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Optoelectronics & Communications

Michael Liehr plenary presentation: Merging Photonics with Nanoelectronics

Presented at SPIE Photonics West 2016

29 February 2016, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201602.16

Michael Liehr, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics (United States) and Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States)

The recently established American Institute for manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) is a manufacturing consortium headquartered in New York, with funding from the US Department of Defense (DoD), New York State, and idustrial partners to advance the state of the art in the
design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of integrated photonic devices. In this plenary session, Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics, describes the technical goals, operational framework, near-term milestones, and opportunities for the broader photonics community.

The Institute intends to organize a currently fragmented domestic capability in integrated photonics. AIM Photonics will develop and demonstrate innovative manufacturing technologies for a number of key application sectors for integrated photonics devices. The Institute will specifically focus on establishing and building out an infrastructure in key areas required to accelerate the further adoption of integrated photonics. Specifically, we will enhance  the available hardware development capability to include Si-based multi-project wafer runs, InP-based photonic integrated circuits, first and second level packaging, test and assembly.

Michael Liehr is CEO of the American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics. As SUNY Polytechnic Institute's executive vice president of innovation and technology, Liehr focuses on the creation of new business opportunities, and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the SUNY Poly core strategic 300mm semiconductor and packaging partnership engagements.