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Luceda Photonics, a spin-off company of VUB B-PHOT, imec and the Photonics Research Group of the Ghent University, was created in June 2014. Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Its tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit design. The Luceda team consists of Erwin De Baetselier (CEO and VUB alumnus), Pierre Wahl (VUB B-PHOT Post-Doc), Wim Bogaerts (Prof. at UGent PRG/IMEC), Martin Fiers (Dr. at INTEC UGent), Pieter Dumon (Dr. at UGent PRG/IMEC), and Joris Geessels (Software Engineer at UGent). The team’s expertise in the development of process design kits and the design and validation of photonic integrated circuits is already used by several research institutes and industrial R&D teams worldwide.

Luceda Photonics


  • 2014: Luceda N.V. established
  • 2014: Luceda Photonics concretizes Strategic Partnership with Tanner EDA, now part of the Mentor Graphics group
  • 2014: Luceda N.V. raises capital from imec and SOFI/PMV
  • 2015: Luceda launches the first commercial version of IPKISS, the integrated photonics design software
  • 2015: Luceda marks the 10th customer including 2 leading Fortune 500 companies
Luceda Photonics


Luceda Photonics
Erwin De Baetselier, CEO

Noordlaan 21
9200 Dendermonde

[T] +32 (0)52 33 98 38
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