March/May 2019


Designers that use LIGENTEC All-Nitride (AN) technology will now benefit from a workflow that starts from a graphical photonic inte-grated circuit design and system simulation environment, which seamlessly couples to layout design tools for scripted layout design and DRC capabilities. The new workflow is based on LIGENTEC and VLC Photonics verified reference designs with the simulation software by VPIphotonics using verified measurements of fabricated chips.

This workflow is enabled by the new VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC a pluggable toolkit extension to VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits by adding the support of the 800 nm Silicon Nitride process "AN800" offered by LIGENTEC for dedicated shuttle runs and Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) runs.

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New version 10.0

March/May 2019


VPIphotonics announces new version of its market-leading simulation and analysis environment for optical components and transmission systems. It will be on show at OFC 2019.

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Spring Conferences

Spring 2019

Brussels, Ghent, Santa Fe, Sunnyvale, Yokohama

VPIphotonics at Spring Conferences and Events 2019

Our team will attend and sponsor the following conferences and events this spring:

AIM Photonics Spring Meeting ⇒ 20 - 21 March, 2019 in Sunnyvale, USA

PIC International ⇒ 26 - 27 March, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium

ECIO ⇒ 24 - 26 April, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium

OPIE ⇒ 24 - 26 April, 2019 in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

Optical Interconnects ⇒ 24 - 26 April, 2019 in Santa Fe, USA

»Come and meet our experts there!

Set up an appointment with one of our experts for a customized presentation.

News Trainings in Spring

April/May 2019


Open Training Course: Design of High Speed Transmission Systems

15 - 17 April, 2019 in Berlin, Germany   &   6 - 8 May, 2019 in Boston Area, USA

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Open Training Course: Design of Optical Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits

8 - 10 April, 2019 in Berlin, Germany   &   9 - 10 May, 2019 in Boston Area, USA

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VPI-Mentor eSeminar

April 2019

VPIphotonics and Mentor partner for eSeminar on topic:

Photonic IC design with Mentor and VPIphotonics: from layout to electronic-photonic co-simulation

VPI Design Suite integrated with Tanner L-Edit Photonics and Tanner S-Edit dramatically enhances both layout- and schematic-driven flows.
The automated link between VPI Design Suite and Tanner L-Edit Photonics provides a convenient way of simulating a designed circuit layout, while the link between VPI Design Suite and Tanner S-Edit provides the designer with an electronic/photonic design automation (EPDA) environment. This allows for simulation and optimization of the integrated circuits comprising both electrical and photonic sub-circuits.

»eSeminar: 9 April, 2019 – 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Asia/Singapore or 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US/Pacific

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News OFC

March 2019

San Diego

VPIphotonics at OFC 2019

3-7 March, 2019 in San Diego, USA

»Come and meet our experts at Booth 3639!


February 2019

San Francisco

VPIphotonics and Luceda combine design workflow for SMART Photonics PDK

VPIphotonics and Luceda Photonics streamline the design process for Photonic Integrated Circuits to be manufactured using the SMART Photonics Indium Phosphide technology platform.

Live demonstration at our VPIphotonics booth 4423 at SPIE Photonics West, 2-7 Feb in San Francisco, USA!

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News Photonics West

February 2019

San Francisco

VPIphotonics at SPIE Photonics West 2019

2-7 February, 2019 in San Francisco, USA

»Come and meet our experts at Booth 4423!

News PIC Training

January 2019

Santa Clara

7 Pennies Training on Photonic Integrated Circuits

28 January - 1 February, 2019 in Santa Clara (USA)

After three successful annual training events (2015 - 2017) with enthusiastic reactions, a fourth training is now organized in Santa Clara, California. The training is one-stop-shop and covers all the material systems, whether Silicon, InP-based, or dielectrics such as TriPleX (SiO2/Si3N4). The training is supported by a broad consortium of companies and is hands-on as well as in-depth.

Use this opportunity to participate in application presentations and hands-on training sessions guided by VPIphotonics design experts.

»For more details and to register click here!

New open position

January 2019


A three-year research training position is open at VPIphotonics in Berlin, Germany as part of the European Training Network WON (Wideband Optical Networks, H2020-MSCA-ETN). The researcher will be trained by the members of the WON consortium, and is motivated to pursue a Ph.D. on a topic related to the efficient modelling of high-capacity wideband transmission systems.

»See here the detailed job description!