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CMC to facilitate silicon photonics wafer runs for European clients

Kingston group will promote through Circuit Multi Projects (CMP France) with Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) of Singapore


CMC Microsystems recently announced that it will facilitate silicon photonics wafer runs through Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) of Singapore with local European support from Circuits Multi-Projects (CMP) of France.

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CMC, a Kingston ON-based organization that assists researchers and industry across Canada’s National Design Network develop innovation in microsystems and nanotechnologies, will be promoting AMF manufacturing services to its European client base in universities, research laboratories, and industrial companies.

Gord Harling, President of CMC, said the new arrangement will enable CMP to support access to AMF through the long-standing relationship CMC has in place. “The partnership keeps both organizations and our clients at the leading edge of silicon photonics manufacturing. Collaborating internationally increases the number of options for prototype manufacturing by our respective clients.”

Ongoing expansion of the CMP services

“The AMF – CMC – CMP partnership and collaboration is a great contribution to the ongoing expansion of the CMP services in MTM technologies and more specifically in Silicon Photonics. The European academic ecosystem will have local access and support of the technology in the frame of the Europractice IC and CAD services. Users from industry will access the technology from a local provider, facilitating technical support as well as legal and financial matters.” says Jean-Christophe Crébier, Director at CMP.

Dr Patrick Lo, president of AMF said the arrangement will facilitate access to Si Photonics technology for customers worldwide. “AMF is proud be part of this new partnership with CMP France. We are committed to support the development of Silicon Photonics technology and working together with both CMC and CMP France will help our clients to leverage the expertise of these two organizations for all their prototyping activities.”

Silicon photonics combines the technologies of microelectronic integrated circuits and optical communications. The technology of ‘optical’ circuits’ promises major advances in the speed and volume of telecommunications data as compared with electronic circuitry. This in turn will broaden the applications of the technology in several fields including the Internet-of-Things and 5G infrastructure.