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Eelko Brinkhoff appointed new PhotonDelta CEO to further grow the organisation as a leading international ecosystem for integrated photonics.

Eindhoven 21 December 2023 – as of February 19,  2024, Eelko Brinkhoff, currently Managing Director Foreign Investments & International Trade at Brabant Development Agency, will join PhotonDelta as CEO. Eelko Brinkhoff has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Foreign Direct Investments and internationalisation of small and medium enterprises. He has built a strong

Join our ecosystem

The PhotonDelta ecosystem: a vibrant community of investors, tech companies, and end-users innovating next generation solutions in integrated photonics. Our growing network pioneers the research, design, development, and manufacture of photonics technology. Our ecosystem thrives through the ongoing activities of its members Through our shared mission, we play a part in the creation of innovative

High-end technology supplier of products and systems Demcon joins PhotonDelta’s integrated photonics ecosystem

Recently, PhotonDelta signed a partner agreement with Demcon, a leading Dutch R&D partner for high-end technology with headquarters in Enschede and offices in Best, Delft, Groningen, Maastricht, Münster and Singapore. The addition of Demcon to PhotonDelta’s ecosystem will reinforce the Dutch integrated photonic systems supply-chain with their system-level design, development and engineering services across various

Business Development Manager Semicon/Asia 

Are you ready to make an impact in an area that is set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? Do you get excited by the prospect of positioning PhotonDelta as an industry partner, thought leader, and accelerator of collaboration in the ecosystem? And are you ready for your next professional adventure? PhotonDelta needs

Innovation Mission Taiwan: Integrated Photonics, Advanced Packaging, and Quantum Technology

Are you active in the field of integrated photonics, advanced packaging of semiconductors, or quantum technology, and are you interested in exploring the opportunities and developments of these key technologies in Taiwan with us? Then join this innovation mission to Taiwan from 2-6 September 2024. Integrated photonics, advanced packaging, and quantum technology are important technologies

Government Relations & Strategy Manager

Are you ready to make an impact in an area that is set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? Do you get excited by building relevant networks to influence European, national, and regional opportunities for new projects and funding that contribute to accelerating the photonic chip industry in the Netherlands? And are you

PhotonVentures closes second fundraising round for its fund at €75 million

Breukelen, Netherlands – 16 April 2024 – PhotonVentures, the deep tech venture capital fund focused on startups and scale-ups developing solutions with photonic chips, is proud to announce that its second fundraising round of over €15 million has been successfully completed, bringing the fund’s total to the targeted €75 million. The enthusiasm in the market

Spectrik’s real-time sensor could offer a way out of the nitrogen crisis

A startup based in Eindhoven may be able to put a stop to the Dutch ‘nitrogen conflict’. Using Spectrik’s integrated photonics-based sensor, farmers and policymakers will be able to quantify nitrogen emissions, thus providing much-needed hard data to curb emissions. Few startups have to navigate a more explosive public debate than Spectrik. Farmers’ protest movements

Pioneering ‘MasterPlus Programme in Optics and Photonics’ to see the light in September 2024

PhotonDelta and Optics Netherlands have launched a first-of-its-kind ‘MasterPlus’ Programme in Optics and Photonics – in partnership with the Netherlands’ three leading technology universities: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and University of Twente (UT). The programme will be a talent pipeline for the optics and photonics industry, which makes

Twente start-up aims to revolutionise AR

If, in a couple of years, you’re finding your way around town using visual cues projected onto your glasses, you may have Dutch startup Brilliance from Enschede to thank for it.  Having just returned from the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco, co-founders Tim Tiek and Douwe Geuzebroek of Brilliance couldn’t be in a

PIC International Conference 2024 

PIC International is an annual two-day Photonic Integrated Circuit conference. The 9th edition takes place on 16 and 17 April 2024 in Brussels, Belgium. As a Platinum Plus sponsor, PhotonDelta invites you to join the conference and meet our ecosystem partners. The 9th PIC International conference will build on the success of its predecessors, with

Amazec Photonics secures €1.5 million Seed Round to develop new generation of circulatory and heart failure detection tech

PhotonDelta backs photonics medtech that creates minimally invasive and more accurate monitoring solutions for diagnosing the performance of circulatory and cardiovascular systems Oudkarspel, the Netherlands; 15 February 2024: Amazec Photonics, a photonics based medtech, has secured a €1.5 million Seed Round to develop its pioneering minimally invasive diagnosis devices. The round was led by PhotonDelta

