Optical Product Innovation Accelerates – Photonic Wire Bonding | News

MONTREAL, February 15, 2022 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – With the growth of photonic integrated circuits there is a need for rapid innovation. And this acceleration of innovation was made possible by the creation of Photonic Wire Bonding. While electrical integrated circuits have benefited from the connection of electrical wires, photonics innovations will now move along a faster trajectory. Today, Vanguard Automation, C2MI and AEPONYX announce plans to develop this optical innovation.

Bonding the photon wire creates three-dimensional free-form connections with low losses between the optical components. Based on advanced overprint technology, Photonic Wire Bonding is inherently automated and provides a high degree of design flexibility. Vanguard Automation, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, created this technology and offers industrial equipment, software and solutions for the manufacturing process. “We’re excited not only to see our machines being used as drivers of innovation,” he says Thorsten MayerCEO of Vanguard Automation, “we’re also excited to see them come out on photon production lines”.

C2MI (MiQro’s Innovation Center) Quebec is a leading innovation hub in microelectronics Canada with a customer base that transcends national boundaries. Recognizing the potential of photonic wire bonding, C2MI integrates Vanguard Automation machines and processes into its photonics production / assembly / testing line. “This is a significant expansion of our capabilities, offering interesting technological pathways. We are already working with customers and partners on the concepts of fountain bonding with high commercialization potential. says Marie-Jose Turjon, CEO of C2MI.

AEPONYX, a manufacturer of photon integrated circuit products, has partnered with Vanguard Automation and C2MI to create accelerated product development. AEPONYX has created an innovative Photonic Wire Bonding process – working on silicon nitride photonics, they have perfected the concept of hybrid integration. How Philip Babin, CEO of AEPONYX, said: “Hybrid integration allows us to test concepts with the best of its kind optical components at a speed previously impossible.” “Working with Vanguard and C2MI on this development has been exciting,” Philip said.

There are two future opportunities to learn even more about photonic wire bonding and the innovations of the three companies. First Vanguard, C2MI and AEPONYX will present their concepts at the Lightwave webinar with Stephen Hardy on March 1, 11:00 a.m. ET. You can register for the webinar here. You can then visit Vanguard Automation and AEPONYX at OFC’s Optical Conference San Diego this March.


Vanguard Automation: http://www.vanguard-automation.com

Thorsten Mayer thorsten.mayer@vanguard-automation.com

C2MI: http://www.C2MI.ca

Marie-Josée Turgeon marie-josee.turgeon@c2mi.ca

AEPONYX, Inc.: http://www.AEPONYX.com

Philip Babin pbabin@AEPONYX.com

Media contact

Jeff Damen, AEPONYX, 1 213-308-2235, jdemain@aeponyx.com


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