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FP7 PLAT4M

PLAT4M

Project reference: 318178
Funded under

Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing

From 2012-10-01 to 2016-09-30, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 15 353 334

EU contribution:

EUR 10 200 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

"PLAT4M will make silicon photonics ready for transition to industry"

Silicon is now a mature integration platform that has brought CMOS microelectronics to mass-market application. The PLAT4M vision is that silicon photonics will lead to a similar revolution in the photonics sector.

Over the past years silicon photonics has seen a tremendous increase in research output with commercial exploitation potential. Most of this research so far has been focused on elementary building blocks. However, for reaching out to larger markets it will be necessary to master the cost effective development and fabrication of complete Photonic Integrated Circuits. Existing silicon photonics platforms will need to be upgraded accordingly. In particular, the design and process flows will have to be streamlined and consolidated in view of industrial requirements concerning design robustness, process variability and integration constraints.

The European silicon photonics community has already demonstrated a worldwide leadership in scientific discoveries and excellent CMOS photonics R&D facilities. On this basis, the PLAT4M project has gathered leading European R&D institutes and CMOS companies, key industrial and research players in design and packaging as well as end-users from different application fields. The project undertakes to establish a European supply chain for silicon photonics involving different application fields, and to enable the set-up of industrial integration platforms for different levels of volume manufacturing.

Objective

Silicon with its mature integration platform has brought electronic circuits to mass-market applications - our vision is that silicon photonics will follow this revolution. Over the last years silicon photonics has seen a tremendous increase in research output, leading to commercial exploitation potential. Most of these efforts have been devoted to the development of elementary building blocks, rather than the fabrication of complete Photonic Integrated Circuits which are needed to support the large potential markets. Upgrading existing platforms to become compatible with industrialization is now essential and requires efforts on streamlining and stabilizing the design and process flows, by taking into account design robustness, process variability and integration constraints.Europe's silicon photonics community has demonstrated a worldwide leadership with both new scientific discoveries and excellent CMOS photonics R&D facilities.PLAT4M's objective is to bring existing silicon photonics research platform to a maturity level which enables seamless transition to industry, suitable for different applications fields and manufacturing volume levels.Progress on three fronts is needed:1 Mature technologies and tools- Establish scalable Electrical-Optical co-design capability- Stabilize elementary building blocks, focus on process integration and common testing procedures- Develop packaging processes that support high volume manufacturing2 Validate each platform with application-driven test vehicles- Fabricate representative demonstrators in various applications fields3 Prepare and evaluate the next generation platform- Assess advanced processes with future technology nodes and scalability to high integration complexity<br/>PLAT4M gathers leading European R&D institutes and CMOS companies, key industrial and research players in design, packaging as well as end-users in different application fields in order to build the whole supply chain.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Laurent FULBERT, (Mntegrated Photonics Program Manager)
Tel.: +33-4 38 78 38 45
E-mail
Laurent FULBERT, (Mntegrated Photonics Program Manager)
Tel.: +33-4 38 78 38 45
E-mail

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 2 359 163


rue des martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble cedex 9
France
Administrative contact: Christelle LACHIZE
Tel.: +33438784724
E-mail

Participants

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 2 156 327


Kapeldreef
3001 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Christine Van Houtven
Tel.: +3216281613
E-mail
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 168 691


INTERLEUVENLAAN 80
3001 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Radu Surdeanu
Tel.: +3216288319
E-mail
POLYTEC GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 216 550


POLYTEC PLATZ
76337 WALDBRONN
Germany
Administrative contact: Barbara Wittur-Schwertle
Tel.: +49 7243 604198
Fax: +49 7243 65584
E-mail
AIFOTEC FIBEROPTICS GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 311 250


HERPFER STRASSE
89617 MEININGEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Gunther Vollrath
Tel.: +49 3693 8813 150
Fax: +49 3693 8813 176
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 936 948


RUE JEAN MONNET 850
38920 CROLLES
France
Administrative contact: Jean-Louis CARBONERO
Tel.: +33 476 926 429
Fax: +33 476 925 331
E-mail
THALES SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 396 445


Rue de Villiers
92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE
France
Administrative contact: Olivier Prévotat
Tel.: +33 1 69 41 57 07
Fax: +33 1 69 41 59 69
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS S.A.
France

EU contribution: EUR 241 401


Boulevard Romain Rolland 29
92120 MONTROUGE
France
Administrative contact: Jean-Louis CARBONERO
Tel.: +33 476 926 429
Fax: +33 476 925 331
E-mail
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France

EU contribution: EUR 237 505


RUE GEORGES CLEMENCEAU
91405 ORSAY
France
Administrative contact: Nicolas LECOMPTE
Tel.: +33 1 69155589
Fax: +33 1 69155599
E-mail
III V LAB
France

EU contribution: EUR 513 089


ROUTE DE NOZAY
91460 MARCOUSSIS
France
Administrative contact: Denis MAZEROLLE
Tel.: +33 1 30 77 68 93
E-mail
MENTOR GRAPHICS DEVELOPMENT CROLLES SARL
France

EU contribution: EUR 315 301


RUE BLAISE PASCAL 110 IMMEUBLE LEO BATIMENT B
38330 MONTBONNOT SAINT MARTIN
France
Administrative contact: Bruno Garnier
Tel.: +33 4 76 04 02 19
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 592 736


Western Road
- CORK
Ireland
Administrative contact: Conor Delaney
Tel.: +353 21 4904263
Fax: +353 21 4904058
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 651 746


VIA C.OLIVETTI
20864 AGRATE BRIANZA
Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Grazia PODESTA'
Tel.: +39 039 6037255
Fax: +39 039 6035910
E-mail
PHOENIX BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 453 744


HENGELOSESTRAAT
7521PA ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Markus Twan Korthorst
Tel.: +31 53 4836460
Fax: +31 53 4337415
E-mail
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 339 975


Schoemakerstraat
2628 VK DELFT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Dario Lo Cascio
Tel.: +31 888 666 314
E-mail
SILICON INTEGRATION INITIATIVE, INC
United States

EU contribution: EUR 248 995


JOLLYVILLE ROAD - SUITE 250
78759 AUSTIN
United States
Administrative contact: Steven Schulz
Tel.: +1 5123422244
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 60 134


RUE MICHEL -ANGE
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Véronique DEBISSCHOP
Tel.: +33 1 69823264
Fax: +33 1 69823333
E-mail
Record Number: 104781 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01