Companies collaborate to deliver silicon photonics test and measurement solution

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with FormFactor and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to accelerate integrated photonics innovation, the company said.

Silicon photonics enables the transfer of large amounts of data at high speeds using optical signals instead of electrical signals. The silicon photonics market is gaining momentum for data center, automotive, and other applications as it allows optical devices to be created cost effectively — reducing power and size — using silicon semiconductor fabrication techniques. The global silicon photonics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.3% between 2017 and 2025, according to Inkwood Research.

The FormFactor CM300xi, combined with Keysight´s Photonics Application Suite measurement software, provides automated alignment and simultaneous optical-optical and optical-electrical device tests.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. More information is available at www.keysight.com.