Epiphany: a bridge to help speed up the adoption of integrated photonics technology

In an industry still lacking standardisation, Twente-based design house Epiphany Design is making itself available up as a guide in the thick jungle of integrated photonics. A new Integrated Photonics design house has emerged from the Dutch Photondelta ecosystem. Leveraging more than four decades of cumulative experience, Enschede-based Epiphany Design aims to act as a

Exploring careers in the photonic chip industry

Do you want to play your part in the emerging world of photonic chips? Our ecosystem partners are always happy to get in touch with talented people who want to join the Dutch photonic chip industry. PhotonDelta is an ecosystem of companies that design, develop, and manufacture solutions with photonic chips. These chips use light

CES

Come and meet PhotonDelta from 9 to 12 January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas! From the PhotonDelta ecosystem Mantispectra, Scantinel Photonics, Ommatidia, Surfix Diagnostics and SuperLight Photonics will be represented. If you want to gain further insight in what the PhotonDelta ecosystem has to offer, meet us at booth 62100, the Netherlands Pavilion,

OFC Conference & Exhibition 

OFC is the premier global event for optical communications and networking, and will attract 13,000 participants from 70 countries in the 2024 edition to an inspiring conference and exiting exhibition that showcases the latest industry advancements and emerging technologies.   One of OFC’s highlights is the live interoperability demonstrations from leading optics companies running over OFCnet. Another is the

Ultra- narrow linewidth integrated CW tunable laser at 1310nm

LioniX International recently introduced a new high-precision integrated tunable laser that operates at 1310 nm in the O-band, targeting high growth applications across optical communications and optical sensing sectors. The collaboration between LioniX, Sivers Photonics, and Chilas has given rise to this laser, hot off the lab bench and ready to redefine industry standards. “The

Connecting Talent and Industry with CARLA Camp & High Tech Exchange

PhotonDelta’s Human Capital Program is helping to bridge the gap between STEM students and the photonics industry. This October, Optics Netherlands, Photonics Society Eindhoven, PhotonicsNL and PhotonDelta collaborated on the Optica High Tech Exchange and CARLA Camp, two events connecting aspiring tech talent with industry insiders and academic experts in Eindhoven. Sponsoring the Optica High

Brilliance secures seed investment from PhotonVentures and Oost NL to develop laser engines for Augmented Reality glasses

Enschede, the Netherlands – 29 November 2023. Enschede-based Brilliance builds and develops chips for laser projection applications in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) glasses. Brilliance has developed a laser technology that offers a breakthrough for the current limitations of low resolution and high energy consumption by projecting very sharp, coulorful images onto glass

Superlight Photonics’ ‘white’ laser set to revolutionise imaging

Enschede-based startup Superlight Photonics has developed a broadband-laser chip that can replace the bulky and power-hungry technology currently used in advanced imaging and metrology equipment. The idea popped into his head while moving the remainder of his belongings from Germany to his new home in Enschede. During his PhD research at the Department of Ultrafast

Europe’s largest integrated photonics companies call on the EU to support building a resilient supply chain for photonic ICs

Group of CEOs present the EU Commission with a €4.25 billion plan to support growth of industry which is critical to applications including high speed internet, data security, autonomous vehicles and quantum computing. Eindhoven, Netherlands; 7th November 2023: CEOs from eight* of Europe’s largest integrated photonics companies have presented Thomas Skordas, Deputy Director-General, DG Connect,

PhotonDelta invests in Spectrik, an integrated photonics venture addressing nitrogen crisis

Eindhoven, 01-11-2023 – PhotonDelta has invested in deep-tech venture Spectrik, currently in HighTechXL’s venture building program. Spectrik is developing an integrated photonics gas sensor to measure real time ammonia emissions at livestock farms, including dairies and pork producers. By demonstrating the precise measurement of ammonia at the farm level to policymakers, officials and environmental services,

Ewit Roos leaves PhotonDelta to increase funding for the European photonics industry.

