20 February 2013 €10.2m silicon photonics project launched French research institute CEA-Leti is to co-ordinate a four year project aimed at building a European based supply chain in silicon photonics and speeding up industrialisation of the technology. The €10.2million PLAT4M (Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing) project involves 15 leading European R&D institutes and cmos companies, including Leti, imec and STMicroelectronics. "Silicon with its mature integration platform has brought electronic circuits to mass market applications – our vision is that silicon photonics will follow this evolution," said the project's co-ordinator Laurent Fulbert. "Upgrading existing platforms to become compatible with industrialisation is now essential. The PLAT4M partners bring a critical combination of expertise to the challenge of building a complete supply chain for commercialising silicon photonics in Europe." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.leti.fr/en This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.