The Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I) is a collaboration of over 400 participants from all over the world. The participants come from industry, research organizations and academia. The IPSR-I shows the consensus of technology gaps for PICs in the next 5 – 20 years per technology and application field. The four markets that are predicted to drive PIC manufacturing for the next 20 years in the IPSR-I are: Datacom, 3D imaging, (bio)sensing and RF-photonics. The industry trends towards integration of chips from different material platforms into one package, to leverage all the advantages of each electronic/photonic platform. The IPSR-I gives insight in the key challenges of the future for integration of these platforms to achieve volume manufacturing of PICs in the driving markets.
Peter van Arkel is driven by the impact that integrated photonics can bring to society. He is the CTO of PhotonDelta, the integrated photonics industry accelerator in The Netherlands. In the past 7 years he worked as a consultant at Berenschot. During that period he wrote many grant proposals in integrated photonic technologies, analyzed innovation ecosystems, and was the roadmapping director of the Integrated Photonics Systems Roadmap – International (IPSR-I). Peter has a degree in Applied Physics and Management, and currently is part-time PhD candidate in innovation ecosystems at the Eindhoven University of Technology.