Lockheed Martin taps Silicon Photonics Tech to Build Better Weapons of War

Oct 19, 2022Media

Military contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced plans to integrate Ayar Lab’s optical input tech into future defense platforms.

Founded in 2015, the California-based Ayar Labs specializes in developing high-bandwidth interfaces which trade copper traces for low-bandwidth optical transmission. Lockheed Martin’s relationship with the silicon photonics startup dates back to early 2020, when the military contractor announced a “strategic investment” in the firm to further the development of what is now the company’s TeraPHY chiplet.

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