Graham Reed is Professor of Silicon Photonics at the University of Southampton, UK. In 2012, he and his group joined Southampton from the University of Surrey, where he was Head of Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2012. Reed is a pioneer of Silicon Photonics. He established the Silicon Photonics Research Group in 1989, which has provided a series of world leading results since its inception, and is particularly well known silicon optical modulator work. Reed has served on and chaired numerous international conference committees, and is currently a member of 6. He has published over 350 papers on Silicon Photonics, and in 2013 was the recipient of the IET Crompton Medal for Achievement in Energy, and in 2014 he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award.
As the market adoption of Silicon Photonics technologies continues to rise, and ever more fabless companies enter the market, there is a clear need for a flexible device prototyping foundry service that retains the ability for device level innovation, and also offers a clear path for volume scaling. Through the use of DUV projection lithography, with the option of high-resolution e-beam lithography, CORNERSTONE offers fabrication processes that can be easily transferred to other foundries for mass production, whilst also being able to mimic advanced technology nodes for high-resolution layers. This talk gives an overview of the CORNERSTONE platform.