About SPICE

SPICE intends to create a spintronic-photonic integrated circuit platform for novel electronics, which can be applied in ultrafast and energy-efficient memory or sensor technology. This goal will be achieved by combining recent scientific breakthroughs in magneto-optic materials with the emerging integrated technology platforms for silicon photonics and magnetic memory.

Objectives

  • The realization of magnetic tunnel junctions that can be switched optically with unprecedented energy-efficiency;
  • The realization of a low-power electronic-photonic switch circuit, based on silicon photonics, to enable future large-scale integration of optically switched memory;
  • The development of an integrated circuit platform that can combine electronics, spintronics and photonics on a single chip;
  • Show the feasibility of spintronic-photonic memory with terahertz switching speeds and sub-picojoule-per-bit switching energies;
  • Setting up a network and laying out a roadmap to bring together all the stakeholders with these diverse backgrounds and create momentum for this novel technology platform.

 

Vision

SPICE intends to create a spintronic-photonic integrated circuit platform for novel electronics, which can be applied in ultrafast and energy-efficient memory or sensor technology. This goal will be achieved by combining recent scientific breakthroughs in magneto-optic materials with the emerging integrated technology platforms for silicon photonics and magnetic memory.