The JePPIX Pilot Line is the EC Manufacturing Pilot Line project for photonic integrated circuits. It is the Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line for up-scaled, low-barrier, self-sustained, PIC ecosystem. InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) offer game changing performance capabilities across multiple market sectors. The JePPIX Pilot Line is the EC Manufacturing Pilot Line which puts in place the technological and operational processes to accelerate the uptake of PIC technology in new markets, align scalable and inter-locking services and value chains, accelerate time to market with predictive design for fewer and faster design cycles and offer foundry processes at TRL7, sharing process optimization across products.
Kevin Williams is a Full Professor and Chair of the Photonic Integration research group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key fields of expertise include photonic integrated circuits, semiconductor lasers and their application in communications and sensing. Kevin’s research group explores the scaling properties of photonic circuits, enabling faster and more energy-efficient components and circuits. The group builds on its know-how in active-passive monolithic InP integration, creating circuits with lasers, amplifiers, energy-efficient quantum well modulators, detectors, power splitters, filters and more all on the same chip. This is addressed within three main themes: Generic integration – a methodology for enabling many different circuits using the same platform technology and an important vehicle for researching and validating the latest photonic devices and processes. Heterogeneous and hybrid integration – the technologies for combining and co-designing photonic components and circuits with Silicon Electronics and dielectric materials, Integrated nano-photonics – using InP membranes on Silicon for the miniaturization of components and the leveraging of sub-wavelength photonic structures in circuits. Kevin teaches courses in design, electronics and photonics.