PIC International 2017 was a massive success, attracting a record number of delegates, speakers and sponsors.

PIC International 2018 will provide timely, comprehensive coverage of every important sector within the photonics integrated circuits industry. The conference goal is to provide communication and opportunity along the entire value chain of the photonics integrated circuits industry. Whether you're looking for increased brand awareness, thought leader positioning, new business development...or any combination, PIC International gives you the access you need. PIC International enables you to develop and highlight your brand whilst accessing and engaging your key audience.

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2017 sponsor company profiles

Bay Photonics

Bay Photonics are experts in Photonic  Integrated Circuit (PIC) packaging for proof of concept,  prototyping and production, using their extensive knowledge of semiconductor and laser/led assembly for design, development,  design for manufacture (DFM),  production method and test (DFT).   They offer both design consultancy and bespoke assembly/packaging services to achieve the customer’s goal. The Team can assist with New Product Introduction (NPI) engineering as product line volume grows and offer services to help transfer to manufacturing facilities within the UK, Europe or to both offshore Contract Electronic Manufacturers and company subsidiaries. The founders and Senior Engineers all have in depth experience with fibre optic assembly and die packaging from their careers with STC, Nortel and Bookham. The equipment list continues to expand to meet new and future customer demands and currently includes manual die bonding, manual and auto gold and aluminium wire bonding, various optical alignment capabilities (including a 6 axis auto align stage, auto/semi-auto die bonding and hermetic seam sealing capability. Located in the South West of the UK, they have their main office at the Brixham Laboratory complex which also houses other members of the Torbay Photonics Cluster ecosystem.


BRIGHT Photonics

BRIGHT Photonics provides business and research with photonic IC (PIC) expertise. In case of product development customers profit from a reduced time to market by avoiding pitfalls and by selecting the right solutions for PIC and package. You want to design yourself? Then BRIGHT assists with state of the art specialised open source software solutions, training and functional IP-blocks. Design validation maximises your chance of PIC success for any given foundry. Do you have a clean room? We help you implement a custom PDK. BRIGHT where you need it.


Brolis Semiconductors

Brolis Semiconductors is an infrared laser diode maker in the spectral range from 800 nm - 3000 nm based on GaAs, InP and GaSb. The company develops a range of light sources from SLDs to high-power multi-watt singel emitters and laser bars for defence, medical, sensing and research applications.


CST - Computer Simulation Technology

CST offers the market’s widest range of 3D electromagnetic field simulation tools through a global network of sales and support staff and representatives. CST develops high-performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands as part of CST STUDIO SUITE®, and also sells and supports complementary third-party products. With both general purpose and specialized solvers available, CST’s products can be used in applications across the electromagnetic spectrum and suit many industrial workflows. CST’s Complete Technology approach allows its products to complement each other, thus offering greater accuracy, versatility, and usability. 


Electro Optics

Electro Optics is Europe's original photonics title and multi-platform resource for anyone involved in the photonics industry. Readers have access to the latest technological developments, trends and opinions; independent, in-depth editorial content; and informed commentary and analysis. Electro Optics is published ten times a year in print and digital editions, and alongside two monthly newsletters, EO Newsline and EO Productline, is available at no cost to readers working or engaged in the photonics industry. Subscribe here: www.electrooptics.com/subscribe



EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, coordinates EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps and pavilions at exhibitions.


EV Group

EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices, and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world. More information about EVG is available at www.EVGroup.com


Fibre Systems

Fibre Systems is a trusted information source for the optical communications industry, aimed at component and subsystem vendors, network equipment manufacturers, planners, installers and system integrators, and operators and end-users of fibre-optic networks worldwide. Addressing the technologies, applications, business and regulatory issues that shape the fibre-optic systems market, Fibre Systems is published quarterly in print and digital editions, and alongside a monthly newsletter, FS Newsline, is available at no cost to readers working or engaged in the optical communications industry.  Subscribe here: www.fibre-systems.com/subscribe



ficonTEC is a medium-sized technology corporation located in Achim, Germany. ficonTEC is the world leader in manufacturing of automated assembly, test and inspection equipment for micro systems and opto-electronic components, based on a flexible modular automated platform. ficonTEC specializes in the design, development and construction of fully customized or standard, modular, automated or semi-automated system solutions, particularly in the photonics industry for High Power Diode Laser (HPDL), Laser Welding and Automated Fiber Alignment.


