Silicon Photonics

Silicon Photonics

Enabling Connected Intelligence with Leading-Edge Optical Connectivity Solutions

Evolving networking architectures and the move to smaller, interlinked data centers are driving high-speed interconnect solutions that can keep pace with insatiable data traffic and bandwidth demands. GLOBALFOUNDRIES silicon photonics (SiPh) technologies and advanced packaging capabilities enable high-performance optical connectivity designed to keep pace with these demands in metro, long haul and intra/inter data center applications, while maximizing reach and energy efficiency.

GF’s SiPh portfolio includes:

  • An industry-first silicon photonics solution built on 90 nm technology and featuring:
    • Monolithic integration of RF and digital elements, silicon photonics and fiber coupling
    • Electro-optic PDK that enables co-design of both electrical and optical components at 1310 nm
    • Extensive investment in test capabilities, from wafer to module level, and including wafer characterization that enables fine tuning of SiPh manufacturing processes based on real-time measured results
    • Fast prototyping through cost-effective multi-project wafer (MPW) runs
  • Strong development roadmap for next-generation, higher data rate systems, including:
    • 300 mm manufacturing and advanced lithography designed to deliver best-in-class performance and yield
    • Optimized components for polarization and wavelength diversity, low power and low loss
    • High bandwidth RF/analog interconnect for 50+ Gbaud systems