%0 Generic %D 2014 %T Design methodologies for silicon photonic integrated circuits %A Chrostowski, Lukas %A Flueckiger, Jonas %A Lin, Charlie %A Hochberg, Michael %A Pond, James %A Klein, Jackson %A Ferguson, John %A Cone, Chris %X This paper describes design methodologies developed for silicon photonics integrated circuits. The approach presented is inspired by methods employed in the Electronics Design Automation (EDA) community. This is complemented by well established photonic component design tools, compact model synthesis, and optical circuit modelling. A generic silicon photonics design kit, as described here, is available for download at http://www.siepic.ubc.ca/GSiP. %Z http://opsisfoundry.org http://siepic.ubc.ca %8 02/2014