CUMEC: Implementing Silicon Based Hybrid Integration at the Chip Level in 2025
34 2023-05-26
The "2022 Top Ten Technology Trends" released by Alibaba Dharma Institute states: "As the process competition for electronic chips approaches the end, silicon optical chips will emerge, integrating the advantages of photons and electronics, breaking through Moore‘s Law limitations, and meeting the explosive computing power needs brought about by artificial intelligence and cloud computing. It is expected that silicon optical chips will carry high-speed information transmission in large data centers in the next three years,
Xiao Zhixiong stated that silicon light has two main advantages. One is the advantage of integration. The waveguide of silicon optical chips has a large refractive index difference, which can effectively limit the light field, and the chip size can be very small. The second is the advantage of materials. Silicon materials are inexpensive, compatible with CMOS processes, and have the advantage of large-scale production, which can effectively reduce costs.
In the era of digital intelligence, global network data traffic is rapidly doubling every three years, directly benefiting the size of the silicon optical market. Yole estimates that the silicon light market size in 2019 will be 480 million US dollars; It is predicted to reach $3.9 billion in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 42%.
At the same time, the business field of Silicon Optics is also constantly expanding. Xiao Zhixiong said: "In 2019, silicon light applications will focus on data center optical module and long-distance optical transmission module; in 2025, silicon light applications are expected to expand to optical interconnection, unmanned Lidar, immune testing, fiber optic gyroscope and 5G optical module and other fields.
The division of labor in the global optical module industry chain is clear, and the technology of Europe, America and Japan started earlier, focusing on chip and product research and development. China has obvious advantages in the middle reaches of the industrial chain, but it is difficult to share the huge value of the upstream. Forming the silicon optical industry chain as soon as possible, strengthening the ecology, and driving the high-quality development of the industry are important prerequisites for China‘s optical module industry to achieve "lane changing overtaking".
Xiao Zhixiong stated that CUMEC is committed to following the "Beyond Mole+Optoelectronic Fusion" technology route, with silicon based optoelectronics, heterogeneous 3D integration, CIS, intelligent sensing and other process and product technologies as the core, providing customers with integrated solutions to achieve complete support for the entire chain of design, manufacturing, and packaging.