Silicon photonics has become in the past years an important technology adopted by a growing number of
industrial players to develop their next generation optical transceivers. However most of the technology
platforms established in CMOS fabrication lines are kept captive or open to only a restricted number of
customers. In order to make silicon photonics accessible to a large number of players several initiatives exist
around the world to develop open platforms. In this paper we will present imec’s silicon photonics active
platform accessible through multi-project wafer runs.