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 team of currently 25 employees. Sicoya‘s disruptive innovations in silicon photonics allow for low cost, low power data transmission at high volume. We will enter the market for data center interconnects in 2017 with a 100 Gb/s transceiver chip with integrated electronics and optics on a single chip. 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, and StartUp+. The core technology comprises the worldwide smallest silicon modulator. In 2015 and 2016, we closed a Series A venture capital funding round of 4.5 M€.

Awards

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

THE SPEED PROJECT (SILICON PHOTONICS ENABLING EXASCALE DATA NETWORKS) CONSORTIUM IS CREATING A PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING OF ELECTRONIC-PHOTONIC INTEGRATED SILICON CIRCUITS IN GERMANY.

eXIST

THE EXIST RESEARCH TRANSFER FUNDING ENABLED US TO FOUND THE COMPANY AND PROMOTE ITS TECHNOLOGICAL AND BUSINESS MATURITY.

BMWi

ESF

PTJ

EU

eit Digital

TransferBonus

WIPANO