Recent Announcements

Dr. Ken Chang Joins Ayar Labs Executive Leadership Team as Senior Vice President of Engineering

SANTA CLARA, CA, December 17, 2019 – Ayar Labs is pleased to announce that Dr. Ken Chang, former VP of Wired Engineering at Xilinx, has joined as Senior Vice President of Engineering.  Dr. Chang joins Ayar after nine years at Xilinx where he led its SerDes technology...

Ayar Labs Raises $24M Series A

PALO ALTO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 — Ayar Labs, a company that improves the speed and energy efficiency of high performance computing systems with silicon chips that transmit data using light, has raised a $24M Series A to commercialize their...

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Ayar Labs in the Media

On-Chip Optical Links Are One Step Closer To Reality

Ayar Labs looks like it is just about ready to put its optical I/O chiplet technology into commercial datacenter products.  A presentation at the recent Hot Chips conference revealed a lot more detail about Ayar’s technology than it has have offered in the past, while...

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...

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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...

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