Optical Interconnects

What is an optical interconnect? A way of sending signals from one part of an integrated circuit to another using light.

Optical interconnects are a replacement for electrical interconnects. Traditionally, connections within an integrated circuit have been electrical signals sent over metal wires. To overcome the high latency and power consumption of this approach, optical interconnects, which transmit signals using light, were developed.

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Ayar Labs, a leader in silicon photonics for chip-to-chip connectivity, today announced it has raised an additional $25 million in Series C1 funding, bringing its total Series C raise to $155 million. The oversubscribed up round was led by new investor Capital TEN. VentureTech Alliance also entered the Series C expansion that included participation by previous investors Boardman Bay Capital Management, IAG Capital Partners, NVIDIA, and Tyche Partners.

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