Photonic communication comes to computer chips

Startup’s optoelectronic chips could reduce energy usage by up to 50 percent in data centers while increasing computing speeds. With novel optoelectronic chips and a new partnership with a top silicon-chip manufacturer, MIT spinout Ayar Labs aims to increase speed and...

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

GlobalFoundries (GF) and Ayar Labs, a startup focused on using light, instead of electricity, to transfer data between chips, today announced they’ve entered into a strategic partnership. The companies will develop and manufacture Ayar’s optical I/O technology using...

At Ayar Labs, optical chips borne of MIT research

A breakthrough in optical chips could mean massive energy and cost savings in data centers. In 1965, Gordon Moore noticed that computer chips were roughly doubling in power every year, following an exponential curve. The trend held with such reliability that the...

Ayar Labs Gets $2.5M to Go After Optical Chips for Data Centers

This startup sits at the intersection of electronics, optics, energy efficiency, and the Internet. It is where more than a decade of academic research meets a multibillion-dollar market. This is the story of Ayar Labs. The San Francisco startup, which has roots...

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