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  • Important Changes to Tri-Layer Metallization

    December 7, 2018

    We are implementing updates to our Tri-Layer Metallization process, effective January 1st 2019. The current aluminum routing layer will be replaced with an TiW/Al bilayer in the fabrication process. The bilayer will still use Layer 12 in the GDS file. The updated design rules are located here and the updated process decription is located here. If you have any questions about this change, please contact support@appliednt.com.

  • January 2019 Run Deadline

    December 3, 2018

    The next MPW submission deadline is 6:00 PM MST, Monday January 7th, 2019. The 2019 MPW run schedule has been posted here.

  • New Website Features

    September 24, 2018

    We have added exciting new content to our website! Check out our updated MPW design rules, now conveniently located here.

  • October 2018 Run Deadline

    September 22, 2018

    The next MPW submission deadline is 9:00 PM MDT, Friday, October 12, 2018.

  • August 2018 Run Deadline

    August 7, 2018

    The next MPW submission deadline is 6:00 PM MDT, Sunday, August 26, 2018.

  • June 2018 Run Deadline

    June 1, 2018

    The next MPW submission deadline is 6:00 PM MDT, Sunday, June 24, 2018.

  • May 2018 Run Deadline

    April 2, 2018

    The next MPW submission deadline is 6:00 PM MDT, Thursday May 3, 2018. We are also still in the process of fabricating some outstanding orders from the February/March MPW run due to equipment uptime issues. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

  • February 2018 Run Deadline

    December 13, 2017

    The next MPW submission deadline is 6:00 PM MST, Friday February 9, 2018.

  • October 2017 Run; Process Improvements and Changes

    August 28, 2017

    The next MPW submission deadline is 11:59 PM MDT, Tuesday October 31, 2017. The October run will feature these improvements:

    • Etched TiW heaters, with minimum feature size of 2 μm
    • Protective oxide layer on heaters for improved robustness
    • Updated deep trench specifications
    • Improvements to online submission system for large GDS designs

    The design rules will be updated with these new specifications soon.

  • August 2017 Run Deadline

    July 15, 2017

    We will be offering another silicon photonics MPW run in August 2017. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM MDT, Tuesday August 1, 2017. The run afterward will be performed in early October (tentatively).

  • June 2017 Run Deadline

    June 12, 2017

    We will be offering another silicon photonics MPW run in June 2017. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM MDT, Monday June 12, 2017. The run afterward will be performed in early August.

  • April 2017 Run Deadline

    April 3, 2017

    We will be offering another silicon photonics MPW run in April 2017. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM MST, Tuesday April 4, 2017.

  • Extended March 2017 Run Deadline

    March 8, 2017

    The submission deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM MST, Friday, March 17, 2017 for the next NanoSOI MPW Run.

  • Upcoming March 2017 Run

    January 24, 2017

    We will be offering another silicon photonics MPW run in March 2017. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM MST, Saturday, March 11, 2017.

  • Qualification Results - December 2016

    December 21, 2016

    Applied Nanotools has completed a recent test of the propagation loss for strip waveguides made from 220 nm SOI, 2 micron BOX. Updated propagation loss numbers can be found here.

  • Upcoming January 2017 Run; Buffer Oxide Change

    October 17, 2016

    We will be offering another silicon photonics MPW run in January 2017. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM MST, Friday, December 30, 2016. Please note that as of this run, we will be transitioning our 220 nm SOI fabrication to 2.0 μm buffer oxide. This change from 3.0 μm is a result of our wafer supplier discontinuing the 3.0 μm product. Although this wafer choice will further align our e-beam process with large-scale foundry services, the change may impact some designs that have been optimized for 3 μm BOX.

  • Upcoming Fabrication Run: October 2016

    August 20, 2016

    We are performing our second fabrication run on October 10th, 2016 (extended from September 25, 2016). The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM MST