Eindhoven, 13-10-2023 – On January 1st 2024, CEO Ewit Roos is leaving PhotonDelta to become a General Partner in the deep-tech venture capital firm PhotonVentures. Roos joined PhotonDelta eight years ago and helped the organisation develop into a recognised and well-funded integrated photonics industry accelerator with over 60 corporate members and a global reach. Photonic

ECOC Exhibition 2023

The ECOC Exhibition 2023 takes place at the SEC in Glasgow, Scotland, from 2 to 4 October. The exhibition is the networking destination for the optical communications industry. Over 3 days industry professionals can meet, share ideas, discuss trends, learn and do business. The exhibition has been running for over 28 years and has grown

PhotonDelta – NGF Programme Kick-off 

Our PhotonDelta-NGF Programme event is coming up at 6 November at the Evoluon in Eindhoven. At this event the programme partners in the PhotonDelta ecosystem are invited to share knowledge and connect with peers to tackle shared challenges in integrated photonics development. The NGF has approved the PhotonDelta-NGF Programme with the intention to bring the

PhotonDelta Partners With TU/e For Inaugural Netherlands-Taiwan Summer School

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) recently hosted academics and industry leaders from the Netherlands and Taiwan for a first-of-its-kind summer school focussed on advancing innovations in electronics and photonics. The event – Eindhoven Taiwan Summer School: Advancing Innovation In Semiconductor Electronics and Photonics – welcomed an impressive line-up of leading lights from both industries and

PhotonVentures raises €60 million to supercharge Europe’s photonics startups

Eindhoven, Netherlands; 31st August 2023: PhotonVentures has launched a venture capital fund aimed at early-stage photonic chip startups and scale ups. €60 million was raised in its first financing round with PhotonDelta as the lead investor alongside numerous private investors. PhotonVentures plans to raise a total of €100 to €150 million, with its final close

PhotonDelta Inspires Next Generation Photonics Professionals At ITSS-TSaT 2023

PhotonDelta recently sponsored the 32nd International Travelling Summer School (ITSS-TSaT) organized by Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI). The goal was to draw attention to a thriving ecosystem and inspire international students, researchers, and professors to join the photonics industry. With backgrounds in scientific fields such as terahertz science, quantum computing, and photonics, more than 70

Semiconductor industry economic mission to Phoenix and Silicon Valley

Are you globally active in the semiconductor industry? Would you like to know more about the innovation ecosystem in the United States and looking for business opportunities? Taking part in the economic mission to Phoenix and Silicon Valley, from 3 to 8 December 2023 might very well be the opportunity for you. Government involvement Prime

Innovation mission Taiwan: integrated photonics and semiconductor advanced packaging

As the largest semiconductor producing country in the world, Taiwan is indispensable in the development of integrated photonics and advanced semiconductor packaging. This is why a Dutch innovation mission will visit Taiwan to explore the opportunities and developments of these technologies. Integrated photonics and advanced packaging are important technologies with a wide range of applications

SMART Photonics secures €100 mln in additional funding

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 12 July 2023 – SMART Photonics, the Dutch foundry for photonic integrated circuits, has secured an additional round of funding of €100 mln from a group of strategic industry and financial Dutch players. Among the group of new lenders are strategic players from the semiconductor industry (ASML, NXP and VDL Groep) as

PhotonDelta moves office and launches new brand identity for further growth

The National Growth Fund‘s grant to further advance the integrated photonics industry has propelled the PhotonDelta team to expand and significantly heightened its ambitions to add more value to the industry. As of today, PhotonDelta’s new office will be at High Tech Campus 31 in Eindhoven to accommodate the expanding team. Due to this new

Delta Dialogues – October 2023

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to get involved in integrated photonics is

Delta Dialogues – September 2023

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to get involved in integrated photonics is

Delta Dialogues – July 2023

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to get involved in integrated photonics is

Launch of the Integrated Photonics for AgriFood Roadmap

Studies show that the world’s population is likely to grow to almost 10 billion by 2050, generating a 50% greater demand for food than in 2013. In order to meet this exponential demand for food, smart solutions are already being sought to optimize farming and food production processes. Integrated photonics sensors enable farmers to give

Chip Design And Advanced Packaging: Your Chip Design From Scratch To Integration

This June, leading lights from the Dutch chip design industry will reconvene for another invitation-only networking and knowledge sharing event: Chip Design And Advanced Packaging: Your Chip Design From Scratch To Integration. The event takes place at Nijmegen – widely considered to be the epicenter of the Netherlands’ chip industry since the 1950s. It’s a

Award winning photonics sensor chip opens the door to a material sensor in every pocket

MantiSpectra wins prestigious Hermes Startup Award in recognition of its breakthrough ChipSense device Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 16th April 2023: Spectral sensor technology company MantiSpectra has won the Hermes Startup Award at Hannover Messe in Germany for ChipSense – a spectral sensor on a chip. ChipSense enables the creation of novel material sensors that are 1000

