Colorful chip

Felice Frankel, MIT

While the integrated photonics industry is in its infancy—exploring application-specific compentencies and challenges for the photonic integrated circuit—the semiconductor industry is in a mature manufacturing phase, exploring the application limits of microelectronics and innovative new designs for the microchip. To move a $350 billion semiconductor industry established for microelectronics towards disruptive new photonics applications requires careful coordination amongst hundreds of companies and the re-envisioning of a novel supply chain to link them. AIM Photonics Academy's roadmap, in close consultation with these companies, provides the definitive path for establishing manufacturing standards and a worldwide consensus on best practices for industry to adopt.

Download the 2016 Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap (IPSR), and executive summary and chapter highlights.  For additional information about the Roadmap, visit the IPSR web site.