PICs4All aims at low-cost development of ASPICs (Application Specific PIC) using the generic foundry model, and rapid prototyping via industrial Multi-Project Wafer runs. To this end, PICs4All brings together the PIC-value chain of Europe's key players in the field of photonic integration, including manufacturing and packaging partners, photonic CAD software partners, R&D labs and Photonic IC design houses.
PICs4All has set up an European Network of experts in photonics constituted by 9 Application Support Centres (ASC) distributed around Europe whose main task is to stimulate the development of novel applications based on Photonic ICs for various application fields, enhance cooperation between universities, clusters, industry, and research centres, and the most important, to enable access to the PIC technology.
PICs4All aims to:
1. Increase the impact of photonics and enable access to the advanced photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies for academia, research institutes, SMEs and larger companies.
2. Establish a European network of Application Support Centers (ASCs) in the field of PIC technology.
3. Lower the barrier for applying advanced PICs, and thus to increase the awareness of the existence of the unique facility provided by JePPIX (InP and TriPleX PIC design, manufacturing, testing and packaging).