New Origin secures €6 million to build independent photonic chips foundry

Funding from PhotonDelta will create production facility to supply Europe’s photonics industry with new silicon nitride chips. Enschede, The Netherlands – 12th April 2023: New Origin has secured €6 million in funding from PhotonDelta – a cross-border ecosystem of photonic chip technology organisations. The capital will be used to create the Netherland’s first independent photonic

Delta Dialogues – June 2023

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to get involved in integrated photonics is

Delta Dialogues – April

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to get involved in integrated photonics is

EFFECT Photonics Unveils Development of New Pico Tunable Laser Assembly

New pTLA to offer industry-best combination of size, affordability, and performance to meet the demand for 100G coherent at the edge. EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of highly integrated optical solutions, announced the development of a new Pico Tunable Laser Assembly (pTLA) to address the growing demand for 100G coherent transceivers in access networks. Tunable

IPSR-I Presents: Autumn Meeting 2022 Round-Up

One of the highlights of PIC Summit Europe 2022, was the autumn meeting of the Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I). Bringing together industry representatives, leading academics, and chip manufacturers from around the world, the event was another important step towards delivering integrated photonics killer applications by 2035.  IPSR-I Roadmapping Director, Peter van Arkel,

PIC International Conference 2023

PIC International is an annual two-day Photonic Integrated Circuit conference. The 8th edition takes place on 18 and 19 April 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. As a Platinum sponsor PhotonDelta invites you to join the conference and meet our ecosystem partners. The 8th PIC International conference will build on the success of its predecessors, with industry-leading

Lex Kerssemakers Joins PhotonDelta’s Supervisory Board

The former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Volvo joins PhotonDelta’s Supervisory Board. We caught up with Lex Kerssemakers to find out more about his background, his extensive career, and why he joined PhotonDelta. An Automotive Leader A veteran of the automotive industry for over 35 years, Lex Kerssemakers joined Volvo early on – starting out

QuiX Quantum wins the renowned Prism Award 2023 in the Quantum Tech category

QuiX Quantum has been awarded the Prism Award, touted as the “Oscars of Photonics”, for their 20-mode Quantum Photonic Processor. This recognition is a great accomplishment for the Dutch photonic quantum computing company, as it is another validation of their commercially available, market-leading quantum hardware. The Prism Awards is an international competition that honors the

Dutch photonics industry lights up US market with a raft of breakthroughs at Photonics West 2023

Dutch photonic startups supported by PhotonDelta, a cross-border ecosystem of photonic chip technology organisations, have made a series of breakthrough announcements at the Dutch Pavilion (booth# 5209) at Photonics West in San Francisco. Breakthroughs at Photonics West Astrape Network’s photonics solution allows for much faster data transmission compared to traditional electrical networking. Crucially, it is

Delta Dialogues – March

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to

Dutch Consortium Invests €3.5 Million in LioniX International

Enschede, the Netherlands – A Dutch consortium led by Invest-NL and FORWARD.one, and further consisting of Universiteit Twente Holding, Oost NL and PhotonDelta, invests €3.5 million in the growth ambitions of LioniX International, an Enschede based global leader in customized microsystem and photonics solutions. The consortium sees her investment in LioniX International as an illustration

Silicon Photonics (SiPh): Piggybacking on Decades of Chip Manufacturing Experience

No technology platform can do it all in integrated photonics. In part III of a four-part series, we take a closer look at a base material that stands out for its seamless integration with existing CMOS infrastructure: silicon. The origin of silicon photonics Capable of propagating high data rates at relatively low power dissipation, light

EFFECT Photonics Partners with Fabrinet to Scale Production of Highly Integrated Optical Solutions

Eindhoven, The Netherlands — EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of highly integrated optical solutions, announced today that it has selected Fabrinet as its manufacturing partner for its integrated optical sub-assemblies. Fabrinet is a global leader in high-precision optical, electronic and mechanical manufacturing services, and a proven partner for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. As a

PIC Summit Europe 2022 brought everything the community hoped for

Over 300 visitors from more than 20 countries enjoyed the first edition of PIC Summit Europe in Eindhoven on November 7 and 8. In two days, the whole integrated photonics value chain – including academics, startups, policymakers, and the industry – got together to share their views and learn from each other. CEO Ewit Roos

What is a Photonic Integrated Circuit?

