June 24, 2019
AIM Photonics Members Meeting to Provide Latest Updates on National Initiative
ROCHESTER, NY – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), sponsored by the Department of Defense and spearheaded by SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announces its summer 2019 Members Meeting, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, June 25, alongside the Light and Sound Interactive Conference in Rochester, New York.
AIM Photonics to Host Members Meeting Alongside Light & Sound Interactive Conference 2019
June 12, 2019 - University of Rochester: The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics is hosting a meeting of members representing several Fortune 500 companies, alongside the upcoming Light & Sound Interactive Conference; More Info
Photonics.com: LSI to Highlight Blend of Light and Sound Innovation
April 8, 2019 - The Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) Conference, taking place June 25-27 in Rochester, N.Y., will connect entrepreneurs and showcase emerging technologies in the realms of photonics, imaging, and audio…As part of the conference, AIM Photonics is hosting a meeting of members representing several Fortune 500 companies…Read More
Lumerical News Release: Lumerical’ s CML Compiler Automates Development of Model Libraries for Photonic PDKs
New photonic PDK development utility a critical tool for foundries, IP developers and designers
CML Compiler has been in use internally at Lumerical for nearly two years and has been utilized successfully to generate production PDKs for such foundries as AIM Photonics, imec, CompoundTek, and TowerJazz and others. Lumerical is now making the proven CML Compiler available to foundries, IP providers and end users for their direct use.…Read More
AIM Photonics Attends OFC 2019—the Optical Networking and Communications Conference & Exhibition to Share World-Class Capabilities and Partnership Opportunity Updates
ALBANY and ROCHESTER, NY – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), sponsored by the Department of Defense and spearheaded by SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), announced that a number of the initiative’s leaders, researchers, and representatives are attending the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) 2019 conference and exhibition March 3-7 in San Diego, California… Read More
AIM Photonics Announces Best-in-Class 300mm Silicon Photonics Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) Performance
ALBANY, NY – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) today announced a number of technical updates leading to best-in-class 300mm silicon (Si) photonics-based multi-project wafer (MPW) performance for the Department of Defense-sponsored initiative led by SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly). Complementing these developments, AIM Photonics’ Si photonics process design kit (PDK) continues to advance, enabling industry-leading performance as a result of AIM Photonics’ library of both active and passive high-performance photonic components, as well as interfaces, schematics, and models for… Read More
NSF Awards $1.2M to Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California-San Diego, University of Delaware to Leverage AIM Photonics’ World-Class R&D and Foundry Capabilities
Albany, NY (August 14th, 2018) Academic institutions partner with AIM Photonics to realize advanced computing architecture using light; develop mobile probes for identifying specific materials; and enable improved manufacturing processes for Photonic devices.
RIT contributes to success of photonics initiative
Rochester, NY (August 6th, 2018) by Susan Gawlowicz: RIT’s Future Photon Initiative is developing a system of quality-control protocols for a national photonics manufacturing hub located in Rochester. The system will test and validate photonics devices produced at the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Integrated Photonics facility.
AIM Photonics Academy Teaches Fundamentals, Design of Photonic Integrated Circuits
Cambridge, Mass (July 30th, 2018) Photonics Media. AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR: AIM Photonics recently held a week-long boot-camp-style academy (the third to date) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which included students from all over the world.
SUNY Poly-Led AIM Photonics and Partners Attend SEMICON West 2018 to Showcase High-Tech Advances, Collaboration, and Future R&D Opportunities
ALBANY, NY (July 3rd, 2018) SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), in partnership with the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), The Chemical Mechanical Planarization Users Group (CMPUG), Empire State Development (ESD), and NY Loves NanoTech, today announced that select scientists from these organizations and a number of the institution’s corporate partners, along with New York State economic development experts, will share R&D and economic engagement updates at the globally recognized SEMICON West 2018 conference July 10-12 in San Francisco, California.
AIM Photonics News Release: Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands
ALBANY, NY (June 19th, 2018) The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership headquartered in New York to advance the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, today announced the awarding of the latest Defense Department Government Directed Project for photonic integrated circuit (PIC); Integrating MWIR and LWIR Sources.
