silicon photonics is a young technology which is evolving at an incredible pace. Hence, there is a continuous requirement to educate, train and update the industrial workforce – R&D staff and management – about the latest developments in this dynamic field. China-Europe International Silicon Photonics Symposium and Course brings along industrial and academic technology leaders from the leading eco-systems in the world to bring a full spectrum of perspective about silicon photonics technology and its applications. The symposium will focus on perspectives with respect to the potential of silicon photonics in various application domains. The course will focus on deeper understanding of the technological and device concepts as well as on the scientific state of the art in this field.

24 September 2019 | 18PM

European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF) is an embodiment of the most important European stakeholders operating in various segments of the European photonic integration ecosystem. Every year, ePIXfab and JePPIX join forces to organize EPIF with the support of its members and partners. This year the 10th edition of the EPIF will be held at the 45th conference on optical communication (ECOC) on 24th September 2019 in Room Merrion from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Dublin Showground, which is the venue for the ECOC conference.

01-05 July 2019 | 13PM

After three impressive schools in Ghent University (Belgium), ePIXfab’s 4th edition of the silicon photonics summer school is coming to Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy).

This edition of the summer school is tailor-made for participants to learn all the way from basics of silicon photonics science and technology to its applications in an ever-growing set of areas. Industrial and academic experts from across the globe will be delivering tutorials on hot-topics and emerging developments in this dynamically changing field. The school provides the audience with an excellent opportunity to engage and interact with the top-notch experts in this field.

17-21 June 2019 | 13PM

The Specialist Course on Silicon Photonics Design offers a focused, hands-on design course. It is targeted at researchers and engineers with an already fundamental understanding of photonic integrated circuits. The course focused on the process to translate a photonic circuit idea into a working chip, going from schematic design and circuit simulation to layout, routing and interactive design rule checking. As part of the course, the participants get the opportunity to actually tape-out a design that will be fabricated with an e-beam prototyping service and characterized. Based on these results, the design can be improved and submitted to a wafer-scale multi-project-wafer run of which the participants will receive the final chips.

24 April 2019 | 13PM

The 2019 conference took place in Ghent, Belgium and was a great academic success with speakers from all over the world.

11-15 June 2018 | 17PM

After two successful editions with participants from across the globe, ePIXfab organizes the 3rd edition of its Silicon Photonics Summer School. We combine this back-to-back with the second edition of the focused Specialist Course on Silicon Photonics Design.

The summer school runs from 11th to 15th June 2018  and is followed by the design course from 18th to 22nd June 2018 at Ghent University (Belgium). The two modules can be taken together or separately.

18 September 2017 | 12PM

This forum provides an opportunity for end users (both academic and industrial) to get in direct contact with the major European players of the photonics integration ecosystem.

19-23 June 2017 | 14PM

Ghent University in collaboration with ePIXfab is offering a specialized course on silicon photonics. This unique course provides an opportunity to the participants to design, fabricate and test their idea by prototyping their own silicon photonics chip. This “all-in-one course” takes the participants through the complete silicon photonics design flow in a step-by-step way.

The course has two parts. In the first part, the participants learn about the silicon photonics design flow. They use this knowledge to conceive a design idea and transform it into a design rule compliant layout, which is afterward fabricated by Australian Silicon Photonics. In the second part, the participants get an opportunity to characterize their design by using the measurement facilities of photonics research group at Ghent University.

 

26-01 April 2017 | 11AM

This school aims at introducing students and post-docs with an optics background to the concepts of integrated quantum photonics. We will start from the general concepts of quantum optics, quantum information, quantum simulation and computing and we will move to the main building blocks of an integrated photonic quantum circuits (single photon sources, entangled photon sources, single photon detectors,  linear optical devices, quantum interference devices, and materials and processing to manufacture integrated quantum devices). Then we will discuss integrated quantum circuits and their applications in security, communication, computing, sensing-measurements and quantum key distribution. The lectures will be presented by the main scientists who have pioneered this photonic technology.

In addition to standard classes, laboratory sessions will be organized to facilitate the development of a proper design of integrated circuits on the student request. Rump evening sessions on hot topics in the field will be organized to facilitate discussions among students and lecturers. Since this is a residential school, both the students and the lecturers will reside in the same place which will make easy discussions in an informal venue or on the ski fields.