A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) is a microchip containing two or more photonic components which form a functioning circuit, hence also called photonic chip. Photonic components utilise photons (or particles of light) as opposed to electrons. As they move at the speed of light, photons have a wide bandwidth and minimal energy loss, making them

Delta Dialogues – February

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. Anyone involved or looking to

PITC launches Metrology program to drastically reduce the cost of photonic chips

Integrated photonics will have a sustainable impact on society, but its adoption is hampered by long product development cycles and limited production throughput. Improving and scaling measurement and test technology are crucial for accelerating the uptake of integrated photonics. To address these challenges, the Photonic Integration Technology Center has launched the Metrology program, aimed at

QuiX Quantum opens new office in Amsterdam

The market leader in quantum computing with light has a new office in Amsterdam. This is QuiX Quantum’s third standing office since 2019, shortly following another one of their new offices in Ulm with the German Aerospace Center that they won to build a €14 M quantum computer based on photonics. Quantum in Amsterdam QuiX

Delta Dialogues – December

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. In this episode we look back at PIC Summit Europe. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is

From University to a Career in Integrated Photonics

Working in integrated photonics, means working on next generation chip technology that harnesses the power of light to create energy-efficient, faster, and more accurate microchips. Chips that help solving societal challenges in fields like healthcare, energy, food and telecom. Build upon the rich history and strong position of the Netherlands and discover career opportunities in

Delta Dialogues – November

Delta Dialogues offers your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is who’ new members are being introduced. Participants are

QuiX Quantum wins €14 million contract with the German Aerospace Center to deliver a Universal Quantum Computer

QuiX Quantum will deliver 8- and 64-qubit fully Universal Quantum Computers based on integrated photonics, integrating the existing technologies from their processors with sources, detectors, and feedforward to create a modular Photonic Quantum Computer. This represents the first commercial sale of Universal Quantum Computers based on light. The customized development for the German Aerospace Center,

Delta Dialogues – October 2022

PhotonDelta introduces the Delta Dialogues. Your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is who’ new members are being introduced.

MantiSpectra and Vestel cooperate to make home appliances smarter

The Eindhoven-based start-up MantiSpectra has signed a framework agreement with Vestel group to validate and accelerate the use of spectral sensing technologies in the domain of Smart Home appliances. MantiSpectra, a deep tech spin-off of Eindhoven University of Technology, has recently developed ChipSense™, a photonic chip that will revolutionize the spectrometer landscape and has the

Become a Startup Co-founder

Are you someone with an entrepreneurial spirit? Excited by technology that can help solve the world’s most challenging problems? Driven by a love of innovation and technology?  HighTechXL is a deep-tech venture builder based in Brainport Eindhoven, Europe’s most innovative technology region, looking to give ambitious co-founders (CEO, CFO, CTO) an opportunity to build an

SEMICON Europa

SEMICON Europa 2022 is co-located with Electronica in Munich, Germany, creating the strongest single event for electronics manufacturing in Europe, and broadening the range of attendees across the electronics chain. The theme of this year is: Accelerating the Digital Transformation. SEMICON Europa is organised in the Messe München exhibition center. What to expect at SEMICON Europa:

Silicon Europe booth at SEMICON Taiwan

SEMICON Taiwan is the most important annual trade event for the micro- and nanoelectronics industry in Taiwan. It is also one of the largest semiconductor industry trade shows in the world with over 50,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors (2019). Europe’s semiconductor industry will be present at the Silicon Europe booth. Presence of the PhotonDelta ecosystem

Cash Infusion For Photonics-Focused Biosensor Startup Delta Diagnostics

Rotterdam-based Delta Diagnostics lands seed round from PhotonDelta & TNO Investment to help bring its biosensor system to the market faster. 14 July 2022, Rotterdam – Biosensor R&D start-up Delta Diagnostics has received a seed investment from two leading innovators: research organisation TNO – The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research – and PhotonDelta, an

Delta Dialogues – September 2022

PhotonDelta introduces the Delta Dialogues. Your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is

Why Can Silicon Nitride Be an Ideal Platform for Photonic Integrated Circuits?