National Photonics Initiative Commends House Science Committee for Working Toward National Quantum Initiative Legislation
Governor Cuomo Announces Applications are Now Being Accepted for Round II of Luminate NY
ALBANY, NY (June 13th, 2018) Innovative Competition Aims to Bring Visionary Optics, Photonics and Imaging Companies and Latest Industry Technologies to the Finger Lakes Region. Luminate NY Competition Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy.
NYS PHOTONICS BOARD OF OFFICERS ANNOUNCES TOOL INSTALLATION WORK BEGINS AT AIM PHOTONICS TAP FACILITY IN ROCHESTER
ROCHESTER, NY (May 8th, 2018) The New York State Photonics Board of Officers (NYS Photonics Board) announced today that tool installation has begun on schedule at the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) Facility in Rochester. In addition, AIM Photonics forecasts the facility renovation will be completed $3.2 million under budget, a savings of 17%. READ MORE
AIM Photonics To Detail Opportunities for Integrated Photonics-Related Partnerships During OFC 2018
ALBANY AND ROCHESTER, NY (March 7th, 2018)The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), led by the Department of Defense, announced today that researchers and leaders from the initiative plan to attend the internationally recognized Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) 2018 conference and exhibition March 11-15 in San Diego, California. Conference attendees will be able to learn more about what the initiative offers as AIM Photonics sees strong interest in membership... READ MORE
NYS Photonics Board News Release: New York State Photonics Board of Officers Endorses $30 Million Photonics Attraction Fund
Rochester, NY (March 2nd, 2018) Board Also Recommends $30 Million for Continued State Funding of AIM Photonics in Rochester. The NYS Photonics Board endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $30 million Photonics Attraction Fund and was updated on the progress at the TAP Facility, including the near completion of the consortium’s renovated Lake Avenue office space at ON SemiConductor. READ MORE
Expectations are high for soon-to-open AIM Photonics Center
By Ginny Ryan, (WHAM), Rochester, NY (March 2nd, 2018) The AIM Photonics Center in Rochester should be ready to open this summer. Two floors of a former Kodak building on Lake Avenue have been renovated to house the nearly-completed AIM Photonics headquarters. READ MORE
NYS Photonics Board moves forward with more funding for the Rochester area project
By Randy Gorbman, (WXXI) Rochester, NY (March 2nd, 2018) The New York State Photonics Board took more steps on Friday toward trying to attract more photonics manufacturers to come to the Rochester area. READ MORE
DOD exec: Photonics hub on track, $30M fund 'key step'
By Brian Sharp, Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, NY (March 2nd, 2018) AIM photonics initiative based in Rochester received a nod of encouragement Friday from the Pentagon official overseeing this and other manufacturing institutes nationally. READ MORE
AIM Team Develops Sarin Gas Sensor
Photonics West Show Daily (Feb. 1st, 2018) A new sensor for deadly sarin gas has been developed as a chemical warfare tool by an AIM Photonics team, with a goal of extending the technology to broader market applications. The results were described by AIM partners on Monday at the Frontiers in Biological Detection conference session covering integrated photonics. Session chair Benjamin Miller, the AIM Photonics academic lead and a professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said the sarin sensor illustrates AIM's goal of producing breakthroughs that will quickly become products fabricated for industrial markets...
AIM Photonics is Ready for High-Speed Optical Communications (50Gbps) with the New Silicon Photonics Process Design Kit (PDK)
ALBANY, NY, and BOSTON, MA (Feb. 1st, 2018) – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and Analog Photonics (AP) today announced the release of the AP SUNY Process Design Kit v2.0a (APSUNY_PDKv2.0a). In this release, Analog Photonics (AP) expanded the comprehensive set of Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) component libraries within SUNY Poly’s process to address the high-speed optical communication needs.
AIM Photonics to Highlight High-Tech Initiative at SPIE Photonics West Exhibition
Albany, NY (Jan. 25th, 2018) – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) today announced that a number of the initiative’s leading researchers, scientists from a number of its corporate partners, and supporting staff will attend the SPIE Photonics West conference and exhibition.
