ELENA’s pre-commercial Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) RUNs enable researchers to access the novel LNOI PIC platform at affordable cost, lowering the barrier for the industry to adopt the new technology. This fabless access to the LNOI platform allows designers to leverage the extensive library of standardised building blocks as a part of the PDK which is being developed within ELENA.
We ensure a healthy and efficient MPW lifecycle by guiding and advising photonic designers in every step of the mask preparation process. In addition to systematic Design Rule Checks (DRCs) during the design submission period, designers get functional-level consultation of their PIC designs and possible optimisation guidance.
ELENA offers several standard MPW RUNS per year with a fixed schedule. Check out ELENA’s updated MPW RUNs here.