HPE Slingshot Is Going Optical with Help from Ayar Labs

February 24, 2022

Technology heavyweight Hewlett Packard Enterprise and optical IO startup Ayar Labs have embarked on a strategic collaboration to advance silicon photonics in the datacenter and integrate optical IO into a future generation of HPE’s Slingshot interconnect. Optical-based interconnects are essential to overcoming the bandwidth, latency, power and distance... Read more…

Photonics Processor Aimed at AI Inference

August 18, 2020

Silicon photonics is exhibiting greater innovation as requirements grow to enable faster, lower-power chip interconnects for traditionally power-hungry applicat Read more…

NIST Photonics Chip Breaks New Ground and Models Neural Net

August 7, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature Read more…

GlobalFoundries, Ayar Labs Team Up to Commercialize Optical I/O

December 4, 2017

GlobalFoundries (GF) and Ayar Labs, a startup focused on using light, instead of electricity, to transfer data between chips, today announced they've entered in Read more…

Mellanox Readies First 200 Gb/s Silicon Photonics Devices

March 22, 2016

At the Optical Fiber Conference taking place from March 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif., Mellanox is announcing an "important milestone" on the road to High Data Rate (HDR) 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet networks. At the trade show, the company is demonstrating 50 Gb/s silicon photonics optical modulators and detectors, which will comprise key elements of 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s LinkX cables and transceivers. Read more…

IBM Advances Silicon Photonics, Quantum Computing

May 14, 2015

Engineers at IBM have developed a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip, which the company says will soon enable manufacturing of 100 G Read more…

Breakthrough for Photonic-Electronic Microchips

October 8, 2013

Silicon photonics is in the spotlight again, being pitched by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M Read more…

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

January 17, 2013

Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks. Read more…

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