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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

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,

IPSR-I Presents: Spring Meeting 2022 Round-Up

With the next IPSR-I Roadmap Meeting scheduled for November 2022 at the PIC Summit Europe in Eindhoven, we provide a round-up of the spring meeting, and take a look ahead at what’s to come this autumn. Join the IPSR-I Roadmap Meeting on November 8th by registering via PIC Summit Europe. The previous IPSR-I Roadmap event in

Global energy leader GE and PhotonFirst enter into partnership for development of transformer monitoring solutions

Asset monitoring & diagnostics expertise of GE’s Grid Solutions matched with PhotonFirst’s innovation leadership in chip based sensing Lisburn, UK, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, September 12, 2022 – With a signing ceremony on the premises of GE’s Grid Solutions in Lisburn, GE and PhotonFirst announced a strategic technology collaboration. As the energy transition accelerates, reliability and

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

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

QuiX Quantum lands €5.5 million for development of world’s most powerful photonic quantum computer

QuiX’s photonic quantum processors operate at room temperature – vastly reducing their cost and size Enschede, Netherlands – 7 July 2022: QuiX Quantum, a leading producer of quantum processors, has secured a €5.5 million Seed Round investment from PhotonDelta, and Oost NL. The funding will take QuiX a step closer to creating the world’s

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

QuiX Quantum appoints new CEO Dr. -Ing. Stefan Hengesbach

9 June 2022 — QuiX Quantum introduces Dr. -Ing. Stefan Hengesbach as newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, for the world’s most powerful quantum photonics processors and scalable, plug-and-play quantum computing solutions. Founder Dr. Hans van den Vlekkert is retiring from the operational side of the business and will remain with the company as a director

A group of organisations is appealing to politicians to keep the Netherlands attractive for foreign talent

For foreign employees in the Netherlands, the Dutch government offers an allowance for extra costs in the form of a tax advantage. In the run-up to the Spring Memorandum, the 30% facility was discussed. The 30% facility is for employees who come from outside the Netherlands and work in the Netherlands temporarily. Do they meet

Are We There Yet? How Optical Chips Are Setting The Pace On The Road To Automotive Innovation

There’s no doubt about it: in the not-too-distant future, cars are going to have a lot more technology packed into them. A heck of a lot more. Could optical chip technology – aka integrated photonics – be the answer to automotive manufacturers’ combined need for smaller and more energy efficient hardware? Electric vehicles and autonomous

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

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

EFFECT Photonics Acquires Coherent Optical Digital Signal Processing Business from Viasat

EFFECT Photonics

At the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) 2022, EFFECT Photonics, a leading provider of highly integrated optical communication products is announcing that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire coherent optical digital signal processing (DSP) and forward error correction (FEC) technology as well as a highly experienced engineering team from global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ:

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

Aircision and EFFECT Photonics to Jointly Develop Coherent Technology for Free Space Optics

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Together, Aircision and EFFECT Photonics are looking to push the boundaries of ground-to-ground FSO technology by combining the advantages of integrated and free space photonics. Aircision builds high capacity free space optics (FSO) systems that can be deployed fast, cover long distances and are highly secure. In December 2021, Aircision successfully demonstrated