Grant to fund a partnership between WPI and QCC for the launch of an AIM Photonics Academy Lab for Education & Application Prototypes
Worcester, MA (Jan. 11th, 2018) Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College to Create a Joint Integrated Photonics Laboratory. Institutions to share $4 million state grant and play a leading role in photonics in the region.
Cuomo: set aside $30 million to help market photonics initiative
Ten photonics spin-outs selected to take part in AIM Photonics startup accelerator program.
Rochester, NY (Nov. 9th, 2017) Optics.org: A cohort of ten photonics startup companies have been selected for the first ‘Luminate NY’ accelerator program, each now guaranteed $100,000 after successfully pitching their ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts in Rochester, New York.
Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7 Million to Support Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives and Job Creation
AMHERST – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $7 million in funding to support growth in seven innovative advanced manufacturing projects across the Commonwealth through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The funding supports critical research and development infrastructure at advanced manufacturing projects in leading sectors such as advanced functional fabrics, integrated photonics, robotics, & flexible-hybrid electronics.
Construction underway for 'TAP' photonics facility in Rochester
Rochester, NY (Sept. 21st, 2017) By Randy Gorbman: Federal, state and local officials came to Rochester Thursday to tout the progress being made at a photonics facility in the city. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Chamber of Commerce President (and AIM Photonics Leadership Council Chairman ) Bob Duffy, and various state officials put on their hard hats, and toured a couple of floors of a former Kodak building on Lake Avenue which will be the headquarters for what is called a TAP, or Testing, Assembly and Packaging facility.
AIM Photonics Advances on Education Factory
Springfield, MA (Aug. 28th, 2017) - AIM Photonics Academy; MIT and Springfield Technical Community College forge a partnership for teaching integrated photonics at proposed photonics education and practice factory.
AIM Photonics News Release: Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays
TUCSON, AZ, and ALBANY, NY (Aug. 9th, 2017) – The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, today announced the winner of a proposal call for a new Defense Department Government Directed Project for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) data links for cryogenic focal plane arrays (FPAs).
AIM Photonics' Ed White Named Chair of National Photonics Initiative
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, formally announced that Edward ("Ed") White, associate vice president of Test, Assembly and Packaging and corporate outreach for AIM Photonics, will succeed Alan Willner as chair of the NPI Steering Committee. White, who has served on the NPI Steering Committee since December 2015, will assume his new role as chair effective immediately.
AIM Photonics Welcomes Mentor as Newest Tier 1 Member
ROCHESTER, NY (July 12, 2017) - The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, today announced Mentor®, a Siemens Business and global EDA leader, as the newest Tier 1 member of AIM Photonics. Mentor brings its expertise in Electronic Photonics Design Automation (EPDA), a critical design technology enabler for AIM Photonics’ Process Design Kit (PDK) and Multi Project Wafer (MPW).
SUNY Poly-Led AIM Photonics to Highlight Research, Collaboration at SEMICON West 2017
ALBANY, NY (July 6, 2017) – SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), in partnership with Empire State Development (ESD), the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), and the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (NY-PEMC) today announced that a number of the institution’s leading researchers, scientists from a number of SUNY Poly’s corporate partners, and New York State economic development experts will share research and development updates at the globally recognized SEMICON West 2017 conference.
Mentor and PhoeniX Software Offer New Integration to Speed Time to Tape-Out for Photonics Circuits
WILSONVILLE, OR (June 15, 2017) - Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced a new integration with PhoeniX Software that reduces tape-out time for integrated photonics designers by enabling faster iterations between final sign-off verification and the design tool. Designers using the new integration will be able to more quickly identify and correct layout issues to ensure their designs comply with manufacturing requirements.
Another Step Forward for AIM Photonics: From Optics & Photonics News -- Ilana Ostrin
ROCHESTER, NY (June 5, 2017) - Concurrent with the late-May funding announcement, AIM Photonics hosted a meeting for potential respondents to the project’s third call for proposals, which began in April and which expires on 19 June. More than 100 AIM Photonics members and partners attended the meeting.
