Ayar Labs Realizes In-Package Optics
The holy grail of monolithic silicon photonics remains over the horizon, but photonic chiplets will enable leading-edge digital SoCs with in-package optics. In a segment littered with failed startups, Ayar Labs hopes to commercialize in-package optics using silicon photonics next year. It’s working with major partners GlobalFoundries for process technology and Intel for MCM technology as well as product prototypes. Rather than address networking, as most shipping silicon-photonics products have, Ayar is initially targeting specialized processors….