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  • Phoenix Software Joins AIM

Photonics.com
Sep 2016
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2016 — With the support of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, photonic design automation (PDA) software developer Phoenix Software BV is now a member of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM), an industry-driven public-private partnership that fosters the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities.

“AIM Photonics is building a membership that includes some of the country’s most innovative technology companies that each provide critical elements to the success of the institute,” said Robert Duffy, chairman of the AIM Photonics Leadership Council. “I’d like to personally welcome Phoenix Software to the AIM team and congratulate SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros and AIM CEO Dr. Michael Liehr on their continued success. Together, we are creating a world of new opportunities through this Rochester-based initiative.”

Phoenix Software is a developer of a photonics design automation platform that uses a hierarchical building block-based paradigm to enable photonic designers to capture and verify photonic integrated circuits (PICs) at a higher level of abstraction that is agnostic to any given physical fabrication process.

“We are extremely happy to be working with AIM and SUNY Polytechnic Institute in the United States,” said Twan Korthorst, CEO of Phoenix Software. “We have many customers in the United States who have been wanting a U.S. based fabrication site for their PICs and we were pleased to be able to inform them that photonic design kits and high-level photonic libraries will soon be available from AIM for the Phoenix Software platform.”

AIM Photonics supports small and medium enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government and academic communities.

“Phoenix Software brings over 20 years of commercial photonic design automation experience with extensive work in the creation and use of PDKs,” said Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and executive vice president of innovation and technology for the SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “We are excited to leverage their help in building the PDKs necessary to enable photonic designers to bring designs into our facilities. Phoenix and other PDA companies are key to scaling photonic design into commercial applications, and we look forward to working with Phoenix Software to help us work on next-generation electronic-photonic design automation platforms.”


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