No technology platform can do it all in integrated photonics. That’s why we are looking for the characteristics of the various technology platforms of photonic integrated circuits. In this article, we take a closer look at a base material that stands out for its low light losses and broad spectral coverage: Silicon Nitride (SiN). In

Delta Dialogues – July 2022

PhotonDelta introduces the Delta Dialogues. Your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is

Subscribe to our newsletter

Be part of the PhotonDelta ecosystem, and sign up to receive the latest industry news via our monthly email newsletter. You’ll also gain access to PhotonDelta community events, roadmap launches, and more.  What to expect? Product releases and published research findings from PhotonDelta ecosystem partners Current voucher calls and funding opportunities for companies active in

Delta Dialogues – June 2022

PhotonDelta introduces the Delta Dialogues. Your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is

Hannover Messe Trade Fair

The Hannover Messe is one of the world’s largest trade fairs for industrial technology. From 30 May to 2 June 2022 you can discover new applications of integrated photonics technology. At Hannover Messe some 2,500 companies display their technologies for the factories and energy systems of the future at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Under the

PhotonHub Training: Introduction to Integrated Photonics Applied in Data & Telecom

Are you working in the Data & Telecom industry? And do you want to know what photonic chips have to offer? Join the free online training by PhotonHub and PhotonDelta: ”Introduction to Integrated Photonics Applied in Data & Telecom”. Integrated Photonics in Data & Telecom We live in a world of ‘Big Data’. From smartphones

HighTechXL and PhotonDelta Aim to Build More Integrated Photonics Startups

22 April 2022, Eindhoven – HighTechXL and PhotonDelta announce a technology partnership to build new integrated photonics start-ups, thereby strengthening the Brainport ecosystem and the Netherlands as a world leader in integrated photonics. PhotonDelta, the integrated photonics ecosystem, contributes its technical know-how and network, to which HighTechXL adds its venture building expertise. HighTechXL builds deep-tech

PhotonDelta Lands €1.1 Billion To Usher in a New Generation of Semiconductor Technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands – PhotonDelta, a cross-border ecosystem of photonic chip technology organisations, has, subject to conditions*, landed €1.1 billion in public and private investment to transform the Netherlands into the leader of next generation semiconductors. Capital from the Netherland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and other organisations will be used to build 200

Carla Camps 2-Day Photonics Career Event

Are you a university student or early-stage researcher? Are you interested in (integrated) photonics career opportunities? Join the 2-Day Photonics Career Camp in Delft and Eindhoven. Delft University of Technology and Carla, the Photonics Career Hub, organise a Photonics Career Camp on 31 May and 1 June. It will give you a peek into the

Delta Dialogues

PhotonDelta introduces the Delta Dialogues. Your monthly shot of inspiration, information, and the opportunity to connect with the integrated photonics community. Delta Dialogues – The community event Delta Dialogues is an interactive community call for and by the community. After a short PhotonDelta update, the floor is given to several community members. In ‘Who is

Quix Quantum Launches Record Breaking 20-Qumode Quantum Photonic Processor

QuiX Quantum, the market leader in photonic quantum computing hardware, today announced the commercial launch of the world’s largest photonic quantum processor. The processor was developed in the Netherlands and outperforms the current generation of processors by almost a factor of 2. The new quantum photonic processor has a record number of qumodes (20). It

Start prototyping

A Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) requires the right level of maturity before it can be taken to market. Like any other product, this takes rigorous prototyping and testing. That’s why the PhotonDelta ecosystem has cost-effective solutions for prototyping photonic chips for use in a range of devices. Why is prototyping so important for photonic chips?

New Roadmap Released: Sustainable Digital Infrastructures With Integrated Photonics

Global data traffic is doubling every two years. As the growth rate is likely to increase further in the future, optical communication and networking technologies are becoming essential to accommodate this growth in an energy-efficient and sustainable manner. The biggest challenge within this domain is the high energy consumption of data infrastructure. The share of

PIC International Conference

PIC International is a global conference dedicated to the industry of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). This edition will take place from 28 to 29 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Attendees to the conference will hear from industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning five sectors. The conference will equip delegates with an up-to-date overview

Laser World of Photonics

The Laser World of Photonics is the world’s leading trade fair for components, systems and applications in photonics. The 25th edition will take place from 26 to 29 April 2022 in Munich, Germany. More than 1,300 exhibitors use the fair as a platform to debut their cutting-edge offers in a cost-effective way. They have the chance to

Roadmap Launch: Sustainable Digital Infrastructures With Integrated Photonics

Global data traffic is doubling every two years. As the growth rate is likely to increase further in the future, optical communication and networking technologies are becoming essential to accommodate this growth in an energy-efficient and sustainable manner. The biggest challenge within this domain is the high energy consumption of data infrastructure. The share of

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OIP4NWE launches call for innovation support for SME’s to mature PIC-based products

