- Preliminary release of the PSMC Roadmap
- Integrated photonic design automation
- Industry reports re: needs and barriers
- AIM Photonics vision for manufacturing excellence
- Two short courses scheduled for Sunday, December 6: Integrated Silicon Photonics and Photonic Design Automation
The Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium (PSMC) is a collaborative program organized by theInternational Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and the MIT Microphotonics Center (MIT-MphC), and funded by the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program.
The goal of PSMC is to address the technology gaps and challenges that are limiting the advancement of hardware technology for integrated photonic system manufacturing.
Initially, PSMC aims to bring together the fragmented, customization-focused photonics industry, along with academic-based and other research technologists, to collaboratively develop a common roadmap for low-cost, high-volume manufacturing of photonic systems for data and telecommunication systems. This roadmap will:
- Define broad future system needs
- Define gaps and roadblocks affecting integrated photonic system manufacturing
- Be used to guide manufacturing research and address systems requirements for networks that fully exploit the power of photonics
Follow-on steps will be devoted to building a shared manufacturing platform for cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing and to fostering growth of a stable technology supply chain in the United States.
The Microphotonics Center (MPhC) a research community dedicated to optimizing interdisciplinary academic and industrial collaboration to advance basic science and pre-competitive technology in areas relevant to applied microphotonics. The Microphotonics Center engenders R&D cross-fertilization leading to innovation in applied microphotonics. Our vision is a future where the microphotonics platform enables enhanced information access, bandwidth, reliability, and complexity that extends the advance of silicon IC techology.
The Microphotonics Center serves as a research community in which industry, government, and academia collaborate to create new materials, structures, and architectures for the emerging “microphotonics platform” — the menu of on-chip and circuit-board level devices and components that will comprise future optoelectronics for telecommunications, computing, and sensing.
In 2000, the Microphotonics Center launched the Communications Technology Roadmap program for photonics and optoelectronics.