Press Kit: Silicon Photonics
The semiconductor industry is at the gateway of a technology shift in the form of silicon photonics (SiPh), which holds the potential for spectacular gains in speed, power efficiency and density. The first wave of the SiPh revolution stands poised to roll over data centers around the world with optical interconnects that breach the barriers set by copper wire. End user benefits might include an HD movie or 100 hours of music downloaded in a single second. Bandwidths of a terabit per second now come within practical reach.
FormFactor is already playing a significant role in the implementation of silicon photonics technology. This major inflection point provides a good illustration of how we participate in solving the challenges of wafer test long before a new technology goes into mass production.
Automated Photonics Probing - Sophisticated optical alignment algorithms combine with high speed, high precision piezo control to optimize placement of input and output optical probes as the test sequence advances from one set of waveguides to the next and onto the next device
Podcast: What is behind the move to Silicon Photonics?
As bandwidth demands increase and link distances decrease, Datacom is one of the driving factors behind the need for photonics to be manufactured in standard CMOS silicon processes. This podcast explores this transition.
Dan Rishavy, Director of Market Development, FormFactor Probe Systems - January 2018
Best-in-class measurement performance at a high level of automation in the lab* The CM300xi probe station meets the measurement challenges brought on by extremely complex environments, such as unattended testing on small pads over time and at multiple temperatures. Best-in-class measurement performance is achieved for a wide range of applications in an EMI-shielded, light-tight and…Read More