Compute vendors set to drive optical I/O innovation
Professor Vladimir Stojanovic has an engaging mix of roles. When he is not a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, he is the chief architect at optical interconnect start-up, Ayar Labs. Until recently Stojanovic spent four days each week at Ayar Labs. But last year, more of his week was spent at Berkeley.
Stojanovic is a co-author of a 2015 Nature paper that detailed a monolithic electronic-photonics technology. The paper described a technological first: how a RISC-V processor communicated with the outside world using optical rather than electronic interfaces.
It is this technology that led to the founding of Ayar Labs…Read more at Gazettabyte →