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.
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.
Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization’s diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of laser diodes, optical amplifiers, lithium niobate modulators, quantum cascade/interband cascade lasers, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing both silica and fluoride glass optical fibers; MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.
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.
Synopsys is driving the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) revolution with design automation solutions for applications ranging from data communications to sensors and biomedical devices. Synopsys’ PIC Design Suite – including the RSoft™ OptSim™ Circuit and OptoDesigner tools – offers a seamless PIC design flow from concept to manufacturable design, as well as access to a single, world-class support channel.
Nanoscribe is a worldwide leader in high-precision additive manufacturing on the nano-, micro- and mesoscale. With more than 10 years on the market, we supply 3D printers, resins and related process solutions. The 3D printers "Photonic Professional GT" are the world's highest resolution systems for three-dimensional nano- and microfabrication. They are designed for high-speed fabrication into photosensitive materials. Our customers are pioneers and innovation leaders in science and industry, e.g. producing DOEs, micro-optics as well as photonic wire bonds for ICT. More than 1,000 users in 30 countries rely on our products and services.
CORNERSTONE is a fabrication capability that can provide competitive prices for both active and passive silicon photonic devices. The CORNERSTONE team, headed up by Professor Graham Reed at the University of Southampton, aims to offer up to 6 passive calls and 2 active calls per year via an MPW service. With a track record of world-leading results, and supported by some of the world’s best academic fabrication facilities for microfabrication and high-spec nanofabrication, CORNERSTONE is also open to dedicated fabrication runs at affordable prices. Through the use of advanced projection lithography, CORNERSTONE can offer both an industry compatible fabrication capability, and design flexibility and freedom, essential for research and prototyping purposes, which may not be accessible at other foundries.
Multiphoton Optics offers a 3D Printing Platform (LithoProf3D) and Software (LithoSoft3D) for high-precision 3D printing of arbitrarily shaped structures of a large variety of materials. The equipment allows additive and subtractive processes. Our technology supports scalable processes for different applications and products. The high-precision fabrication of 3D optical interconnects to integrate optical links on-chip, on-board, or in photonic integrated circuits to create sophisticated optical packages is compatible to standard processes in electronic manufacturing and saves app. 80 % of process steps. This enables to significantly reduce energy consumption in production and to save other resources in production and in end-use, for example in high performance computers. We also provide Prototyping & Engineering Services for aspheric or free-form microoptics, and biomedical products, such as scaffolds for tissue engineering, microfluidic cells, or drug delivery structures.
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.
EXFO pioneers smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading CSPs, NEMs and webscale companies. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. EXFO.com