Soitec became observer on Scintil’s board of directors

Scintil Photonics has announced that Soitec became observer on Scintil’s board of directors. Scintil gained Soitec’s support due to the innovative and unique design approach of its photonic integrated circuits (PICs); Scintil’s photonic platform enables the integration of all the features needed to develop a fully integrated photonic IC

Scintil Photonics, a developer of silicon photonic fully integrated circuits including laser integration, has announced the appointment of Ionut Radu, director of R&D at Soitec, as an observer on Scintil’s board of directors. Soitec, specialist in the electronics components supply chain, will be the first industrial company represented on Scintil’s board, which comprises eight members.

Scintil gained Soitec’s support due to the innovative and unique design approach of its photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for high-speed optical communications applications, particularly for data centres, where improving efficiency is one of today’s major challenges.

Fully integrated photonic IC

Scintil’s photonic platform enables the integration of all the features needed to develop a fully integrated photonic IC. It is the first in the market to provide optical communication applications with smaller, cost-effective, scalable and mass producible PIC solutions.

At present days, 71.5% of data transmission occurs over short distances and inside data centres. Higher bit rates, reduced power consumption and cost are critical factors in meeting this massively growing traffic demand. Scintil Photonics’ technology addresses these challenges with optical engines that are photonic fully integrated circuits. Its solutions combine the high-end of Silicon (Si) and Indium Phosphide (InP) photonics, using wafer-scale bonding of InP on Si. It uses a commercial silicon photonic foundry to fabricate its PICs.