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EPIXfab Services specifically targeting (SME) Industrial Take-up of Advanced silicon photonics


ESSenTIAL is an FP7 funded collaborative project dedicated to infrastructure support, a support action. ESSenTIAL will bring silicon photonics within reach of European small and medium sized enterprises, thereby building on the track record of the Silicon Photonics Platform ePIXfab and its integration into Europractice. To this end, ESSenTIAL offers affordable access to standardized active and passive silicon photonic IC and packaging technology, a path from design to manufacturing and hands-on training. Based on a consortium of major research institutes with silicon photonics expertise, ESSenTIAL will reach out to European industry and will support them to evaluate silicon photonics in the context of concrete applications and markets.

Beitrag des IHP

IHP contributes to the silicon photonics fabrication services.


This project has received funding from the European Union with 0.9 Mill Euro.


Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.