CompoundTek to launch Partnership with Lumerical and others on Enhanced Silicon Photonics PDK with live demo at OFC2019

Photonics design automation accelerates prototyping silicon photonic integrated circuit designs with CompoundTek’s foundry services 

Singapore, 13 February 2019 – CompoundTek, a global foundry services leader in emerging silicon photonic (SiPh) solutions announces the availability of an enhanced Process Design Kit (PDK) developed in collaboration with leading photonic simulation software provider, Lumerical. In combining Lumerical’s photonics design automation for accelerated PIC design prototyping, with CompoundTek’s proprietary foundry services, the SiPh PDK strengthens CompoundTek’s efforts in driving customers’ process efficiencies by accelerating their time-to-market.

This enhanced SiPh PDK will be offered through the implementation of a reliable compact model library (CML), which includes active and passive devices such as optical waveguide devices, fiber-to-waveguide couplers, high speed waveguide Ge photo-detectors and high-speed modulator. It allows SiPh designers to leverage pre-developed blocks to design and verify their photonics products more quickly and efficiently before fabricating physical prototypes. These predictive capabilities enable photonics designers to validate designs prior to manufacturing.

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