Podcast: IT Visionaries – The Future of Computing

In this episode, we are joined by Alex Wright-Gladstein, CEO and co-founder of Ayar Labs. Ayar Labs has developed new electronic-photonic integrated circuits that move data using light instead of electricity. Alex shares exciting insights around the future of...

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...

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