Sponsors & Exhibitors


ECIO will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Valencia from the 30th May to the 1st June 2018. The conference focuses on leading edge research on integrated optics, optoelectronics and nano-photonics and gathers experts from academia and industry to show their latest technical results, and showcase their products and services.

Additional information and application forms for the ECIO commercial exhibition are available for download as PDF files.

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SYNOPSYS  www.synopsys.com

Synopsys is driving the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) revolution with design automation solutions for a wide range of application requirements, from data communications to sensors and biomedical devices. Synopsys’ PIC Design Suite – including the RSoft™ OptSim™ Circuit and PhoeniX OptoDesigner tools – offers a seamless PIC design flow from concept to manufacturable design, as well as access to a single, world-class support channel.


VLC PHOTONICS  www.vlcphotonics.com

VLC Photonics aims to be a complete but flexible partner in photonic integration, thanks to its deep expertise in the whole integration process, from the preliminary feasibility studies, to fabrication platform selection, optical chip design, foundry and packager brokerage, and chip characterization and test. Our know-how includes multiple passive and active components like AWGs, MMIs, Echelle gratings, modulators, lasers, switches, filters, etc. VLC Photonics has been working for more than 15 years in the field, with experience in all major international fabs (+15) in all main material substrates (silicon photonics, InP, GaAs, PLC, SiN, TriPleX, etc.). Backed up by this long term relationship with all the major foundries, the company is now releasing a report providing an extensive technical coverage of manufacturing providers of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) to facilitate decision making and long term planning. Our field of expertise is mostly in optical telecommunications. datacom and optical interconnects, microwave photonics, quantum optics, and sensing systems like fiber sensor interrogators or biophotonics Iab-on-a-chip.



 AIM PHOTONICS   www.aimphotonics.com

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) industry.  AIM Photonics supports Small and Medium Enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions.



VPIphotonics  www.VPIphotonics.com

VPIphotonics™ sets the industry standard for end-to-end photonic design automation comprising design, analysis and optimization of components, systems and networks.

We provide professional simulation software supporting requirements of active/passive integrated photonics and fiber optics applications, optical transmission system and network applications, as well as cost-optimized equipment configuration.

Our team of experts provides professional consulting services addressing customer-specific design, analysis and optimization requirements, and delivers training courses on adequate modeling techniques and advanced software capabilities.


SMART PGOTONICS www.smartphotonics.nl

SMART Photonics is a Pure Play InP Foundry with production located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The company was founded in 2012 after a long history in Philips and JDSU, which is reflected in the III-V production expertise of its team. As an independent foundry, SMART Photonics offers a unique generic integration technology for production of InP based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), based either on a customer specific process, or on SMART Photonics own Process Design Kit (PDK). This process allows for fast prototyping and low cost development without compromising performance and functionality. Custom designed photonic integrated circuits can be developed using the SMART Photonics PDK. This PDK consists of an extensive building block library and design rules.




FYLA www.fyla.com 

FYLA is a fast growing company with an exclusive & transversal owned laser architectures in the range of Ns, Ps and Fs pulsed all-fiber lasers, and a unique approach to Industry, trough their proprietary manufactured In-Fiber Laser technology, putting their clients'€™ products and results into a new dimension of performance.

MICRONANOFABS  www.micronanofabs.org


MICRONANOFABS is a Cleanroom Network devoted to Micro and Nano Manufacturing. It is also part of the New Spanish ICTS map approved on October 7, 2014. A Scientific and Technical Facility (ICTS), in Spain, is a unique or exceptional facility which investment and maintenance cost is relatively high in comparison to other R&D budgets in its area of activity and whose importance and strategic character on research and/or technological development justifies its availability to the entire R&D community and society as a whole.

The mission of the MICRONANOFABS Network is to support Spanish and European research groups and industries in their research in the fields of Micro-Nano Manufacturing and Photonics, three areas of activity that have been considered Key Enabling Technologies (KET´s) by the European Commission for their key contribution to the development of innovative products for our daily life.



MICOS IBERIA  www.pimicos.es

Micos Iberia  is the spanish subsiday of the company PI (Physik Instrumente). PI develops and manufactures high precision positioning systems for a wide field of markets as Optical metrology, industrial manufacturing, Semiconductor, Astronomy/space science and Photonics.

In silicon photonics the test and packaging tasks require nanoscale alignments routines that cannot be performed using visual or mechanical references. Instead, these routines must optimize the optical throughput itself.

With its decades of experience as supplier of precision positioning systems for the semiconductor industry, PI can present now a system that meets the requirements of parallel optical alignment in several degrees of freedom. The FMPA (Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment) system is based on a combination of a high-speed piezo scanner, a micropositioning system (XYZ or 6-axis hexapod), and a high-performance controller with firmware-based routines for optical alignment. Complex alignment procedures can be achieved with it in a sub second scale.

