Past events

CORNERSTONE at PIC Conference 2018

PIC Conference, 10-11 April 2018, Brussels

Visit the CORNERSTONE booth to enter our MPW prize draw

CORNERSTONE is a new fabrication capability that can provide competitive prices for both active and passive silicon photonic devices, and is currently free-to-access for UK academia.

The CORNERSTONE team, headed up by Professor Graham Reed here at the University of Southampton, will be showcasing their capability at PIC 2018 where they'll be on hand in the exhibition to discuss your requirements in person - you can even enter our prize draw to win free access to a single MPW call, just leave your business card at the CORNERSTONE booth*


CORNERSTONE is an EPSRC funded project dedicated to establishing Silicon Photonics fabrication capability that can support photonics research in the UK. It aims to offer up to 6 passive calls and 2 active calls per year via a multi-project-wafer service and is free-to-access for UK academia until September 2019.

With a track record of world-leading results, and supported by some of the world’s best academic fabrication facilities for microfabrication and high-spec. nanofabrication, CORNERSTONE offers a flexibility that may not be accessible at conventional foundries. Through the use of lithography techniques such as advanced projection lithography and direct write e-beam lithography (by request), CORNERSTONE offers both an industry compatible fabrication capability, and a design flexibility essential for research and prototyping purposes.

CORNERSTONE offers regular access to multi-project-wafer batches for both active and passive silicon photonics devices and bespoke fabrication runs to suit the individual needs of customers.

For more information on standard platforms, open design calls and bespoke services, please visit

*Prize draw terms and conditions: A condition of entry is that you will be added to the CORNERSTONE mailing list. Please note that the free run will be a 'passives with heaters' run.