20-24 February 2017 | 11AM

Photonics enable low footprint, high bandwidth, and energy-efficient devices, systems, and integrated circuits (ICs). This is driving the expansion of photonic technologies in a broad range of industries and technologies, including high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers, consumer wearables, automotive, sensing, AI, and quantum information science. Synopsys is accelerating the adoption of photonic IC technologies with a seamless, unified design platform to help IC designers and photonic engineers innovate and succeed in a wide range of silicon photonic and fiber-optic applications. With Synopsys solutions, design teams have access to industry-leading electronic and photonic design software to achieve greater productivity, accuracy, and faster time to market. Our design automation tools include Synopsys OptoCompiler, Synopsys OptSim, Synopsys Photonic Device Compiler and the RSoft Photonic Device Tools.

18 September 2016 | 09AM

Future developments in the field of datacom/telecom and sensing will require a high level of photonic integration. Silicon Photonics is widely seen as a key enabling technology as it leverages from Situs Slot Gacor CMOS technology allowing low cost manufacturing even for moderate volumes. While the field was predominantly a research field up to a few years ago, we now see the emergence of industrial silicon photonics products ranging from short-reach datacom transceivers to high capacity coherent transceivers and from optical coherence tomography systems to lab-on-a-chip devices. The science and technology of Silicon Photonics have made tremendous progress since its inception. But has it answered all the challenges associated with it? The main theme of this course is to answer this question by looking into recent progress and breakthroughs associated with Silicon Photonics and open challenges. Specifically, the course will address:

– Recent progress made on component level development in Silicon Photonics.

– Recent application specific progress made by Silicon Photonics, both in the field of high-speed transceivers as well as in the field of sensing.

– Recent evolutions in the prototyping and manufacturing platforms for Silicon Photonics as well as the complementing services and tools (design, MPW-service, packaging…).

29-02 September 2016 | 09AM

The ePIXfab-plat4M summer school is organized from 29th of August 2016 to 2nd of September 2016 at Ghent University. The course carries it legacy from the silicon photonics summer school in 2014 with over 150 participants from across the globe.

The doctoral school will expose the participants to the fundamental concepts of silicon photonics. It will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to get a strong insight into the latest developments in silicon photonics technology. Renowned speakers in the field of silicon photonics will showcase hot topics and latest research results for various applications of silicon photonics.

The hands-on session in the summer school will train the participants in silicon photonic component design, circuit level simulation and design-rule complaint layout. Poster sessions at the summer school with enable the participants with an opportunity to interact with world-renowned experts of silicon photonics to discuss their ideas and potential challenges.

01 March 2016 | 09AM

Silicon photonics is emerging as a game-changing technology that allows to implement optical systems in a very compact footprint. It is leveraged by the established CMOS technology and enables low-cost manufacturing of photonic and optoelectronic modules, not only for high volume markets but also at more moderate volume levels. Silicon photonics technology is a major research field in academia and in recent years has paved its way into industrial products as well. Functionalities such as optical transceivers, optical switching and many types of sensing have already been demonstrated. Now the technology is sufficiently advanced and is ready to implement complete systems for a wide range of applications such as datacom, consumer appliances, sensing, biomedical and defense. This course is targeted towards the engineers or researchers who wish to acquire a general understanding of the field of silicon photonics and its potential or who have the ambition to start prototyping a silicon photonics IC in a fabless way. The course covers the fundamentals of silicon photonics technology, its applications, sate-of- the-art and market potential by looking at its strengths and challenges. Silicon photonics IC technology, design methodologies, packaging and testing aspects will be presented by major European players in the field of silicon photonics. The access mechanisms of multi-project-wafer (MPW) services and the fabless prototyping mode will be covered in detail.

27 September 2015 | 09AM

Course aim: to provide insight into the field of silicon photonics, including the concepts, the technologies, the key actors, the major application domains and the approaches for fabless prototyping.

Intended audience: industrial or academic engineers or researchers who wish to acquire a general understanding of the field of silicon photonics and its potential or who have the ambition to start prototyping a silicon photonics IC in a fabless way.