Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC), Tegema, PI (Physik Instrumente) and PHIX are launching a new Dutch Photonics Assembly Consortium called PODIUM. This unique regional ecosystem funded by PhotonDelta and CITC aims to accelerate and standardize the packaging of integrated photonics.
The name PODIUM refers to PIC Open Development Infrastructure for Universal Markets. This Dutch consortium runs a program in which optical termination technology, assembly and packaging is developed for a wide range of integrated photonic applications. By reducing the costs of integrated photonics assembly, the consortium aims to speed up the adoption of photonic integrated circuit based technologies. PHIX contributes with its expertise in process development for fiber to chip assembly, tailored towards volume production.
The PODIUM partners celebrate the launch in a socially distanced meeting