Silicon photonics integration

With a proven track record in advanced silicon photonics, R&D, and a state-of-the-art integrated silicon photonics platform, imec is your ideal development partner in realizing your silicon photonics solution.


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.

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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.

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