Bowen Wang joined Tower Semiconductor as a Fab Process Dev SiPho Integration Engineer, Sr Staff in June 2022 and focuses on photonic integration in in high-volume production. Prior to that, he was a senior application engineer in Synopsys and worked on the photonic design automation (PDA). He has 15+ years experience of photonic integrated circuit design, fabrication and characterzation. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2011.
Tower Semiconductor’s PH18 Silicon Photonics foundry offering is designed to address the growing demand for the data center interconnect market. Enabling high yield and low cost PICs are among our leading considerations. In this talk we will discuss process control with PCM (process control monitor) devices in a high-volume manufacturing foundry environment. The new features from the recent development will be present.
Recently Silicon Photonic foundries have been incorporating InP building blocks in their PDKs. Industrial efforts from Tower Semiconductor, SCINTIL photonics, Skorpios, and Global Foundries should be highlighted. In parallel, we have seen advances in new on-chip modulators- plus the new materials to make them. For example, Lithium Niobite from Hyperlight or Ori Chip, Polymer-based modulators from Lightwave Logic, NLM Photonics or Sylorix, plasmonics from Polariton or developments Lumiphase made with BTO materials. The list of companies is increasing fast.