ASIP Lands $2.5M

ASIP secures $2.5 million government contract to expand development of photonic integration technology

August 23, 2004

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- ASIP, Inc., a pioneer in the development of advanced, photonic integrated circuits and a leading provider of high-speed lasers for next-generation optical transceivers, today announced that ThreeFive Photonics B.V., its wholly owned subsidiary in the Netherlands, has secured a government contract from SenterNovem, part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, worth USD $2.5 million.

ASIP will partner with the COBRA Research School of the Technical University of Eindhoven, a world-renowned institution in the study of advanced semiconductor nanostructures and photonic technology. ASIP and COBRA will research new technologies, such as quantum dot active regions, high-aspect-ratio photonic band gap structures and advanced integrated device designs, to help eliminate the traditional barriers to achieving large-scale optoelectronic integration. These barriers include high power dissipation, the need for thermoelectric cooling and poor manufacturing yields.

"This research contract will accelerate performance advancements to ASIP's existing line of industry-leading, high-speed lasers and build the foundation for the next generation of photonic integrated circuits," said Mike Decelle, ASIP president and CEO. "We are anxious to bring together the collective power of ASIP's Asymmetric TwinGuide(TM) technology with complementary technologies such as quantum dots and photonic band gaps. These complementary technologies will further expand the range of optoelectronic devices that can be integrated using our ATG."

Wouter Deelman, managing director of ThreeFive Photonics, said, "R&D in the semiconductor industry is very capital intensive and this subsidy allows us to further expand our research collaboration with the Technical University of Eindhoven. Our contract from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs further validates ASIP's advanced optical technology development and is an important step in creating research to benefit both our customers and the communications industry."


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