Goals

The Memphis consortium is based on complementary collaboration, in which partners work together on several innovation projects.

Often these are technological innovations supported by additional innovations in application. The consortium aims to durable growth in the industry sector, improved international visibility of the consortium, further exploitation of the infrastructural investments made, and continuing and extending leading research projects.

The Memphis program has outlined the following goals:

  • Completion of cluster organisation: Completing the value chain, whereby development of production processes, system engineering, and advising on commercialisation of products and services is supported.

The cluster will be arranged in such a way that both knowledge, skills and commercial aspects become available, based on the key companies and knowledge institutes in the Netherlands, supplemented with some complementary international leading companies: Oclaro (UK), IBM (CH) and institutes: IMEC (B). The consortium functions as an open platform where new partners can join to take part in the execution of the Memphis-roadmap, so the complete interactively accommodated palette of photonic technologies, process and products arises.

  • Completion of technological platform: Further completion of the technological platform, in which the first phase of the Memphis-project is now brought to further standardization of components, production processes and tooling. To do so, standardizations are introduced on all four pillars, taking into account national and international developments. These pillars, the so-called sub-programs, are:
  • Applications in several fields, such as health care, AgroFood, aeronautics, and HTSM
  • Photonic functions, in the form of components, modules, and systems
  • Technology based on substrates: InP, TripleX and SOI, Si-Photonics
  • Processes and tooling for both front-end and back-end

Mainly new photonic-electronic technology is developed, with which a standard system will be created, based on available building blocks, new product interfaces, components, and processes. Based on this new standard system new applications, innovation carriers,  will be developed.

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