Semiconductor Webinar Series

Join us for an informative webinar on Silicon Photonics on January 17, 2013 (free to SEMI members).

Silicon photonic devices blend optical technology with low cost CMOS technology using standard semiconductor fabrication techniques. Leading companies across the world are looking at silicon photonics to alleviate the bandwidth constraints in chip-to-chip communications, as well as deliver powerful performance benefits in systems and networks. Considerable progress has been made in R&D labs and now the now the first silicon photonics products have shipped, initiating a new era in technology, manufacturing and applications.

Silicon Photonics: Disruptive Technologies Offer Long-Term Potential
Hosted by SEMI, Sponsored by Yole Développement
January 17, 2013
8:00am PT, 11:00am ET, 4:00pm GMT
SEMI Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00


This webinar will provide an overview of the market potential, applications and device types, technology status, and manufacturing challenges of monolithic opto-electronic devices.


Dr. Eric Mounier co-founder of Yole Développement, will provide overview of the applications, emerging industry ecosystem, and an overview of many of the technical and manufacturing challenges that will be faced by the industry over the coming decade.

Christopher Bergey, Vice President of Marketing from Luxtera, will discuss the company's CMOS Photonics technology that allows the construction of complex optical systems in production CMOS processes – the same processes currently used for building VLSI circuits. He will also discuss his view of the future of silicon photonics and many of the technical challenges for high-volume, low cost manufacturing.

Dr. Michael Hochberg is director of the OpSIS foundry service, which aims to bring down the cost of silicon photonics development by scalable processes and shared-cost shuttle runs at IME and Luxtera. He will talk about what's needed from the supply chain to build the ecosytem for this promising technology.


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