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 MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. 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.