An important new piece in creating the solutions for making all that happen in a cost-effective way got a big push forward yesterday in Seattle, at the kick-off event for the new OpSIS lab at the University of Washington.
|Michael Hochberg (University of Washington), Director of OpSIS|
Michael Hochberg, Director of OpSIS (Optoelectronic Systems Integration in Silicon) was joined by high-level friends and partners as well as UW staff, faculty, and students in launching the new lab, a multi-project wafer shuttle service for silicon photonics.Intel has provided financial backing for OpSIS, and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research has funded research by Hochberg. BAE Systems will be involved in fabricating the initial chip run. In keeping with the vision of serving the entire silicon photonics community, OpSIS is inviting other partners as well.
Expectations for the lab are high -- nothing short of transformational. As Rattner, noted, the high-volume opportunities for optical technology that will drive the cost down are rich. “Together," he said, "we usher in a new age of optical integrated circuits.”
Follow the links below to read what the press have had to say about OpSIS -- and get ready for a new era!
|At the OpSIS reception, from left, Mario Paniccia (Intel), Carver Mead (CalTech), Eugene Arthurs (SPIE)|
TechEye, 2 February 2011
Intel funds silicon photonics foundry service
Wall Street Journal: Digits blog, 1 February 2011
Researchers hope sharing costs will spur optical chips
Puget Sound Business Journal: TechFlash blog, 1 February 2011
Q&A: Why the UW and Intel are betting on silicon photonic chips
Xconomy, 1 February 2011
UW, backed by Intel and U.S. Military, sets up center to merge electronics, photonics
Seattle Times: Brier Dudley's blog, 31 January 2011
UW starting silicon photonics foundry service
EE Times: EE Life blog, 31 January 2011
Chips with integrated optical interconnects coming…eventually