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CmOs Solutions for Mid-board Integrated transceivers with breakthrough Connectivity at ultra-low Cost

Objective

The COSMICC consortium gathers key industrial and research partners with world-leading positions in the fields of Silicon photonics, CMOS electronics, Printed Circuit Board-Packaging, Optical transceivers and Data-Centers around a strong vision: mass commercialization of Si-photonics-based transceivers is possible starting in 2019 by enhancing the existing photonic integration platform of one of the partners, STMicroelectronics.
COSMICC will develop optical transceivers that will be packaged on-board. Combining CMOS electronics and Si-photonics with innovative-high-throughput fiber-attachment techniques, the developed solutions are scalable to meet the future data-transmission requirements in data-centers and Super computing systems. With performances improved by an order of magnitude as compared with current VCSELs transceivers, COSMICC developed technology will answer tremendous market needs with a target cost per bit that the traditional WDM transceivers cannot meet. The early setting up of a new value chain will enable exploitation of the developed technologies.
In a first high reward step-modification of the fabrication platform, COSMICC consortium will achieve mid-board optical transceivers in the [2Tbit/s -2pJ/bit- 0.2€ per Gbit/s]-class with ~200Gbit/s per fiber: the introduction of one process brick (SiN layer) in the photonic process will enable low-cost packaging techniques (up to 2x12 fiber channels) and practical coarse WDM implementation (4 wavelengths with no temperature-control requirements). The built demonstrators will be tested in lab and field environments. In compliancy with the enhanced-fabrication platform, lasers will be developed by heterogeneous integration of III-V material, targeting improved temperature behavior, and doubled-bit-rate payback.
A second step-modification of the fabrication platform will consist in evaluating a disruptive process that enables SiGe layers with tunable Si-composition for achieving micrometer-scale devices.

Field of science

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  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 962 607,50

Participants (11)

STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 692 707,50
Address
Rue Jean Monnet 850
38920 Crolles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 75 937,50
Address
Immeuble Technologique Entree B Rte De L Orme Aux Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 352 250
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 250
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VARIO-OPTICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mittelbissaustrasse 7
9410 Heiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 912
Address
Langstone Road
PO9 1SA Havant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 476 427,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 923
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FINISAR GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 812,50
Address
Reuchlinstrasse 10/11
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 211 320
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments