AIM Photonics

257 Fuller Road
Albany,  NY  12203

United States
http://www.aimphotonics.com
  • Booth: 6378


Welcome to AIM Photonics an institute of NNMI.

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.  Organizations interested in membership can visit our website membership page at http://www.aimphotonics.com/membership-inquiries/.


 Press Releases

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    ROCHESTER, NY - SUNY Polytechnic Institute and AIM Photonics joined Precision Optical Transceivers of Rochester today to announce the company’s membership in AIM Photonics. The membership introduces the industry leader in pluggable optics and related components to AIM, an institute of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and allows for further local advancement in the silicon photonics sector.
     
    “This is a wonderful partnership between an innovative Rochester company and AIM Photonics and is exactly what we had envisioned when the institute was located here,” said Robert Duffy, Chairman of the AIM Photonics Leadership Council.  “This is economic development at its finest.  Not only will Precision help further AIM’s cutting edge research and development efforts, but Precision will also be able to leverage its membership in the institute to build upon its success and remain a strong and viable contributor to the local economy. I extend my continued thanks and appreciation for SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros and AIM CEO Dr. Michael Liehr for continuing to drive this initiative and their commitment to the Finger Lakes region.”
     
    “We are excited to welcome the team at Precision Optical Transceivers as the newest members of AIM Photonics,” said Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology for SUNY Polytechnic Institute.  “Precision is a perfect example of AIM’s mission to bring together world class New York companies to enable the development of new technologies and accelerate technology transfer to the marketplace. Their unique expertise in manufacturing optical transceivers and components addresses a critical need for AIM.  Our collaboration will help drive the growth and success of the institute as well as Precision and our other partner companies in the region.”
     
    The partnership between Precision and the SUNY Poly-led AIM Photonics provides a path for the development of new technologies and products that will further solidify a position in the photonics space. Precision will be engaging closely with various academic and industry leaders through the AIM consortium to advance the state of silicon photonics packaging and production at the Rochester based facility.  This partnership allows Precision to invest in the rapidly growing field of integrated photonics, have access to cutting edge manufacturing facilities, partner closely with research colleges, and provide back to the local community. 
     
    Bryce Tennant, CTO of Precision stated, “Precision plans to utilize AIM to further push the envelope of our technical offerings. We believe that by working with AIM and its partners we will be able to significantly advance our transceiver product line and offer adjacent components to meet our customer’s needs. Our partnership with AIM ultimately will provide better services and systems for our end users.”
     
    As a native Rochester company, Precision believes that AIM Photonics has boundless potential to support the local economy. One of SUNY Poly’s primary goals through AIM is to make Rochester a technology hub for silicon photonics manufacturing and packaging. The success of AIM in Rochester is also a major success for the city of Rochester and all of its surrounding areas. Precision strongly believes in this vision and is excited to be a part of that driving force in its earliest stages.
     
    Through membership with AIM Photonics, Precision Optical Transceivers plans to advance their products and future offerings to better serve the needs of their customers. Precision also plans to work closely with AIM affiliated universities to conduct advanced research and product development.
     
    Precision Optical Transceivers. Precision Optical Transceivers is an industry-leading manufacturer of optical transceivers and related active/passive optical components. Precision helps to build networks around the globe by providing high quality custom-engineered photonics solutions. The company is located in Brockport, NY and is a member of the START-UP NY program in partnership with The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
     
    AIM Photonics. 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.
     

    SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.

     

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    Media Contact:

    Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
    (518) 956-7359 | jgretzinger@sunypoly.edu
  • 7/8/2016 10:07:04 AM

    SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics

     

    SUNY Poly team at SEMICON West 2016 Conference will detail progress related to the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, and champion solar energy advances at Intersolar North America
     
    ALBANY, NY – SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), in partnership with Empire State Development, today announced that a team of the institution’s leading researchers, complemented by scientists from a number of SUNY Poly’s corporate partners, will play a significant role in the globally recognized SEMICON West 2016 conference taking place in San Francisco, California. With its attendance, SUNY Poly will mark its 10th year exhibiting at SEMICON West by showcasing its world-class capabilities and unparalleled innovation-based photonics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic-focused know-how to an industry-centric global audience.
     
    During this year’s engagement, SUNY Poly will present progress reports for a number of initiatives that it is spearheading in New York State, including updates on the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), which will showcase a state-of-the-art 300mm silicon photonics wafer, and the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (NY-PEMC), as well as a panel discussion regarding the integration of solar technologies into the internet of things (IoT) at the concurrently held Intersolar North America exhibition and conference.
     
    “Governor Andrew Cuomo has ushered in a new era in New York State, and its foundation is his innovative model for economic development which has spurred incredible growth of the state’s high-tech ecosystem. This is why Empire State Development is excited to partner with SUNY Poly at SEMICON West to share how advanced global technology companies can be a part of New York State’s economic renaissance,” said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky. “We are eager to share with SEMICON West attendees how New York State’s targeted approach to grow its innovation economy has given rise to a unique model for research, development, and commercialization in the power electronics, photonics, and clean energy arenas.”
     
    “SUNY Poly is thrilled to showcase its pivotal role in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech economic blueprint for New York State through this partnership with Empire State Development at SEMICON West 2016, where SUNY Poly is marking its 10th year as an exhibitor. In addition, we are pleased to continue our leadership role at Intersolar North America, which underscores SUNY Poly’s impact in a number of innovation sectors, including integrated photonics, power electronics, and solar energy,” said SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. “SUNY Poly’s world-class technology hubs offer incredible opportunities for potential partners in a variety of advanced areas, and as the institution’s public-private partnership model inspires further clustering of leading high-tech corporations and organizations across New York State, we are proud to share SUNY Poly’s story at SEMICON West and Intersolar North America.”
     
    At this year’s SEMICON West conference, SUNY Poly presenters, including SUNY Poly Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, Vice President of Research and CEO of AIM Photonics Dr. Michael Liehr and SUNY Poly Associate Vice President for Business, Wafer Processing and CMO of AIM Photonics Frank Tolic will provide updates on the SUNY Poly-led AIM Photonics initiative, headquartered in Rochester, NY, as it ramps up research and development capabilities and begins to build and equip the Rochester-based photonics packaging, test, and assembly facility. AIM Photonics has seen incredible interest in membership, with more than 30 signed members and additional interested parties from 27 different U.S. states, including partners from industry, academia, and government. SUNY Poly technology research and development leaders will provide presentations on topics such as “Packaging Photonics for Speed and Bandwith” and “AIM Photonics Solutions to CMP Challenges with Integrated Si Photonics Chips.” They will also discuss related AIM Academy and workforce development efforts that are currently underway to ensure that AIM Photonics-related jobs are filled by a pool of diverse, highly qualified candidates.
     
    “New York State’s high-tech corridor, led by SUNY Poly, is catalyzing a next-generation technology research, development, and commercialization ecosystem that will continue to shape the 21st Century and offer incredible opportunities for many who are attending the SEMICON West conference from around the world,” said Dr. Liehr. “At SEMICON West, SUNY Poly is excited to share a number of updates related to the AIM Photonics initiative with scientists and business leaders as we aim to foster the partnerships that will light the way toward an even brighter future of technological advancement and business growth in New York State.”
     
    During the SEMICON West engagement, the NY-PEMC will also be highlighted by SUNY Poly, which, along with General Electric, is leading the strategic development and growth of the consortium to enable the high volume manufacturing and packaging of power electronic devices and systems that are smaller, faster, and more efficient. More specifically, a presentation by SUNY Poly Vice President for Manufacturing Innovation and General Manager of the NY-PEMC Paul Farrar will detail the status of the initiative and its progress to date, including information about the world-class Silicon Carbide (SiC) wafer fab which is located at SUNY Poly’s $24 billion Albany NanoTech Complex and a state-of-the-art SiC packaging facility at SUNY Poly’s Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) fab, located in Utica, New York. Farrar will also share findings on SiC-based devices and applications for the advanced technology. Presenters from partner corporations will update attendees on capabilities related to wafer capacity per year, in addition to new metrology and analytical methods. The NY-PEMC will also showcase a number of cutting-edge power electronics-focused items at SUNY Poly’s SEMICON West Tech Pavilion exhibition booth, many of which are being supplied by GE, including a sample packaged SiC module, a 4” SiC metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) wafer, and a 6” Si demonstration wafer with MOSFET patterning, among others.  
     
    “SUNY Poly is excited to play a pivotal role in New York State’s fast growing high-tech economy, and we are eager to share progress by the critical New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium as it provides an innovative path forward for more efficient and robust semiconductor solutions based on a unique public-private partnership model that has much to offer those who are attending SEMICON West 2016,” said Farrar. “In partnership with General Electric, SUNY Poly and the NY-PEMC are thrilled to be able to provide displays of power electronics components at SUNY Poly’s SEMICON West exhibition booth that not only reveal tangible technological progress, but also reflect New York State’s unmatched model for innovation-based growth as it sparks numerous business opportunities for the growing power electronics industry and its supply chain.”
     
