Silicon photonics is the melding of traditional high-density/high-throughput silicon wafer processes with electro-optical systems at wafer scale and production volumes. Today, silicon photonics is transforming the design and operation of data centers, enabling 100G connectivity with the goal of 400G in the next couple of years. According to Intel, the explosive growth of network traffic has pushed silicon photonics past the tipping point for widespread adoption, with future uses cases extending into many other technology sectors, including: autonomous vehicles, aviation, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, classical and quantum computing and sensing. BCC Research projects the global market for photonic integrated circuits to grow from $539M in 2017 to $1.8B in 2022, a combined annual growth rate of 27.5%. Now while data-centers are making ready use of this new technology, much research and development opportunity remains to be solved as silicon photonics begins to penetrate the broader market for IC’s.