PIXAPP   http://pixapp.eu/

PIXAPP is the world’s first open-access Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Assembly and Packaging Pilot line, and helps users exploit the breakthrough advantages of PIC technologies.

PIXAPP consists of a highly-interdisciplinary team of Europe’s leading industrial & research organisations, and provides users with single-point access to PIC assembly and packaging.

The Pilot Line Gateway Office is PIXAPP‘s the easy-access interface for external users, and is located at the Tyndall National Institute, in Ireland. The Gateway is managed by an experienced team, including technical experts to review incoming user requests, and project managers to organise the PIXAPP supply chain.

PIXAPP bridges the ‘valley of death’ often associated with moving from prototyping to low-volume fabrication, by giving companies an easy-access route to transferring R&D results to the market



AMO  www.amo.de

AMOs role as a research oriented company located in Aachen, Germany headed by Prof. Max Lemme is to close the gap between basic research and industrial application. For this purpose a high level 350 m² cleanroom is available. AMOs activities are focused on the identification of potentials in nanotechnology for diverse application in information technology, biotechnology, photonics and sensor technology. AMOs special strengths are in the area of lithography, pattern transfer (e-beam lithography/UV-nanoimprint/RIE etching) and a highly sophisticated research team with experience in process technology and application. Besides its R&D infrastructure AMO offers services in consulting, prototyping and fabrication of nanostructures.




LIGHT TEC www.lighttec.fr

Light Tec offers optical design tools and optical engineering services. Light Tec’s team is made of 18 employees at 2 locations, one in Hyères (France) and one in Munich (Germany).

The tools proposed include:

- Optical design software tools (Code V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSOFT) + technical support and training.

- Scattering measurement tools including the development and sales of industrial products (“Mini-Diff” and “Reflet”).

With a high-skilled team of optical engineers, the company also offers consulting and measurement services.


PHOTON DESIGN www.photond.com

Photon Design was started in 1992 and now provides a wide range of innovative photonics CAD tools to 35 countries around the world, supplying most of the World's leading photonics companies, universities and government research labs. CAD products include tools for both passive and active component and optical circuit modelling.



THORLABS www.thorlabs.com

Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of laser diodes, optical amplifiers, lithium niobate modulators, quantum cacscade/interband cascade lasers, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing glass optical fibers (silica, fluoride, tellurite, and hollow core); MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.



 RAITH www.raith.com

As a world leading manufacturer of nanofabrication instrumentation,Raith helps customers in achieving great results in their field of work. Offering over 35 years of experience and an international service and support structure, Raith supplies the best solutions for nanofabrication, electron beam lithography, focused ion beam nanofabrication, nanoengineering, IC reverse engineering  and life sciences applications. Be at the top of the game in your area of expertise, with the best Raith solution for realizing your application.



LIGENTEC www.ligentec.com

Ligentec is offering wafer scale fabrication of silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits (PIC) for applications in telecom/datacom, quantum optics, optical (bio-)sensing. The proprietary low loss waveguide technology together with the low bending losses that thick film nitride enables paves the way to new integrated applications such as microwave photonics, nonlinear integrated optics, AI and LIDAR.



ePIXfab  www.epixfab.eu

ePIXfab is a European alliance of organizations that promotes silicon photonics science, technology, and application through a fabless model for the development of silicon photonic circuits based on existing photonics and CMOS infrastructure. ePIXfab is an open-alliance with more than 30 members and represents the European silicon photonics community as a whole. ePIXfab promotes the latest developments in the field of silicon photonics and is one of the leading source to provide training with respect to silicon photonics technology and applications through the support of its members and European silicon photonics community.



IBM-CNM  www.imb-cnm.csic.es

The Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB) is the Barcelona location of the National Microelectronics Center (CNM). It belongs to the Spanish Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC) since its foundation in 1985, together with the institutes in Madrid, (IMM-CSIC) and Seville (IMSE-CSIC). The main activities of IMB-CNM is basic and applied research and development, education and training in micro and nanotechnologies, components and systems. IMB-CNM has developed, together with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), a versatile moderate confinement Silicon Nitride platform for photonic integrated applications, running under a Multi Project Wafer scheme, coordinate by the company VLC Photonics SL, owner of the PDK (Process Design Kit).


WATIFY  is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the European Commission to support the EU efforts to stimulate the modernization of Europe’s industry by boosting European SMEs technological transformation, and supporting Europe’s regions to translate their smart specialization strategies in the areas of digitization and Key Enabling Technologies into concrete projects



Companies interested in the sponsor/exhibition should contact the Congress Secretariat as soon as possible at: 


Viajes El Corte Inglés 

Avda. Pio XII, 51 C.C. Ademuz 4ª planta

46015 Valencia

Phone: +34 963 107 189

Email: congresos.valencia@viajeseci.es