    Complementing the various presentations by SUNY Poly researchers and partners, the more than 26,000 expected attendees of the SEMICON West conference and exhibition will be able to learn about the institution’s world-class resources and exciting partnership opportunities by visiting SUNY Poly’s 800 square foot Tech Pavilion, which will feature representatives from SUNY Poly, Empire State Development, NY Loves Nanotech, AIM Photonics, and NY-PEMC who will provide information regarding New York State’s rapidly expanding high-tech corridor and its business incentives, such as the tax-free Start-Up NY initiative. Visitors to the SUNY Poly booth at SEMICON West will not only be able to gain insight into the NY-PEMC and view a number of Silicon Carbide-centered display items, but they will also be able to learn more about AIM Photonics and view a cutting-edge 300mm silicon photonics wafer. In addition, attendees will be able to obtain information about SUNY Poly’s workforce development efforts focused on subsystems and site services for PV, mixed signal sensors, and LED advanced manufacturing, for example. Booth number 6378 will be located in the Moscone Center’s North Hall near the TechXPOT North Advance Packaging Forum, and representatives will be available Tuesday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
    Additionally, SUNY Poly will play an integral role in the Intersolar North America conference, which is being held in San Francisco alongside SEMICON West 2016. A panel discussion, “How the Convergence of Energy, Data Analytics, and IoT will Change the Solar Market,” will take place on Monday, July 11 led by moderator Dr. Pradeep Haldar, SUNY Poly Vice President of Entrepreneurship Innovation and Clean Energy Programs; Director of the SUNY Poly Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC); Executive Director of New Energy New York (NENY); and Chief Operating and Technology Officer of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (U.S. PVMC). Panelists include representatives from Gehrlicher Solar, REC Solar, IBM, Nest, and the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative who will discuss how the solar industry can utilize an advanced digital strategy to improve solar system costs and efficiency while looking to seamlessly integrate solar technologies into the evolving IoT.
     
    “Continuing to support New York State’s critical NY-SUN initiative, SUNY Poly and the U.S. PVMC are eager to promote dialogue between solar industry leaders, public partners such as the Department of Energy, and other stakeholders as we seek to provide an invaluable forum for shaping the direction of the solar industry’s approach to maximizing solar energy’s powerful potential,” said Dr. Haldar. “New York State is not only an innovation hub for solar energy-based R&D and deployment, it is also a place where its burgeoning high-tech ecosystem can provide unique synergies to ensure that next-generation solar technologies become even more consumer friendly. By being able to combine complementary technologies and by implementing components that will enable solar energy to embed itself into the internet of things, we are thrilled that SUNY Poly, the U.S. PVMC and its partners, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, are taking a leadership role in spurring a clean energy future.”
     
    Intersolar North America, co-located with SEMICON West, takes place each year and features an exhibition and conference attended by nearly 20,000 visitors. The event focuses on research, development, commercialization, and deployment of photovoltaics; PV production technologies; energy storage; and solar thermal technologies. SEMICON West is the annual tradeshow for the microelectronics manufacturing industries and their supply chains where leaders present research and other sector-shaping progress reports via keynote addresses, executive panels, and technical and business sessions to attendees from around the world. In addition to the more than 700 expected exhibitors and hundreds of product displays, the event also features applications and topics ranging from micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) to nanoelectronics and the IoT. The conference runs from July 12 through July 14.
     
    For more information and daily updates on SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s SEMICON West 2016 and Intersolar North America conference engagements, please visithttp://www.sunycnse.com/Outreach/SEMICONWest2016.aspx
     
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    SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.

     

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    Media Contact:

    Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
    (518) 956-7359 | jgretzinger@sunypoly.edu
  • The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics in Rochester has been approved for $106 million worth of equipment and maintenance costs. 

    The New York State Photonics Board approved the funding for the federal institute at its meeting in Rochester Wednesday. 

    The $106 million approved today is part of the $250 million that New York State committed to the project. The total budget is $612.9 million, with the federal government committing $110 million and the state and other parties, including private sector companies, providing the balance. 

    Board Chairman John Maggiore also told the board that it is anticipated that Empire State Development will issue a request for proposals for the location of the Institute’s testing, assembly and packaging facility.

    AIM Photonics is a manufacturing consortium that will focus on the design, manufacture, testing, assembly and packaging of integrated photonic devices. Among the lead universities are SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology.

    The focus of the planned center will be on integrated photonics. That means photons, which are powered by light, would be used in place of electrons, which are powered by electricity.

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, said the funding is a step in the right direction for the center which he said will be “the magnet that attracts world-class researchers to Rochester and teams them with local Rochester workers, suppliers, and photonic companies to make a low-cost, commercially-viable photonic-integrated circuits.” 

    Added U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton: “This is a key moment in our work to bring the photonics institute online. We’ve got the manufacturing facilities, the research institutions, and the workforce, and now we’re on the verge of making key investments to take this program to the next level.”

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