Our cutting-edge optical devices are processed at wafer scale in our in-house 200mm and 300mm CMOS pilot lines. They include high performance devices for light modulation, switching, coupling, filtering and detection at data rates of 50GB/s and beyond.
Use qualified reference components from our device library or explore your own custom silicon photonic designs implemented in our platform. Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) runs enable you to cost-efficiently manufacture silicon photonics devices with cutting-edge performance
Our state-of-the-art silicon photonics R&D portfolio covers:
Silicon photonic ICs for prototyping
Discover imec’s versatile high-performance silicon photonics platform, iSiPP, which enables competitive ICs for short reach optical interconnects.
Next-generation silicon photonics
Discover imec’s research into fully CMOS-compatible silicon-based optical links for datacom network, backplane, board, interposer and chip-level interconnects.
Terahertz sensing and imaging
The intrinsic properties of terahertz (THz) technology result in a wide scope of potential sensing and imaging applications.
How can we help you?
Some examples of what we have done
At imec bright people build a bright future.
You could be one of these builders. Whether you are an engineer or an operator, a consultant or PhD student, we need a versatile group of people to help us create positive change.Join the forward thinkers
Student project: Sensorizing a prosthetic blade
Within a larger project aiming at increasing technology in sports, Imec is looking at adding sensors to prosthetic gait.
Experimental researcher for nanopore devices
Enabling massively parallel read-out of solid state nanopores using membrane integrated nano-sized transistors
Student project: Develop a sensor based method to determine physical and mental load.
The goal of this project is to determine the physical and mental load on soccer and hockey players, both during their training, as well as outside, using multiple sensors.
Student project: Highly efficient wideband transmitter for implantable applications
In certain implantable applications, a low-power and wideband RF transmitter is needed for information transfer to the outside world. The project is about designing an optimal transmitter for implantable applications.More job opportunities
What can we do for you?
- Our unique state-of-the-art 50Gb/ silicon photonics platform offers you an advanced development and prototyping facility for the realization of your customized silicon photonics solutions. Accelerate your product roadmap and shorten your time-to-market by leveraging our integrated platform in close collaboration with our development teams.
Why work with us?
- Our industrial affiliation program in optical I/O gives you access to the industry’s most advanced pre-competitive research into next generation integrated photonics. Join our global R&D ecosystem and access the most innovative research results.
- Our in-depth silicon photonics technology and design knowledge is supported by our expertise centers in advanced material and component analysis, modeling, metrology, reliability, process steps, systems technology co-optimization and more.