The Importance of High-Quality PDKs and Collaboration in PIC Production

Jan 12, 2023
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We’re currently living in a technological revolution driven by the integration of photonic and electronic components into monolithic devices that, in turn, are enabling a growing number of sustainable, energy-efficient solutions to challenges such as the expansion of 5G data networks and data centers, the development of safer autonomous vehicles, and more efficient food production.

A library of highly qualified building blocks in the form of process design kits (PDKs) is the key to speeding up the time to market and reducing production costs for this new generation of PICs. With this library, product developers can quickly adapt the functionality and production processes of their PIC devices to the specifications of target markets.

Smeets helps viewers understand which building blocks this PDK library needs to include, the industry challenges faced when compiling them, and how organizations such as the PhotonDelta ecosystem are supporting collaboration between the semiconductor industry and end users to achieve a top-class library.

***This presentation premiered during the 2023 Photonics Spectra Conference. For more information on Photonics Media conferences, visit

About the presenter

Jorn SmeetsJorn Smeets is chief marketing officer and a board member at PhotonDelta, an integrated photonics ecosystem in Europe. There, he is responsible for bringing PIC companies, investors, and end users together to accelerate the development of innovative PIC-based products and grow the PhotonDelta photonic chip ecosystem. Smeets has over 10 years of experience in strategic marketing, sales, and business development fields.
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