The advent of Silicon Photonics (SiP) means photonic elements are now being fabricated alongside microelectronics on silicon wafers. SiP technology offers many benefits: it facilitates the next levels of data throughput and parallelism, it enables new data center architectures, and it addresses unsustainable escalating energy demands. PI’s innovation Fast, Multi-Channel Alignment System for Next Generation Silicon Photonics Test & Production, which won an R&D 100 Award in 2016, is a novel, modular, industrial-class system that automates SiP alignments for packaging and test, and does so with groundbreaking speed, precision and device safety. PI’s FMPA is absolutely key to economic deployment of energy-efficient, high-capacity data interconnects fundamental to tomorrow’s data center architectures.
Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close April 14, 2017
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