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The CATN2 will support your participation in strategic campaigns that  burden-share capital and operating cost, provide operational structures to protect and share intellectual property, and, align the industry supply chain to deliver integrated solutions.



Integrated Photonics (AIM)

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) industry. AIM Photonics, led by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, supports Small, Medium and Large Enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions.


Our Mission

We seek to advance integrated photonic circuit manufacturing technology development while simultaneously providing access to state-of-the-art fabrication, packaging, and testing capabilities for small-to-medium enterprises, academia and the government; create an adaptive integrated photonic circuit workforce capable of meeting industry needs and thus further increasing domestic competitiveness; and meet participating commercial, defense and civilian agency needs in this burgeoning technology area.


Our Vision

Establish a technology, business and education framework for industry, government and academia to accelerate the transition of integrated photonic solutions from innovation to manufacturing-ready deployment in systems spanning commercial and defense applications.



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With access to an advanced semiconductor RD&D environment that includes a 300mm wafer industry-compliant silicon wafer process line, the U.S. Department of Commerce and New York State established the Advanced Manufacturing Performance (AMP) Center to support research into root causes using “lab-to-fab” testing, development of data-driven solutions using “digital twin” analysis; and, deployment of process performance management using “career pathways” training.


AMP provides access to project-ready test-beds that include: component-level research laboratories focusing on root cause analysis; systems-level development facilities focusing on system-of-systems data correlation; and, a process-level deployment manufacturing environment for process performance management.


Our mission is to support systematic progression in advanced manufacturing solutions by aligning technology, data, and workforce development to address the advanced manufacturing challenges that confront the semiconductor industry.