OpSIS or Optoelectronic Systems Integration in Silicon is a Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) foundry service that enables users to share expensive fabrication costs associated with building silicon photonic devices. Our mission is to develop an ecosystem of service and equipment providers to aid, accelerate and advance the silicon photonics community by removing the technical, organizational and financial roadblocks that make it hard to design and build silicon photonics chips.
In service of that goal, we provide the following services:
OpSIS offers silicon photonics design training workshops, hosting of design software on our servers, development of advanced photonic Process Design Kits (PDKs) and provides shared fabrication runs at multiple foundries.
OpSIS has trained over 100 students on silicon photonics design at our 5-day design workshops.
OpSIS organizes MPW runs, where users can prototype silicon photonic circuits. We work hard to keep the minimum cost to participate low. As a result, we have over 150 active users, as of March 2013.
Here is a list of technical specs for our current process offering with IME.
We also work closely with ecosystem partners to offer value-added services, such as packaging, device simulation, device layout and automated testing so that our users don’t have to develop these capabilities themselves. A few examples of our industrial partners are: