Startup Showcase: SiEPIC Kits – Turning Your Photonics Ideas into Reality

SiEPIC Kits is a Vancouver-based silicon-electronic photonic integrated circuits (SiEPICs) design house that specializes in developing silicon photonics technology solutions. With a team of photonic engineers, SiEPIC Kits provides a complete design and test cycle for your photonic integrated circuit (PIC), using open-access tools and PDKs, to turn your ideas into functional prototypes.

SiEPIC Kits’ innovative approach to developing silicon photonics technology solutions has the potential to revolutionize industries such as data communications, sensing, and medical diagnostics. In this startup showcase, we’ll take a closer look at what SiEPIC Kits has to offer.

PDK Development for Your Fabrication Process

SiEPIC Kits specializes in developing and maintaining Process Development Kits (PDKs) for your fabrication process. The SiEPIC-Tools PDK Framework is an easy-to-use, user-friendly interface that is intended for designers of any level of experience. The framework enables co-integration with advanced simulation tools, making it easier for designers to create functional prototypes.

Design Consultation and Chip Layout of Your PIC Prototype

SiEPIC Kits’ team of photonic engineers provides design consultation and chip layout for your PIC prototype. By leveraging the latest rapid prototyping EBeam fabrication process and commercial CMOS-compatible DUV lithography processes, SiEPIC Kits ensures that your prototype is designed and fabricated to the highest standards.

Electro-Optical Testing of Your Fabricated Prototypes

SiEPIC Kits also provides electro-optical testing of the fabricated prototypes in-house. By using state-of-the-art testing equipment, SiEPIC Kits ensures that your prototypes are thoroughly tested and meet your exact specifications.

Packaging of Your Designed Prototypes

Packaging is an essential component of any prototype, and SiEPIC Kits offers both in-house packaging resources and collaborations with third-party partners. By working with SiEPIC Kits, you can be confident that your prototype will be packaged to the highest standards.

Fabrication Send-Off of Your Designed Prototypes

Finally, SiEPIC Kits provides fabrication send-off of your designed prototypes, including MPW aggregation services for public users. SiEPIC Kits’ dedication to providing end-to-end silicon photonics technology solutions means that you can trust them to deliver your prototypes on time and on budget.


SiEPIC Kits is committed to making silicon photonics technology accessible to businesses and researchers of all levels of experience. Their innovative approach to developing silicon photonics technology solutions has the potential to revolutionize industries, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this Vancouver-based startup.



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