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11 July 2018

Intel wins SEMI’s 2018 Award for the Americas for process and integration of silicon photonics transceiver

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At SEMICON West in San Francisco (10-12 July), Intel has been presented with SEMI’s 2018 Award for the Americas for “pioneering process and integration breakthroughs that enabled the first high-volume integrated silicon photonics transceiver”.

SEMI’s Americas Awards recognize technology developments with a major impact on the semiconductor industry and the world.

The Intel Silicon Photonics 100G CWDM4 (coarse wavelength division multiplexing 4-lane) QSFP28 optical transceiver, a highly integrated optical connectivity solution, combines the power of optics and the scalability of silicon. The small-form-factor, high-speed, low-power-consumption 100G transceivers are used in optical interconnects for data communications applications, including large-scale cloud and data centers, and in Ethernet switch, router and client telecoms interfaces.

The award was accepted on behalf of Intel by Dr Thomas Liljeberg, senior director of R&D for Intel Silicon Photonics, who is one of the technologists responsible for bringing the firm’s silicon photonics 100G transceivers to high-volume production.

“Every year SEMI honors key technological contributions and industry leadership through the SEMI Award,” says David Anderson, president, SEMI Americas. “Intel was instrumental in delivering technologies that will influence product design and system architecture for many years to come,” he comments.

“The 2018 Award recognizes the enablement of high-volume manufacturing through technology leadership and collaboration with key vendors in the supply chain,” says Bill Bottoms, chairman of the SEMI Awards Advisory Committee. “Intel’s collaboration is a model for how the industry can accelerate innovation in the future.”

SEMI established the SEMI Award in 1979 to recognize outstanding technical achievement and meritorious contributions in the areas of Semiconductor Materials, Wafer Fabrication, Assembly and Packaging, Process Control, Test and Inspection, Robotics and Automation, Quality Enhancement, and Process Integration.

The SEMI Americas award is the highest honor conferred by the SEMI Americas region. It is open to individuals or teams from industry or academia whose specific accomplishments have a broad commercial impact and widespread technical significance for the entire semiconductor industry. Nominations are accepted from individuals of North American-based member companies of SEMI.

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