A good paper about history of Silicon Photonic Development: "The commercialization of silicon photonics", Nature Photonics 8, 579–582 (2014)
- Intel Photonics: Intel® Silicon Photonics Technology is a new approach to make optical devices out of silicon and use light (photons) to move huge amounts of data at very high speeds with extremely low power over a thin optical fiber rather than using electrical signals over a copper cable. After nearly a decade of research and innovation to prove its viability, Intel created a P&L (Silicon Photonics Solutions Group) in 2012 to move the project into production.
- IBM: On December 10, 2012 IBM announced a breakthrough optical communication technology which has been verified in a manufacturing environment. The technology – called “silicon nanophotonics” – uses light instead of electrical signals to transfer information for future computing systems, thus allowing large volumes of data to be moved fast between computer chips in servers, large data-centers, and supercomputers via pulses of light.
- Corning: Corning Incorporated introduces a new fiber and connector technology developed for Intel® Corporation to support its upcoming Intel Silicon Photonics Technology® products. Intel challenged Corning to design optical connectivity solutions to enable Intel Silicon Photonics Technology (SPT) products in development. The resulting combination of the Intel and Corning technologies is expected to help send massive amounts of data - up to 1.6 terabits per second - at lengths up to 300 meters into and around servers in data centers, helping speed the industry’s transition to cloud computing, big data and rack-scale architectures.
- Acacia: Acacia designs, develops, manufactures, and markets intelligent subsystems for ultra high speed fiber optic transmission for local, metro, long-haul, and ultra-long haul applications. Our products use cutting edge optical and electrical technology based on sophisticated modulation and digital signal processing.
- Finisar: Finisar is dedicated to helping large organizations worldwide leverage the power and speed of optical communications. Much of the information that moves around the World Wide Web, flows across Local Area Networks (LANs), or resides on Storage Area Networks (SANs) is there with help from Finisar. Network equipment vendors use our optical modules and optical components to provide fiber connectivity for their own products.
- Oclaro: Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center, and wireless access markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonic integration, transceiver and subsystem design, Oclaro’s solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP, SaaS and other high-speed and bandwidth-intensive applications.
- Mellanox: Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel.
- PhotonIC Corp.: PhotonIC Corp. develops, fabricates, and manufactures highly integrated photonic and electronic devices that promise to revolutionize conventional electronics by overcoming the inherent limitations of copper circuitry. To achieve these goals, our organization leverages established silicon and CMOS processes to integrate optical and electronic components on a single substrate, thereby reaping the benefits of reduced power consumption and vastly increased bandwidth at significantly lower costs.
- IMEC: Imec offers a platform with integrated silicon photonics (ISIPP25G) targeted at the telecom, datacom and medical diagnostics industries. The platform enables to develop cost-effective silicon photonic ICs for: High-performance optical transceivers (25Gb/s and beyond) for telecom and access networks; Optical sensing (gas, pressure, strain) and read-out ICs; Biomolecule detection, drug development, point-of-care diagnostics
- APIC Corp.: APIC delivers monolithically integrated photonic-electronic circuits, microprocessors, and reconfigurable fiber networks to DoD and Federal Agencies, which far exceed today's capabilities at a fraction of the size, weight, power, and total ownership cost. APIC's capabilities include:
- Photonic system design and integration expertise
Rapid photonic R&D capability with numerous photonic R&D inventions
Photonic networks designed to meet advanced military applications
Leadership in monolithically integrated photonic-electronic circuits
CMOS-compatible foundry and fabrication facility in Honolulu, HI
- Luxtera: Luxtera developed a Silicon Photonics technology platform that enables a new breed of monolithic opto-electronic devices manufactured in a low cost CMOS process. Our vision is to deliver economic optical connectivity everywhere, from network level to intra-system level, and soon chip-to-chip.
- Huawei: Oclaro and Huawei Collaborate on Petabit Photonic Cross Connect (PPXC) Technology Using Ultra-Fast Switching Lasers. Oclaro Optimizes the Performance of its Tunable InP Lasers to Deliver the Ultra-fast Switching Capability Needed for Huawei's Future Optical Network