SMART Photonics

SMART Photonics is a semiconductor photonics foundry, specialized in manufacturing photonic components and photonic integrated circuits (“PICs”) on Indium Phosphide (“InP”). SMART Photonics is an independent pure-play foundry that provides customized photonic components for their customers based on their designs.


PICs are essential to meet fast growing data traffic and strongly increasing speed requirements in communication technologies and to unlock a suite of next generation sensory solutions throughout many industries, ranging from next generation low-power consumption data-centers to a variety of sensing applications for structural monitoring and medical diagnostics. Integrated photonics also plays an increasingly important role in the aircraft industry, air quality monitoring, autonomous driving and in ultra-secure cryptography.


Smart Photonics was founded in 2012 and it has over 20 years of technology heritage from Eindhoven University of Technology and Philips. Smart Photonics’ ambition is to be the leading independent foundry for photonic integrated circuits, which provide small-scale integration and high performance combined with low energy consumption.


2012, spin-off Eindhoven University of Technology


John Feenstra (CEO), Jos van den Broek (COO), Luc Augustin (CTO), Maarten Wellens (CFO)

Based in

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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