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

Corporate Social Responsibility

“At Sicoya, we are committed to the mission and principles of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), upholding the RBA Code of Conduct and following all applicable laws and regulations of Germany. We are also committed to preserving and promoting the fundamental right of others reflected in the RBA Code of Conduct, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations (UN) Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact. We work together with our customers, peers, partners and suppliers to promote continual improvement in human rights, labor, environment, health and safety, anti-corruption, ethics, and management system standards within our operations and our supply chain. This includes proactively verifying compliance to the RBA code of Conduct including the elimination of forced labor, slavery and human trafficking and conflict materials as per our involvement with the Responsible Minerals Initiave (RMI).


This commitment is deeply ingrained in our Core Values, policies, Code of Business Conduct and daily operations and allows us to be transparent and socially responsible toward our employees, joint ventures, suppliers, contractors, customers, and communities where we do business worldwide.”

Dr. Sven Otte, CEO, Dr. Stefan Meister, CTO

Company Development

Sicoya, founded in January 2015, is a spin-off  from TU Berlin based on continuous R&D in Silicon Photonics since 2007. 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  entered the market for data center interconnects in 2017 with a 100G 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


Sicoya 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 funding round with venture capital investors and business angels.


Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg 2017 together with IHP Microelectronics

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








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