Managing Process Diversity for Opto Wafer Fabrication in a Photonics Foundry

Sam Wang, F. Monzon, P. Chen, J. Chen, D. Kumar, P. Lao, J. Pepper, P. Tran, M. Chen, D. Hou, and D. Wang
Global Communication Semiconductors, LLC.
23155 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505
TEL: 310-530-7274 x 187, email: scwang@gcsincorp.com

Key Words: Photonics Foundry, Optoelectronics, Opto wafer fab, laser, detector

Abstract

Opto manufacturing at foundries is now feasible and becoming highly advantageous in cost and performance. Unlike the IC foundry, however, there are significant challenges unique to the operation of opto foundry. That is, the diversity of the opto devices with custom designs, which directly impacts how a foundry functions and how customers are served. In this paper, we will report GCS’ experience and progress in opto foundry practice for the past 10 years.

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