Joint European Platform for InP-based Photonic Integrated Components and Circuits
JePPIX is a platform for low-cost development of Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (ASPICs) in Indium Phosphide. JePPIX aims at a generic integration technology in which a wide variety of ASPICs can be designed and fabricated using a standardized process, similar to ‘fabless’ ASIC design and manufacturing in microelectronics.
The platform is working with key companies in the field of Photonic Integration, which are cooperating in projects like EuroPIC (EU-NMP), PARADIGM (EU-ICT) and MEMPHIS (NL) to establish the feasibility of this new design and manufacturing methodology using full-scale industrial processes. It seeks to develop design toolkits for rapid prototyping and to stimulate the expansion of commercial activity.
Background information on the generic integration technology is found in this paper:
How to join?
Currently the platform is in a pre-commercial phase. The next run is planned to start in June 2013. For a detailed schedule, please have a look at the calendar
Furthermore some fabrication runs are produced within one of the EU funded projects. A couple of times per year a call for new designs is issued. The latest news on the fabrication runs is displayed on this website. If you want to register as a user, please refer to our membership page.
ASPICs are the photonic equivalent of micro-electronic ASICs.
Some examples of ASPICs developed in the JePPIX platform:
JePPIX Roadmap 2013
JePPIX MPWs 2013
JePPIX on the cover of JQE!