January 15, 2019
Y-branch structure (SiO2 upper and lower claddings not shown)

Analyzing Worst-Case Silicon Photonic Device Performance Through Process Modeling and Optical Simulation

This blog is a summary of a technical paper given at an SPIE Photonics conference. Read the full paper here. Background Silicon photonics is an emerging and rapidly-expanding design platform […]
August 16, 2018
Coventor-August-2018-Blog-Figure-2-Resulting third party software modeling of Y-splitter optical properties.

A Review of Silicon Photonics: Using Process Simulation to Design Silicon Photonics Devices

With the end of Moore’s Law rapidly approaching, or as some folks say – “already here”, new applications of older technologies are gaining attention. One specific area of interest is […]
August 8, 2017
Example test photonic IC, with common elements such as waveguides, grating coupler, MZI, photodetector and fill pattern.

Silicon Photonics: Solving Process Variation and Manufacturing Challenges

As silicon photonics manufacturing gains momentum with additional foundry and 300mm offerings, process variation issues are coming to light. Variability in silicon processing affects the waveguide shape and can result […]
March 16, 2017
Coventor’s CTO Dr. David Fried (left) and Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute (right)

AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017 CUS-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs ROCHESTER, NY and CARY, NC — The American Institute […]
January 3, 2017
Schematic of COSMICC on-board optical transceiver at 2.4 Tb/s using 50 Gbps/wavelength, 4 CWDM wavelengths per fiber, 12 fibers for transmission and 12 fibers for reception. (Source: Leti)

Coventor in the News – Silicon Photonics

Coventor in the News: Photonics in Silicon R&D Toward Tb/s The client: server computing paradigm colloquially referred to as the “Cloud” results in a need for extremely efficient Cloud server […]
November 16, 2016

Coventor to Collaborate with MIT for Photonics Process Modeling

Coventor will offer expertise and tools to support MIT’s role in AIM Photonics CARY, NC– November 15, 2016 – Coventor, a leading supplier of semiconductor process development tools, today announced […]
October 18, 2016

Achieving the Vision of Silicon Photonics Processing

With the increasing need for faster data transfer rates, the transition from electrical to optical signaling in data processing is inevitable.   Copper cabling cannot keep up with the upcoming data […]
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