Through its R&D base in Ghent (Flanders), Brolis is adding both photonic integrated circuit technology and silicon technology to its portfolio. This paves the way for the development of integrated hybrid chip technology with brand-new functionalities: think of extremely small remote laser sensors in industrial and healthcare applications, such as smart wearables.
“We are delighted to set up R&D activities in Ghent, Flanders,” comments Augustinas Vizbaras, co-founder and head of Chip Technology at Brolis Semiconductors. “Ghent is renowned worldwide as a great location for silicon photonics research. Our successful collaboration with the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University, for example, proved to be the decisive trigger for us to commercialize our GaSb/SOI technology. We feel like we are in good company in Ghent.”