Vision

Sicoya offers its customers low cost, power efficient, and scalable optical transceiver chips for server interconnects.

Company Development

Sicoya, founded in January 2015, is a spin-off  from TU Berlin based on nine years of continuous R&D in Silicon Photonics. Our team consists of five founders and an experienced fast growing team.

 

Sicoya‘s key value proposition:

+ Silicon photonics semiconductor chips for telecom and datacom

+ Integrate both photonics and electronics on one chip

+ Significant cost, power and size reduction

+ Fabless; production in outsourced external foundry

 

We will enter the market for data center interconnects in 2017 with a 100 G transceiver chip with integrated electronics and optics on a single chip. Sicoya received first purchase orders for qualification units and prepares customer samples to major datacenter players. Our vision: High-speed Silicon Photonics interconnects in next generation data centers to enable entirely new internet services

Success

Sicoya raised 4.9 M€ of non-repayable public funds. We received several Start-Up awards – Gründerwettbewerb IKT Innovativ, OptecNet Startup Challenge, Deep Tech Award, StartUp+, European Photonics Start-up Challenge and Start-Up Energy Transition Award. The core technology comprises the worldwide smallest silicon modulator. We closed a Series A venture capital funding round of 7 M€.

Awards

Energy Transition Award 2017

European Photonics Start-up Challenge 2016 from Photonics4All

Startup Challenge 2016 from Optecnet

Deep Tech Award 2015

Gründerwettbewerb IKT-Innovativ 2015

Start-up+ award from TU Berlin 2015

Grants

BMBF/SPEED

eXIST

BMWi

ESF

PTJ

EU

eit Digital

TransferBonus

WIPANO