A cutting-edge multi-project wafer (MPW) facility at AIM Photonics in Rochester, New York, is nearly ready to roll.
Officials said last week that the delayed Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) site will begin services for customers next month. The TAP facility is a core element of the $600 million-plus silicon photonics development hub first announced in summer 2015 by New York governor Andrew Cuomo and then-US vice president Joe Biden.
Alongside the US Department of Defense as its primary funder, more than 100 private and public partners are now involved in the scheme.