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Tyndall Expands EUROPRACTICE with LioniX Partnership

Posted on: 18 May 2020

Tyndall Expands EUROPRACTICE with LioniX Partnership

Tyndall National Institute and LioniX International make TriPleX available to EUROPRACTICE customers

Tyndall National Institute has expanded its EUROPRACTICE portfolio with a new set of Silicon Nitride process and packaging services offered by LioniX International, a leading global provider of customized microsystem solutions. This expanded partnership will bring a new service suite to industry, academic and SME clients of EUROPRACTICE.

 LioniX International supplies modules enabled by Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) based on its proprietary waveguide technology (TriPleX™). As a vertical integrated company LioniX International deliver a complete solution: from initial design through volume manufacturing of products.

“For over 25 years, EUROPRACTICE has provided academic institutions and SMEs with affordable access to chip design and manufacturing. EUROPRACTICE offers access to prototyping, advanced packaging and volume production in renowned microelectronic and photonic foundries worldwide,” commented Dr Ramsey Selim, Photonics Programme Manager at Tyndall National Institute and board member of EUROPRACTICE.

“We’re delighted to announce that EUROPRACTICE customers will now also have access to the cutting-edge technologies of LioniX International.”

These technologies include LioniX’s world famous proprietary TriPleX™ waveguide technology for Multi-Project-Wafer (MPW) runs, advanced packaging and electronic driver services. TriPleX™ has previously been used in the development of bio-photonic nanochips for cancer detection. It is now being used to accelerate the development of fast and reliable COVID-19 tests. TriPleX™ waveguide technology is a propriety Silicon-Nitride based technology that enables low cost and easy access to low loss photonic integrated circuits suitable for telecom and datacom in the infrared (1550nm) region, as well as life science applications in the visible range (400 to 700nm), and bio-sensing applications in the 850nm range. TriPleX™ waveguide technology has the lowest propagation losses reported for silicon nitride waveguides.

These services are now also offered through General EUROPRACTICE MPW runs, with Tyndall National Institute functioning as a service center for the EUROPRACTICE customers interested in it. Douwe Geuzebroek, PhD., VP of Marketing and Sales at LioniX International, commented,

“We are pleased to partner with Tyndall National Institute to offer our technology services to EUROPRACTICE customers. This will help a new customer base take advantage of the proprietary low propagation loss waveguide technology that operates in broad wavelength bands ranging from 405 nm to 2350 nm, opening it up to a wide set of applications.”

About Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) materials, devices and systems. It is one of Ireland’s five National Labs, specialising in both electronics and photonics. Tyndall works with industry and academia to transform research into products in its core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-tech & the environment. With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, they are focused on delivering human and economic impact from excellence in research. A research flagship of University College Cork, Tyndall is home to a research community of 600 people of 52 nationalities.


About LioniX International

LioniX International is a leading global provider of customized microsystem solutions in scalable production volumes and offers Photonic Integrated Circuit modules, based on silicon-nitride waveguides. They provide customized solutions for OEMs and System Integrators, from design to fully assembled modules, by vertical integration and in scalable production volumes. LioniX International maintain their technology leadership secured by a strong IP position. Their core competences are in Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC), customized MEMS, and opto-fluidics.



EUROPRACTICE is a consortium of research organisations providing European industry and academia with a platform to develop electronic circuits and systems. For more than 25 years, the consortium has offered affordable access to prototyping and volume production services in a wide range of technologies, including ASICs, MEMS and Photonics. For future generations of engineers, EUROPRACTICE has provided CAD tools and a broad training offer ensuring the growing digital economy in Europe. The consortium consists of five partners, namely imec (Belgium), UKRI-STFC (UK), Fraunhofer IIS (Germany), CMP (France) and Tyndall (Ireland). Over the years, EUROPRACTICE has been supported by the European Commission, which allowed expansion into new markets and continuation of the high quality service to more than 600 academic institutions and over 300 SMEs.







For more information on Tyndall please contact:

Ursula Morrish, Marketing and Communications Manager,
Tyndall National Institute,
+353 (0) 852372189