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – The open innovation program OIP4NWE launches its second voucher call for innovation support to stimulate uptake of integrated photonics technology by European-based companies. Up to 5 companies will receive innovation support from the OIP4NWE consortium. By providing innovation support to SMEs and large-scale enterprises across Europe, OIP4NWE contributes to the competitiveness

New investment helps TU/e spinoff MicroAlign to speed up technology and product development

Eindhoven – A new investment by PhotonDelta and the Smart Industries TTT Fund that is managed by Innovation Industries will help TU Eindhoven spinoff MicroAlign speed up its technology and product development. MicroAlign will use the funds to optimize the quality of optical fiber-to-chip connections at packaging and start exploring the market opportunities. Photonics is

PhotonFirst successfully closes €11 million Series A funding

PhotonFirst International, a leading pioneer in integrated photonics sensing solutions for advanced applications, announced to have successfully closed its Series A funding. Jointly, their largest shareholder, Amsterdam-based private equity firm Active Capital Company, and new investor PhotonDelta have committed 11 million euros to fund the 5-year business plan of the company. The company, based in

3 Examples of How Integrated Photonics Is Impacting Data and Telecom

Early civilizations already used optical communication. For example, mirrors and smoke were used to send messages. In recent years, the potential of optics and photonics for communication is expanding rapidly and will form the basis of future communication systems. In this article we give three examples of integrated photonics applied in the data and telecom

Heterogeneous integration key to future integrated-photonics growth

No single integrated-photonics technology can do it all: they need to be combined for maximum functionality. The set of techniques to do that – hybrid or heterogeneous integration – is a key growth driver for the Dutch integrated-photonics industry. This article explains what heterogeneous integration is and why it matters. In electronics, the vast majority

The road to next-gen biosensing – download industry roadmap

Global healthcare has never been under so much pressure to deliver and innovate to provide effective patient care at affordable costs to an ever increasing and ageing population. Accurate and cost-effective biosensors are expected to play a crucial role in the roll-out of Point-of-Care testing: diagnosing patients at the point of need rather than in

Twenty years in the making, the photonic big bang is near

Over the past two decades, on more than one occasion the time seemed right for integrated-photonics technology to move beyond niche applications. Now finally, everything is lined up for that to happen, says Lionix International CEO Arne Leinse. It will require one more bold investment push, however. What will Lionix International look like in ten

New investment in light-powered biosensor accelerates the availability of high quality – low cost tests for Covid-19 and others

Surfix announces an investment of € 8,5 million by a Dutch consortium consisting of companies Qurin Diagnostics and LioniX International, industry accelerator PhotonDelta and the East Netherlands Development Agency Oost NL for further development of Surfix’s plug-and-play diagnostics platform. Surfix will use the investment to accelerate the development of its fast, reliable and attractive plug-and-play

New Technology Centre PITC Launched to Accelerate Digital Innovation With the Power of Light

New Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC) to advance innovations for global technological and societal challenges with revolutionary chip technology.  On 2 June 2021, the integrated photonics industry accelerator PhotonDelta, research institute TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente will sign a cooperation agreement for the new Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC) in the

The Role of Integrated Photonics for Future 5G Networks

Data usage and, thus, data traffic over the mobile and fibre networks is growing exponentially every year. While the currently used optical transmission solutions are reaching their limits, a new technology is ready to be implemented. Traditional photonics use manipulation of light to generate, detect, or process information. More recently, integrated photonics has shown the

Effect photonics raises $37m to develop single-chip coherent optics and scale production

EFFECT Photonics announces the first close of its Series C round, co-led by Smile Invest together with existing investor Innovation Industries Fund, exactly one year after announcing the tape-out of its Manta full photonic integration coherent PIC. Smile Invest are joined by existing investors including Innovation Industries Fund, Photon Delta, btov Partners, Brabant Development Agency

PhotonDelta is making new partnerships to accelerate the PIC startup scene

Following the renowned incubator HighTechXL, PhotonDelta has recently entered into other fruitful cooperations with NLC, Philips Innovation Services and Lumo labs. The collaboration with experienced incubators, ventures builders and coaching service providers is of strategic importance to the Dutch integrated photonics ecosystem as successful startups will help to create new applications that can benefit from

PhotonDelta and Innovation Industries invest in groundbreaking optical spectroscopy start-up: MantiSpectra

Together with Innovation Industries, PhotonDelta invests seed capital in MantiSpectra, a recent spin-off from Eindhoven University of Technology. MantiSpectra is developing an innovative near infrared (NIR) spectrometer technology using photonic integrated chips. Spectrometers can measure the chemical composition of a sample by using light. Current solutions tend to be bulky, expensive and need to be

