Archived MPW Design Rules

On this page you will find all of the technical information and design rules relating to our previous calls. This is intended to give an overview of typical design rules for each platform. However, this information is subject to change for future calls. If you have any queries, or your requirements differ from our MPW service offerings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Archive: Ninth Call Design Rules (500 nm SOI passive devices)

The design rules for the ninth call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Eighth Call Design Rules (220 nm SOI passive devices)

The design rules for the eighth call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Seventh Call Design Rules (340 nm SOI passive devices with high resolution layer)

The design rules for the seventh call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Sixth Call Design Rules (220 nm SOI passive devices with heaters)

The design rules for the sixth call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Fifth Call Design Rules (340 nm SOI passive devices)

The design rules for the fifth call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Fourth Call Design Rules (220 nm SOI active devices)

 The design rules for the fourth call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


 Archive: Third Call Design Rules (500 nm SOI passive devices)

 The design rules for the third call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Second Call Design Rules (220 nm SOI passives devices with heaters)

 The design rules for the second call can be downloaded below, for your reference.


Archive: Second Call Training Slides

The CORNERSTONE project has published some training slides for those who would like more assistance with the design rules, and those who are new to mask design, and silicon photonics fabrication. The slides can be downloaded here


Archive: First Call Design Rules (220 nm SOI passive devices)

The design rules from the CORNERSTONE first call are available here for your reference. Samples were shipped on 8th May 2017, to arrive before the 10th May 2017 deadline.