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The European perspective

The generic foundry approach has attracted international attention; for example, that of Dr. Michael Lebby, president of the American Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (www.oida.org). At a workshop/forum of its Japanese sister organization OITDA in February 2009, Lebby concluded that Europe is leading the US in both III-V and silicon [photonics] foundries.

As a result of the pioneering work within the ePIXnet NoE Europe has a lead in the elaboration of the new paradigm. In Asia we see no signs yet of a similar approach. Europe is, therefore, in a unique position to take the lead in the field of advanced PICs and their application, but time is pressing.