About VLC Photonics

While VLC Photonics was born in 2011 as a design house for photonic integrated circuits, it has evolved along the years to respond to the market needs. Currently, it provides all kinds of services spanning the whole photonic integration process, from initial evaluation to design, manufacturing, test, and packaging.

Nowadays, VLC Photonics is a world pioneer on the fabless business model, offering independent pure-play services, and collaborating with a global network of foundries, and packaging providers. The company serves customers in many markets, from communications, to sensing, LIDAR, quantum optics, AI, biophotonics, medical instrumentation, metrology, etc., and has worked with several Fortune 500 and equivalent large corporations, as well as emerging start-ups and world-recognized researchers.


Embedding a full optical system into a single photonic chip can be a complex and time-consuming task.VLC Photonics, as a fabless design house, can help with multiple solutions spanning the whole optical integration process, from the initial concept evaluation to the circuit layout, prototyping and testing of the chip.

VPI provides services for:

  • Photonic Integration Consultancy (specifications definition, feasibility analysis, techno-economical evaluation)
  • PIC Design (modelling, simulation, design and layout)
  • Fabless PIC Manufacturing (tape-outs at more tha 20 different foundries)
  • PIC Characterization and Test (optoelectronic die and wafer level measurements)
  • PIC Packaging (in-house test assemblies and outsourced full packages)
  • Foundry Process Design Kits (PDKs) and design library development
  • Custom PIC  Training