SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 11, 2018 – Intel has won SEMI’s 2018 Award for the Americas. SEMI honored the celebrated chipmaker for pioneering process and integration breakthroughs that enabled the first high-volume Integrated Silicon Photonics Transceiver. The award was presented yesterday at SEMICON West 2018.
SEMI’s Americas Awards recognize technology developments with a major impact on the semiconductor industry and the world.
The Intel Silicon Photonics 100G CWDM4 (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing 4-lane) QSFP28 optical transceiver, a highly integrated optical connectivity solution, combines the power of optics and the scalability of silicon. The small form-factor, high-speed, low-power consumption 100G optical transceivers are used in optical interconnects for data communications applications, including large-scale cloud and data centers, and in Ethernet switch, router, and client telecommunications interfaces.
Dr. Thomas Liljeberg, senior director of R&D for Intel Silicon Photonics, accepted the award on behalf of Intel. Dr. Liljeberg is one of the technologists responsible for bringing Intel’s silicon photonics 100G transceivers to high-volume production.
“Every year SEMI honors key technological contributions and industry leadership through the SEMI Award,” said David Anderson, president, SEMI Americas. “Intel was instrumental in delivering technologies that will influence product design and system architecture for many years to come. Congratulations to Intel for this significant accomplishment.”
“The 2018 Award recognizes the enablement of high-volume manufacturing through technology leadership and collaboration with key vendors in the supply chain,” said Bill Bottoms, chairman of the SEMI Awards Advisory Committee. “Intel’s collaboration is a model for how the industry can accelerate innovation in the future.”
SEMI established the SEMI Award in 1979 to recognize outstanding technical achievement and meritorious contributions in the areas of Semiconductor Materials, Wafer Fabrication, Assembly and Packaging, Process Control, Test and Inspection, Robotics and Automation, Quality Enhancement, and Process Integration.
The SEMI Americas award is the highest honor conferred by the SEMI Americas region. It is open to individuals or teams from industry or academia whose specific accomplishments have a broad commercial impact and widespread technical significance for the entire semiconductor industry. Nominations are accepted from individuals of North American-based member companies of SEMI. For a list of past award recipients, visit www.semi.org/semiaward.
SEMI connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.