updated 1:34 PM UTC, May 16, 2022

Ge-on-Si MPW 1st

CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to the first Germanium - on - Silicon MPW call.

A process design kit (PDK) is available using Luceda’s IPKISS software, subject to purchasing the appropriate license. To obtain a copy of the software and a license key, please contact Luceda by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., specifying that you require a license for CORNERSTONE PDK usage. Of course, the CORNERSTONE PDK is free of charge if you already have a valid IPKISS license.  

Access to this run is free to UK academia. We are grateful to Compugraphics who are supporting the CORNERSTONE 2 project with discounted reticles/masks. Other access to this run is charged with the following cost options:

Design Area Access Cost*
11.47 mm x 15.45 mm £4,500

*Quoted prices are exclusive of VAT, import duties/customs fees, withholding taxes etc

The sign-up deadline is Friday 1st July 2022. The mask submission deadline is Friday 29th July 2022.

Check out our video guide to learn more about the Ge-on-Si Platform.

For more information, full design rules and quick reference design rules, please download the CORNERSTONE Germanium - on - Silicon 1st Call Design Rules documents and the .GDSII template files. 

For any queries, including questions on bespoke processing i.e. custom etch depths etc., please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.