AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH –

AIT is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and focuses on the key infrastructure issues of the future. The business unit “Optical Quantum Technology” will coordinate PHELICITI. The respective department is making a significant contribution to ICT as it devotes concerted efforts to guarantee operational efficiency and reliability of all critical infrastructures – both private and public. It is committed to foster the roll-out of national infrastructure as well as the deployment of state-of-the-art technologies in the area of public administration, power grids, health care, transportation networks, payment systems, telecommunications as well as the business and industrial sector.
AIT builds on a broad basis of collaboration with academia and industrial players and has been always actively involved in numerous national (Platon-Photonics, FIT-IT) and European (FPs, ESA) research projects, of which it has led many as coordinator: The coordinating “Safety & Security” department has lead 4 European Integrated Projects such as the SECOQC project, which successfully demonstrated close-to-market technology for information-theoretically secure communication networks in a public field-trial. Within the nano-technology track, AIT develops photonic integrated circuits on silicon and polymer basis. The respective research agendas are driven by the needs of industrial end-users and cover the application fields of ICT and biophotonics.



Lantiq GmbH -

Lantiq has a long lasting record of technology leadership, innovation, and strong customer relationships. With holistic understanding of broadband technology, complete applications, communication standards and legacy networks, the company offers a broad portfolio of highly integrated, flexible end-to-end semiconductor solutions for next generation networks and the digital home.
Lantiq’s solutions are deployed by major carriers and found in access networks and home networks in every region of the world. Every year, Lantiq ships millions of mixed signal and digital devices to leading OEMs, ODMs and specialized communications/broadband system manufacturers. The company’s core expertise is its ability to combine world-class mixed signal and digital signal processing to deliver innovative system partitioning and very high level system-on-chip integration. Lantiq’s advanced System-on-Chip solutions address a wide variety of technologies, including all flavors of xDSL, VoIP, Wi-Fi, FTTx, Gigabit Ethernet and LTE. Lantiq is further very active in ITU standardisation.


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AMS AG is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analogue ICs, combining almost 30 years of analogue design know-how with state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities and production partnerships. Operating worldwide with more than 1,200 employees, AMS focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive. Through the acquisition of TAOS, a world leader in advanced light sensors, AMS has expanded its innovative sensor offering for growth markets such as mobile devices. Products with low density 3D TSVs for sensor integration are already launched. The next generation of technology platform with shrunk TSV is already under development in order to fulfil the needs for further miniaturization. Beside the EU FP7 projects HELIOS, PHOXTROT and MIRAGE, which are aligned to the field of photonics, AMS is heavily involved in 3D projects like ESiP (ENIAC) and COCOA (Catrene).


Vienna University of Technology -

The Institute for Electrical Measurements and Circuit Design (EMCT) of Vienna University of Technology specialises in the theory and practice of circuit design, electrical measurement procedures and equipment based on ultrasonic, microwave and optical principles. The knowledge and experience with analog and optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEICs), optical receivers and laser drivers of the circuit design group at EMCT ranges back to 1996. Operational amplifiers, comparators and filters in digital 0.12µm and 65nm CMOS were developed up to the GHz range. Numerous OEICs for DVD and optical data communication based on new circuit concepts were demonstrated by EMCT up to a data rate of 11Gb/s. Transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) in 0.35µm SiGe BiCMOS achieved a photocurrent range of 130dB at a bandwidth of 250MHz. A 36-channel receiver OEIC achieved a data rate of 108Gb/s at only 800mW power consumption.
Currently the circuit design group is investigating analogue nanometer CMOS circuits, CMOS and BiCMOS OEICs for various fields of applications with world leading results in projects funded by industry and by national and EU programs in close cooperation with industry. Besides state-of-the-art design software, EMCT is well equipped for electrical and optical characterisation of ICs and OEICs.


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CEA (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission) is a French Governmental Research Organisation (15,000 employees) devoted to both fundamental and industrial R&D. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-LETI) is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to photonics, biology and healthcare. As a major player in MINATEC excellence centre, LETI operates 8,000-m² state-of-the-art clean rooms, on 24 hours/ 7days mode, on 200mm and 300mm wafer standards. With 1,200 employees, LETI trains more than 150 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies. LETI is strongly committed to the industry and puts a strong emphasis on technology transfers and innovation (LETI owns more than 1,400 patent families). CEA-LETI has a strong activity in silicon photonics and owns more than 25 related patents. The fabrication of all the necessary building blocks has been set up, and more particularly, LETI has developed the technology for Silicon modulators with world results.