AIM Photonics Catching Its Stride: From SemiWiki -- Mitch Heins
ROCHESTER, NY (June 2, 2017) - AIM Photonics held its 2017 Proposers Meetings on May 24th in Rochester, NY. The meetings included a review of AIM’s progress and strategic direction by their TRB (technical review board) and a session targeted at PIC (photonic integrated circuit) design for multi-project wafer (MPW) runs.
ESD Board Approves $81 Million to Support Operation of the Testing, Assembly and Packaging Facility at AIM Photonics
ROCHESTER, NY (May 25, 2017) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the AIM Photonics project in Rochester is in the final planning stages to begin construction this summer and tool installation this fall at the institute's Testing, Assembly and Packaging facility. In addition, the Empire State Development's Board of Directors approved an $81 million grant to be used to equip and operate the institute's TAP facility by AIM Photonics and its consortium of industry and university partners.
AIM Photonics Announces IP Licensing Agreement with IBM; Welcomes IBM as newest Consortium Member
ROCHESTER, NY, and ALBANY, NY (April 19, 2017)– AIM Photonics, The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, an institute of Manufacturing USA, today announced a patent and intellectual property licensing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and confirmed IBM has joined its photonics consortium. AIM Photonics views this as another significant step in the advancement of the silicon photonics industry in upstate New York.
AIM Photonics Presents Cutting-Edge Integrated Photonics Technology Developments to Packed House
ALBANY, NY (April 10, 2017) – Promoting the numerous opportunities stemming from the Department of Defense-led photonics institute, AIM Photonics announced today its involvement in the successful technology summit of pioneering researchers and collaborating scientists from a number of AIM Photonics corporate and academic partners at the internationally recognized Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) 2017 conference and exhibition in Los Angeles, California.
Photonics power breakfast draws 300 attendees
ROCHESTER, NY (April 07, 2017) – Roughly 300 people attended the event entitled “Rochester’s Photonics Future” Friday morning. Attendees learned about Rochester’s role in the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, a $600 million manufacturing consortium that will focus on the design, manufacture, testing, assembly and packaging of integrated photonics.
AIM Photonics workshop ponders 2025 strategies
CAMBRIDGE, MA (April 04, 2017) - The AIM Photonics Academy opened a workshop on strategies for 2025 at the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week (March 25 to 27) with a call for manufacturers to work more closely, to build new tools and a unified platform for producing photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
Governor Cuomo Announces Precision Optical Transceivers will Expand Operations Into Eastman Business Park
ROCHESTER, NY (March 30, 2017) — Move Helps Company Take Advantage of AIM Photonics Location at ON Semiconductor's Eastman Business Park Campus
Company Plans to more than Double Its Workforce
Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - Region's Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities
The Sensors of Tomorrow: AIM Photonics, University of Rochester, and Department of Defense Partner to Create “Eyes and Ears” for Photonics Technologies
ROCHESTER, NY (March 29, 2017) — The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, today announced a new Defense Department project representing a key component of the AIM Photonics initiative will help researchers develop sensors that can be employed by photonics-based systems for use in a wide range of applications, such as environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, detection of chemical and biological weapons, and to ensure food safety.
AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member
ROCHESTER, NY and CARY, NC (March 16, 2017) — The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, and Coventor®, Inc., a semiconductor process modeling software company, today announced Coventor as the newest member of AIM Photonics. Coventor will provide access to its unique, physics-driven 3D modeling technology to improve the performance and manufacturability of complex, integrated photonic designs.
Rochester, NY (March 22, 2017) — The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) announces that the 2016 Integrated Photonic Systems Roadmap (IPSR) is now available for download. Also available is a shorter IPSR Executive Summary as well as Chapter Highlights.
New York State Photonics Board Recommend Second Round of State Funding for AIM Photonics in Rochester
Rochester, NY (March 3, 2017) —The New York State Photonics Board of Officers met today and approved the state’s $81 million expense budget for American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics). The board met at AIM Photonics’ newly selected Testing, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility. First announced by Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Cuomo in July 2015, AIM will help secure the nation and region’s leadership in emerging technology research, development, and manufacturing.