Fraunhofer HHI

Fraunhofer HHI does research on communications since nearly 90 years. Nowadays, about every second bit transported in the internet touches HHI technology on its way to the receiver. With a strong focus on InP, we also develop polymer waveguide based hybrid integration and silicon photonics. We focus on Telecom and Datacom, with strongly increasing activities in sensor systems. HHI offers foundry services with or without design support in InP, and custom designed Polymer Hybrid PICs.



IMEC performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and photovoltaics. IMEC leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. IMEC delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, India and Japan. Its staff of about 2,500 people includes about 740 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2015, IMEC 's revenue (P&L) totaled 415 million euro.



IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers with products that cover a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a 'one stop shop' for the wafer needs of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers. With a pedigree dating back more than twenty-five years, IQE offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio, with a choice of technology platforms from multiple, global manufacturing facilities across Europe, Asia and the USA. Our unparalleled experience in the production and supply of substrates and epiwafers across a number of key market areas make IQE the perfect partner for substrates and epiwafers for visible and infrared optoelectronic devices, multi-junction CPV solar cells and RF components for wireless applications.


Laser Manufacture News

Laser Manufacture News is the most influential laser magazine in China. It aims to completely analyze the laser industry chain and promote the development of the laser industry.



LiGenTec SA is a startup company located at EPFL innovation park in Switzerland and an expert in offering silicon nitride thickness above 600nm maintaining very low waveguide propagation loss. The main application areas include coherent telecommunication, filters, supercontinuum generation, pulse generation, spectroscopy, sensing and microwave photonics. With its silicon nitride chips LIGENTEC enables products based on integrated photonics for fabless companies and research institutions to be able to work with Silicon Nitride.



LioniX International is a leading global provider of customized microsystem solutions, in particular integrated photonics-based, in scalable production volumes. We provide customized solutions for OEM’s and System Integrators, from design to device, by vertical integration in scalable production volumes and maintaining technology leadership secured by strong IP position. LioniX International focuses on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) enabled modules based on its proprietary waveguide technology (TriPleX™), in addition to its other core competences micro-fluidics, opto-fluidics and MEMS. With a vertical integration it delivers a complete solution to its OEM customers: from initial design through volume manufacturing of products. LioniX International B.V. has been established in April 2016, funded by Panthera Group B.V. and YMK Photonics Co., Ltd. LioniX International B.V. has acquired Satrax B.V. (www.satrax.nl), XiO Photonics B.V. (www.xiophotonics.com), OctroliX B.V. and LioniX B.V. (www.lionixbv.com) which initiated the technology development of photonic chips for a suite of applications in the year 2001. Our chips drive your business.


Luceda Photonics

Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Our tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and PDK (process design kit) design. The team’s expertise is used by several research institutes and industrial R&D teams worldwide.



Since its inception in 2003, Lumerical has pioneered breakthrough simulation technologies that help bring new product concepts to life. Lumerical’s software tools support a broad range of photonic and electromagnetic design and analysis applications. From component level analysis using optical and electrical solvers to photonic integrated circuit and system design and simulation, Lumerical’s products are capable of addressing the most challenging design problems. Lumerical’s photonic design tools are licensed in nearly 50 countries, by more than 800 of the world’s most innovative organizations including 7 of the top 10 companies in the S&P 1200 Global IT Index and 44 of the top 50 research universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings.


Mentor Graphics - Tanner EDA

Mentor Graphics and Luceda Photonics are working together to enable cutting edge photonic design inside of an intuitive graphical environment.  Luceda Photonics’ IPKISS tools provide a powerful python driven scripting environment to develop novel components. This will allow your team to assemble complex photonic ICs using Mentor's Tanner EDA tools which provide a complete end-to-end flow environment for high speed analog and mixed signal IC design and is the leading supplier of MEMS IC design solutions.



