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Miniature ‘Light Pipe’ ICs Transforming Lives - Leveraging the PIC Ecosystem for Efficiently Developing PICs

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François Couny

Senior Product Line Manager

François Couny is Product Line Manager for EXFO Optics. He started his career in 2001 as a Test & Measurement engineer at Blaze Photonics, a start-up company specialized in Photonic Crystal Fibre and completed his Ph.D. in Photonics in 2008 at the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Material at the University of Bath (UK). He went on to join Yenista Optics in 2010 with a focus on developing tuneable laser sources and spectral solutions, including an Optical Spectrum Analyzer and also an optical component tester adapted to photonic integrated circuits characterization. Since 2015, François has been PLM for Yenista Optics, now part of EXFO as EXFO Optics.

Photonic integration enables high value, cutting edge, and new functionality for a variety of applications that started with datacom, telecom, and is now expanding rapidly into automotive, medical, military, and sensing. Market adoption of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) has been on the rise, and has seen a growing number of people that are starting to design and use photonic chips. However, the PIC value chain can be complex to navigate, especially when getting started. 

This PIC webinar, organized by 7Pennies and in partnership with other key players,  aims to provide an in-depth material-independent overview of the PIC ecosystem, covering the foundry and/or broker, the design and layout software, packaging solutions as well as test and measurement. This allows you to make the right trade-offs and to get to know key PIC service providers. Special attention is paid to multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles together with the accompanying process design kits (PDKs), which have substantially lowered the cost of developing a PIC, provided a complete solution, created a first-time right approach, and reduced the PIC development time.

Audience will develop a good understanding of the latest trends in PICs as well as the full PIC ecosystem.

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