Start of Photonics Assembly Consortium: PODIUM

A unique ecosystem to accelerate and standardize the packaging of integrated photonics. Today Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC), Tegema, PI (Physik Instrumente) and PHIX released their new Photonics Assembly Consortium called PODIUM, funded by PhotonDelta and CITC. The name PODIUM refers to PIC Open Development Infrastructure for Universal Markets. The consortium runs a program in

Photonics startup MantiSpectra takes chemical analysis out of the lab

Who says chemical analysis needs to be performed in a laboratory, by well-trained personnel? Thanks to a photonic-chip-based spectral sensing system being commercialized by startup Mantispectra, classifying and quantifying material composition will never be easier. The optimal time to harvest There’s only so much a farmer can tell about his crops just by looking at

Photonics Digital Innovation Hub secures €19 million to boost SME growth and ensure EU jobs

PhotonHub Europe – a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub –has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. PhotonHub Europe will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1.000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion

Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers tune in to the market

It’s been quite the journey, but Effect Photonics is finally ready to take the telecom market by storm with its tunable optical transceivers. In doing so, it will give the Dutch Photondelta integrated photonics ecosystem a most welcome boost, too. The start In January 2011, Boudewijn Docter and colleagues from Effect Photonics left a Silicon

PHIX welcomes new investor PhotonDelta

With the addition of PhotonDelta as a shareholder, PHIX further secures its position as a leading packaging and assembly foundry within the European integrated photonics ecosystem. PhotonDelta also provides PHIX with long term financing for equipment purchases necessary to ramp up production of optoelectronic modules. This is made possible by PhotonDelta’s funding partners: Brainport Development

Dutch industrial partners in integrated photonics collaborate on PICs in space

At the end of April, the Dutch consortia of the PhotonDelta Flagship project jointly kicked off the project. The project addresses the realization of a robust and versatile hybrid integrated photonics platform that provides scalable solutions for a suite of applications. Moreover, with two proven technology platforms within the Netherlands, InP and TriPleX, the PhotonDelta

A PhotonDelta roadmap for integrated photonics-enabled bio-sensing is coming

PhotonDelta and its partners have initiated projects to develop bio-sensors, based on integrated photonics. A bio-sensor detects the presence or concentration of specific biomolecules, microorganisms or other biological analytes. Such a sensor is critical to bringing the detection of viruses, cancer or other diseases to the point of care of a patient at an early stage. PhotonDelta works

Leading Dutch biochip companies accelerate development of fast and reliable COVID-19 test

Surfix B.V., together with its shareholders Qurin Diagnostics B.V. and LioniX International B.V., already successfully developing bio-photonic nanochips for cancer detection and other applications, today announce an accelerated development plan to allow mass-scale COVID-19 diagnosis and immunity detection with the financial support and in close collaboration with PhotonDelta. The desktop testing device will yield reliable

Successful PhotonDelta Day!

We look back at a successful event, with lively and good discussions on how to grow our integrated photonics industry! The team of PhotonDelta would like to express our appreciation and thank you for attending our first of many PhotonDelta days! We had over 125 attendees with various backgrounds: specialized in integrated photonics, high tech

Successful first PhotonDelta Application Labs Bootcamp at TU/e !

From 4 to 6 November, a multidisciplinary team of PhD students from the Eindhoven University of Technology has been working hard to identify possible integrated photonics based solutions to the next-generation product requirements of Storex. TU/e and PhotonDelta are initiators of this three day event, called ‘Application Labs Bootcamp’. The PhotonDelta Application Labs Bootcamps consist

Technobis attracts long-term financing to accelerate roll-out of Integrated Photonic Sensing solutions

Active Capital Company (ACC), PhotonDelta and ABN AMRO support integrated photonic sensing market leader by providing financing to support growth. Integrated photonics is a key enabling technology that provides unparalleled technological solutions to help solve scientific, economical and societal challenges. In line with these developments, Technobis is accelerating the commercialization of next generation, PIC-activated (Photonic

EFFECT Photonics receives funding

EFFECT Photonics has secured €5M in funding from PhotonDelta to support its growing business. The funds will be used to further accelerate product development and business scale-up, and thereby strengthens the integrated photonics ecosystem. EFFECT Photonics’ CEO James Regan says the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and cloud services are growing in popularity every day,