Skorpios states case for silicon photonics at OFC

Silicon photonics focused startup Skorpios Technologies, Inc. is using OFC 2015 to demonstrate its progress in leveraging its Skorpios Template Assisted Bonding (STAB) process to create both systems on a chip as well as transceiver products.

Silicon photonics focused startup Skorpios Technologies, Inc. is using OFC 2015 to demonstrate its progress in leveraging its Skorpios Template Assisted Bonding (STAB) process to create both systems on a chip as well as transceiver products (see "Skorpios demos CMOS tunable laser, nears production").

For example, the company is showing off what it asserts is the first 100G-CWDM system-on-chip ICs, the S-roC receiver and S-toC transmitter. The silicon photonic devices, targeted at single-mode fiber applications, integrate photonics, transmit or receive electronics, and single-mode fiber coupling in a single IC. Skorpios believes the devices will play in edge-pluggable, embedded, backplane, and proprietary applications.

Skorpios also says it's on track to deliver its first pluggable optical transceiver, the QSFP28-CWDM, which will support both the CWDM4 MSA and CLR4 Alliance MSA specifications. The company also asserted it will begin deliveries of its tunable laser for coherent transmission. The laser can be packaged in a micro ITLA form factor or other custom form factors.

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