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.
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.
International optics and photonics society gathers in San Francisco for an enormous photonics and laser exhibition.
Inside Intel's Photonics Lab in Santa Clara, Calif., researchers are seeking ways to enhance data transfer using silicon germanium optical transfer.
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Researchers have found a rather elegant way to improve data speeds on existing fiber technology, according to the BBC.
Intel has developed low-cost silicon technology for optical communications.
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.
Engineers at Caltech say that their approach -- computing their way past optical limitations -- could bring high-performance microscopes to medical clinics in developing countries.
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.