13 May 2020
CompoundTek joins JEDEC Silicon Photonics Qualification and Reliability Standards Task Group
Singapore-based silicon photonic foundry services provider CompoundTek has announced its participation in the JEDEC Silicon Photonics Qualification and Reliability Standards Task Group.
Established to lead the industry in creating sought-after guidelines, methodologies and standards for silicon photonic (SiPh) qualification and reliability, the Task Group is a new remit under JEDEC, an organization focused on developing open standards and publications for the microelectronics industry that spans a wide range of technologies.
Rapidly becoming a mainstay as integrated circuits in telecom networks, SiPh is also a key driver to the growth of niche capabilities in applications such as sensing, bio-medical, cryptography and quantum computing.
“In bringing together various industry experts, JEDEC has effectively enabled the advancing of know-how and technologies among an evolving global engineering community,” comments S. Gunasagar, CompoundTek’s senior director of Technical Integration and Development. “Dedicated to achieving reliability and exacting quality standards critical to SiPh industry, this goal resonates with CompoundTek’s broader efforts to align infrastructure, foundry and test standards within our ecosystem, which in turn improves supply chain and turnaround times to market,” he adds. “It also reinforces our belief that standards will help customers resolve cost and operational problems during technology proliferation with established guidelines rather than solving the same problems repeatedly.”
The firm recently embarked on establishing open standards for layout, design and automation of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) testing, in partnership with Keysight Technologies Inc and the National Information Optoelectronics Innovation Center (NOEIC).
In January, CompoundTek operationalized Southeast Asia’s first foundry-agnostic SiPh testing services hub in Singapore to facilitate its expanding solutions’ portfolio and activities. CompoundTek reckons that this capability enables it to further contribute to the JEDEC Task Group with real-world insights, market trends and challenges faced in the industry.