CompoundTekcollaborates with Siemens and Ansysto launch PDK3.0

18 new and enhanced components up the performance in both O and C wavelength bands

 Singapore, 03Nov2022–CompoundTek Pte Ltd, a global foundry services provider in emerging Silicon Photonics (SiPh) solutions announce that it has partnered with Seimens Digital Industries Software and Ansys-Lumerical to develop and release CompoundTek’s Process Design Kit (PDK) version3.0. With the vision of enabling best-in-class photonic circuit simulation for customers, PDK3.0’s Component Model Library (CML) offers new elements and enhanced performance.

Formerly Mentor Graphics, Siemens’ Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions provide a broad array of design and verification solutions for photonic designers, including L-Edit Photonics and LightSuite™ Photonic Compiler, both of which work with CompoundTek’s PDK 3.0. These tools provide productivity improvements for photonics experts and IC designers through automation and custom layout. Siemens’ Calibre® verification platform, which includes Calibre nmDRC with its proprietary equation based functionally, has extended its golden signoff status to include silicon photonic designs.

A total of 18 new components/enhanced performance in both O and C wavelength bands; SiNY-splitter, SOI Y-splitter, SiN MMI 1×1, SiN MMI 2×2, and new black box cells, etc., are added in this latest PDK release.

Singapore-based CompoundTek has over 25 global commercial customers across the telecommunications, automotive radar, data communications, bio-sensing, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, and smart sensors industries. The company brings its commercialization capabilities to partnerships with over 25 research institutes and universities.

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Founded and supported by industry veterans and technologists, Singapore-based CompoundTek combines world-class commercial foundry with leading silicon photonics (SiPh) research institutes to provide cutting-edge SiPh technologies that enhance foundry services capabilities. As one of the few companies offering SiPh solutions internationally, CompoundTek brings to the marketplace revolutionary semiconductor applications designed to meet critical requirements in high bandwidth and high data transfer solutions, particularly in emerging connectivity driving Industry 4.0. The company’s in-depth know-how includes end-to-end technologies – from proprietary fabrication process expertise to product design support with strategic partners and extended services for end-product manufacturing. CompoundTek’s global customers span leading brands and FORTUNE 500 companies in high-growth industries including artificial intelligence, automotive, bio-medical diagnostics, data center, lidar, smart sensors, telecommunication, and quantum optical computing.

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