Photonic integrated circuits (PICs)

The technologies include two substrates of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as electronic computer-aided design software for the development of complex integrated circuits. (Image: Shutterstock/sdecoret)

New US export controls on semiconductor technologies

The technologies include two substrates of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as electronic computer-aided design software for the development of complex integrated circuits

Aeva’s Aeries II lidar module has a sensing range of up to 500 metres, and is able to measure velocity for each pixel. (Image: Aeva)

Sick to bring Aeva 4D lidar to industrial sensing

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Here two electronic driver chips are connected face down to a silicon photonics chip.The horseshoe-shaped device is an optical modulator, which can be used as part of a programmable circuit. (Image: Optoelectronics Research Centre)

Silicon photonics: Helping power the AI revolution

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CO2 laser welding creates reliable fibre couplings for glass-based photonic integrated circuits – an excellent alternative to currently adhesive-based methods. (Image: Fraunhofer IZM)

Laser welding replaces adhesives in PIC production

The new process is designed as an alternative to adhesive-based fibre interconnection strategies for PICs

From left to right: Xavier Rottenberg, the scientist who first came up with the idea for the technology. Theodore Marescaux, CEO and founder of Swave Photonics. Olivier Rousseaux from imec.

Imec spin-off raises €7m for scalable holographic photonics chips

Swave’s holographic extended reality (HXR) technology delivers lifelike, high-resolution 3D images without the need for 3D glasses

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