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Light vs heat: Fujitsu rebuilds server with silicon photonics

Using Intel's silicon photonics chips, Fujitsu demonstrates how fiber-optic links can replace copper wires to handle PCI Express data transfer. The result: a machine that's easier to keep cool.

By Nov. 6, 2013


IBM pushes silicon photonics with on-chip optics

Big Blue researchers have figured out how to use standard manufacturing processes to make chips with built-in optical links that can transfer 25 gigabits of data per second.

By Dec. 9, 2012


Photonics exhibition trips the lasers fantastic

International optics and photonics society gathers in San Francisco for an enormous photonics and laser exhibition.

By Jan. 28, 2010


What's inside Intel's photonics lab (photos)

Inside Intel's Photonics Lab in Santa Clara, Calif., researchers are seeking ways to enhance data transfer using silicon germanium optical transfer.

7 Images By Mar. 6, 2010


New and Noteworthy: Vendor opens Cube and puts a PC inside; Intel's photonics plan for chip performance; more

New and Noteworthy: Vendor opens Cube and puts a PC inside; Intel's photonics plan for chip performance; more

By Jun. 27, 2005


Tapping 'noise canceling' data signals for faster Internet

Researchers have found a rather elegant way to improve data speeds on existing fiber technology, according to the BBC.

By May. 28, 2013


Intel develops fast, cheap optical links on silicon

Intel has developed low-cost silicon technology for optical communications.

By Dec. 7, 2008


LED lights could become network devices, too

Fraunhofer Institute has demonstrated how conventional LED lighting could be used to send and receive data to laptops or smartphones, with speeds up to 3Gbps.

By Apr. 12, 2013


Turning a regular microscope into billion-pixel imaging system

Engineers at Caltech say that their approach -- computing their way past optical limitations -- could bring high-performance microscopes to medical clinics in developing countries.

By Jul. 30, 2013


IBM chips: Let there be light signals

A new era in the computing industry is fast approaching as Big Blue shows it can use conventional chipmaking gear to build chips with super-fast optical communications.

By Dec. 1, 2010