Keywords: optics, photonics, PIC
Summary:The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) is a network of research institutes in the United States that focuses on developing and commercializing manufacturing technologies through public-private partnerships between U.S. industry, universities, and federal government agencies. As one of the early institutes, the American Institute for Manufacturing integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) was officially announced in July 2015. This Institute is focused on developing an end-to-end photonic integrated circuit (PIC) ecosystem in the U.S., including domestic foundry access, integrated design tools, automated packaging, assembly and test, and workforce development. Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics, will describe the technical goals, operational framework, near-term milestones, and opportunities for the broader photonics community.