The market for conventional data centre networking equipment is expected to reach $32 billion by 2022 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.2 %. POSEIDON is set to disrupt this market by removing massive cost and complexity barriers for the integration of PICs with conventional CMOS circuits.

On-chip generation of visible and IR light integrated together with CMOS electronics will lay the foundation for cheap and energy efficient sensors driving industry 4.0 (e.g. for industrial process control, automotive, robotics, internet of things).

The project has the potential to transform Europe’s industrial landscape and provide sustainable solutions to societal challenges across ICT, quantum technologies, energy, environment, health and security.