Nanosystec is the expert for precision automation in the optoelectronic and data communication industry. All stations meet highest quality standard with nearly 100% yield and high throughput. 24 hour/7 days per week production is supported with a rigid system design and error-proof processes. With more than 15 years experience in the field of precision alignment and assembly, a qualified and skilled workforce supports customers worldwide – from prototyping and device design to the fully automated production line. Alignment and Epoxy Gluing NanoGlue: Multiple channel devices such as SiP, AWG, PLC, splitters and other optical components will be precision aligned in all degrees of freedom. The mechanical design will be adapted to the device specific requirements in order to provide the perfect production solution. Alignment and Laser Welding NanoWeld: Nanosystec offers submicron alignment and laser welding stations with lowest weld shift as one of the key technologies. The versatile design allows changing between different devices, such as TOSA, ROSA, BOSA, TO can or butterfly type products. Also more advanced products, such as tunable lasers or visible laser diodes can be adjusted versus a single mode fiber or a receptacle – single or multi channel. Optical Device Characterization: The stations provide alignment capability for Silicon Photonics assemblies or other structures, either wafer level or chip-on-submount. Opto electric measurements can be added as required as the stations will be fully customized. In addition, packaging capability can be integrated. Laser Soldering: Rápido is a new laser soldering technique. For selective soldering procedures, a laser beam is used to heat up the solder material. This can be a preform, solder paste or solder wire. The laser introduces the heat only on the area where it is required and does not affect the surrounding regions. The temperature can be very well controlled by adjusting the output power of the laser.


Optical Connections

Optical Connections provides the fibre optic community with the latest industry news and developments via our monthly newsletter, magazine and recently redeveloped news website. We provide coverage of market influencing technology advancements, commercial prospects and product developments making Optical Connections an essential source of information for our readers from across the industry. The Optical Connections News website has recently undergone a major redesign which sees more breaking news, new features and unique insight from our editorial team, enhancer user functionality and the introduction of industry networking opportunities as well as increased commercial prospects. Read the latest news and subscribe to the monthly newsletter.



Optics.org is the longest-running online resource targeted toward OEMs and system integrators in the core growth markets for photonics applications, and is your gateway to thousands of potential new customers looking to buy your products and services. From LEDs to industrial lasers and from sensing to microscopy, optics.org covers all the latest company, product and business news as well as in-depth articles on product application and market analysis.


PhoeniX Software

Pioneering photonics design automation already since 1991, today PhoeniX Software has a global presence and is a trusted and well recognized partner for a large number of organizations. We enable easy and cost-effective realisation of integrated photonics chips and systems, by means of our internally developed superior products and services. Our customers range from large OEM's to start-ups and include some of the world’s top universities and research institutes.As the leader in Photonic IC design solutions, we will continue to develop the market by anticipating market demand and customer needs. In combination with our strategic partnerships, this results in offering world class design flows and access to all relevant fabrication technologies for our customers.



PhotonDelta is a business initiative by the TU/e Institute for Photonic Integration. It's made possible by Brainport Development, Brabant Development Agency, the European Regional Development Fund (OpZuid) & the Province of North Brabant.



The Photonex exhibition brings together all aspects of light technologies and photonics for industry and research, helping visitors develop strong relationships, research solutions, examine applications in academia, research and technology for manufacturing. You can attend talks from a wide range of FREE presentations, FREE meetings, FREE conferences, training courses and "how-to-do-it" type tutorials to further your skills.


Physik Instrumente

In the past four decades, PI (Physik Instrumente) with headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany has become the leading manufacturer of micro- and nanopositioning systems with accuracies from (sub-)micrometer down to the nanometer range. With four company sites in Germany and fifteen sales and service offices abroad, the privately managed company operates globally. More than 850 highly qualified employees around the world enable the PI Group to meet almost any requirement in the field of innovative precision positioning technology. All key technologies are developed in-house. This allows the company to control every step of the process, from design right down to shipment: precision mechanics and electronics as well as position sensors.



