CompoundTek Partners with Lumerical to Release an Enhanced Silicon Photonics PDK and live demo at OFC2019

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

Singapore, SG (12 February 2019)

CompoundTek, a global foundry services leader in emerging silicon photonic solutions recently partnered with leading photonic simulation software provider, Lumerical, to enhance CompoundTek’s Si photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) offering to existing and potential global commercial customers.

CompoundTek in partnership with Lumerical will present a live demo at CompoundTek’s booth (#6105) and Lumerical’s booth (#5438) during the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition 2019 (OFC2019) from 5th – 7th March 2019 at the San Diego Convention Centre. OFC2019 is billed as the world’s largest industry event of its kind that connects attendees from key market sectors including data center end users to service providers, carriers, systems and component vendors.

“We are excited to partner with an industry leading Silicon Photonics foundry service provider, CompoundTek, to provide a reliable compact model library (CML) for accurate time and frequency domain simulation using Lumerical’s photonic integrated circuit (PIC) simulator, INTERCONNECT,” said Dr. James Pond, CTO of Lumerical.

The Compact Model Library (CML) includes active and passive devices such as optical waveguide devices, fiber-to-waveguide couplers, high-speed waveguide Ge photo-detectors, high-speed modulators, etc. Si photonics designers can leverage these pre-developed blocks to design and verify their photonics products more quickly and efficiently before fabricatingphysical prototypes. These predictive capabilities enable photonics designers to validate designs prior to manufacturing thus reducing the time from product design to market launches.

“We are proud of this collaboration with Lumerical as we are committed to support our existing and potential customers to improve their productivity in silicon photonics design. Together with our design partners, this photonics design automation solution together with our open Silicon Photonics (SiPh) manufacturing process platform, will accelerate the adoption of Silicon Photonics solutions for various applications ranging from datacom transceivers, bio-sensing, LiDAR, automotive and artificial intelligence,” said KS Ang, COO of CompoundTek.

CompoundTek, based in Singapore, boasts of an operation that include strategic partnerships with a leading fabrication service provider in Malaysia and renowned global Si photonics research institutes. Backed by wide-ranging expertise from process technology, product design support capabilities delivered through strategic design partners to manufacturing, CompoundTek’s solution is increasingly sought after by Si photonics players globally from Fortune 500 entities to start-ups.

About CompoundTek Pte Ltd

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 elites 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 centre, lidar, smart sensor, telecommunication and quantum optical computing.

About Lumerical

Lumerical develops photonic simulation software – tools which enable product designers to understand light, and predict how it behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems. Since being founded in 2003, Lumerical has grown to license its design tools in over 50 countries and its customers include 10 of the top 15 companies in the S&P 1200 Global IT index, and 46 of the top 50 research universities as rated by the Times Higher Education rankings. Lumerical’s substantial impact on the photonic design and simulation community means its tools are among the most widely cited in the scientific press, with references in more than 10,000 academic publications and patents. Lumerical enables its customers to achieve more with light, and establish a leading position in the development of transformative technologies employing photonics.

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