IBM Research has defined the future of information technology for more than 70 years, across its 12 global labs. The development of monolithic integrated silicon photonics and advanced optical packaging concepts, to meet the demand of the emergence of large data centers in cost and performance, is a significant contribution to this tradition. AIM Photonics will provide a basis to build an ecosystem for these technologies entering manufacturing, and will enable new products for industry.

Cadence is a leading EDA and System Design Enablement provider delivering tools, software, and IP to help you build great products that connect the world.

Mentor, a Siemens business, is a technology leader in electronic design automation, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. They offer the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class hardware and software design solutions focused on IC design and physical verification, functional verification, design for test, PCB design, embedded software, thermal and fluid analysis, and integrated system design. Mentor’s innovative tools provide scalable solutions for a wide range of design challenges in markets including automotive, consumer, communications, computer, industrial and military-aerospace, as well as IoT.

Infinera is a manufacturer of high capacity optical transmission equipment, using large scale photonic integration to create Digital Optical Networks. Infinera will play a key role within the institute, providing access to its industry leading Indium Phosphide (InP) photonics technology and establishing InP-based Foundry Wafer access for AIM.

GE is proud to be a lead industry partner in the new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation spearheaded by the Air Force Research Lab and led by the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Rochester, NY. Photonics has played a strong role in many of the technologies GE has developed since the founding of our company in 1892 and Thomas Edison’s introduction of the light bulb.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, and energy management.