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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

Integrated Photonics for Agrifood

Feeding the world’s future population – an estimated 10 billion people by 2050 –  requires a fundamental change in farming and food production practices. From field to the fork, sustainable farming is no longer an aspiration – it’s a necessity.  Under the umbrella of ‘agrifood’; the agriculture, food retail, food processing, and food service markets

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

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

Integrated Photonics for Data and Telecom

As the world becomes increasingly connected via the Internet, the demand for data continues to rise. Alongside increased usage, the digital population also continues to grow, with current estimates close to 5 billion users worldwide. So how will the data and telecom industry meet this exponential growth in demand? The challenges for data and telecom Right

PHIX Partners With Nanoscribe to Drive Industrial Innovation in the Photonics Packaging Market

The photonics assembly service provider PHIX builds on Nanoscribe’s high-performance 3D printing solution with alignment capabilities to offer 3D-printed standard lensed fiber arrays. Nanoscribe, a BICO company, and the Dutch photonics packaging foundry PHIX B.V. have announced a collaboration to provide on-fiber printing services to the photonics packaging industry. With Nanoscribe’s new high performance 3D

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

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

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

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

Public & Government Affairs Manager NL & EU

Are you ready to make an impact in an area that is set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? PhotonDelta needs you to further accelerate the industry of photonic chips! About PhotonDelta PhotonDelta is a growth accelerator for the photonic chip industry. Photonic chips, also known as Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) are chips

PhotonDelta & OnePlanet Research Center Serve Up New Industry Roadmap for Agrifood

Sustainable food production and distribution using integrated photonic microchips are top of the menu in a new roadmap from leading photonics experts and researchers. Wageningen, Netherlands – PhotonDelta and OnePlanet Research Center have today launched the ‘Integrated Photonics for Agrifood’ roadmap during the Post Harvest Unlimited Conference (PHUC) at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. It was

IPSR-I Spring Meeting 2023

Over 400 academic and industrial experts from across the globe, working in the field of photonic chips and its applications, work together to create the Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I). A roadmap that defines the future of Photonic Integrated Circuits. The IPSR-I Spring Meeting 2023 brings these experts back together physically at MIT

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,

What Is Indium Phosphide and What Can It Do More Than Other PIC Platforms?

No technology platform can do it all in integrated photonics. In part II of a four-part series, we take a closer look at a base material that stands out for its ability to produce light, thus allowing for the fabrication of active components: Indium Phosphide. Why Indium Phosphide Is Widely Used as a Light Source

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

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

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?

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

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