Sicoya, founded in January 2015, is a spin-off  from TU Berlin based on nine years of continuous R&D in Silicon Photonics. Our team consists of five founders and an experienced team of currently 25 employees. Sicoya‘s disruptive innovations in silicon photonics allow for low cost, low power data transmission at high volume. We will enter the market for data center interconnects in 2017 with a 100 Gb/s transceiver chip with integrated electronics and optics on a single chip. Our vision: High-speed Silicon Photonics interconnects in next generation data centers to enable entirely new internet services


SMART Photonics

SMART Photonics, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is a pure play foundry offering production services for both discrete- as well as integrated- photonic components on Indium Phosphide (InP). They use their knowledge, experience and the dedicated equipment only to produce photonic components based on the designs of their customers. They offer the complete production process from Epitaxial growth, through processing and re-growth into diced and coated bars. Next to the production support in either the proof of concept phase or the full production phase they also offer single-, or combined-, process steps to complete, or back-up, the production processes of their customers. For more information on the new generic integration technology or our services, please visit us on our website. You can also contact us at SMART Photonics by tel: +31 6 40 247 54 53 or by mail info@smartphotonics.nl



Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group (OSG) is one of the world’s leading developers of optical design and analysis tools, with CODE V® imaging design software, LightTools® illumination design software, LucidShape® products for automotive lighting, and RSoft™ products for photonic component and optical communications design. OSG is also an independent supplier of optical systems design services, with more than 4,800 completed projects in imaging, illumination, and optical systems engineering


Technology Scotland

Technology Scotland is the leading cluster organisation for industry, academia, and other institutes engaged in the Key Enabling Technology (KET) sectors in Scotland, including advanced materials, electronics, nanotechnology, photonics, and advanced manufacturing.

Technology Scotland brings like-minded companies together to solve problems, drive economic development, and build supply chains. Through events, workshops, Special Interest Groups, and collaborative networking, our members improve their competitiveness at home and on a global scale.


TechWeek Europe

TechWeekEurope is one of the UK’s leading IT publishers, offering technology industry news, views and analysis, keeping IT professionals up to date with the latest trends and developments and adding context about how this affects them. The site provides insight on topics including mobility, security, cloud computing, public sector and sustainable IT. TechWeekEurope UK is published by NetMediaEurope, a leading B2B IT publisher owning a portfolio of more than 40 sites across Europe.


Teem Photonics

Teem Photonics offers innovative solutions for silicon-photonics chip-to-fibre optical interfacing based on its flexible, competitive, reliable, scalable and cost-effective ioNext platform. This ion-exchange technology has been developed for more than 20 years for the manufacturing of optical integrated circuits on glass wafers. We also propose standard and advanced PIC (splitters, couplers, Taps, duplexers, polarizers, interferometers) as well as skills in optical design, fibre-to-chip assembly and packaging.

Teem provides worldwide clients for many applications in Telecom, Bio-medical, Transport, Energy, Defence, Science,… Let us know your need and we will show how a little piece of glass can change everything.



VPIphotonics provides professional photonic design software and services for integrated photonics and fiber-based components, optical transmission systems and networks. VPIphotonics off-the-shelf and customized solutions are valued for their powerful and comprehensive simulation capabilities and high degree of flexibility. They are applied in research and development, product design and marketing by hundreds of companies, and for teaching and research at over 160 academic institutions worldwide.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. is a non-profit R&D company that covers the whole value-chain from devices to systems in various application and technology fields. VTT offers design, wafer-level processing, hybrid integration, packaging and testing services for photonic integrated circuits. In silicon photonics VTT is one of the pioneers globally and leading the development of micron-scale silicon waveguide technology. Benefits of VTT's 3 and 12 µm SOI technlogies include low loss, small polarisation dependency, ultra-wide bandwidth and ultra-small footprint. In addition to R&D VTT can offer small and medium volume manufacturing services.




Yenista Optics

Yenista Optics designs and manufactures fibre optic test and measurement equipment for a broad range of applications: from high bandwidth communications to a wide variety of scientific and research markets. The product portfolio includes an optical spectrum analyzer, tunable filters, tunable lasers, a component tester and a multifunction test platform. The company also supplies optical modules and instruments on an OEM basis.


Yole Développement

Founded in 1998, Yole Développement group supports industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, it covers MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics and Batteries & Energy Management.


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