Intel’s 4 TB/s Integrated Optical I/O Chiplet Called ‘Important Milestone’

Intel announced it has achieved an advance in integrated photonics technology for high-speed data transmission. The prototype OCI chiplet is designed to support 64 channels of 32 gigabits/second bidirectional data transmission on up to 100 meters of fiber optics ….

Ayar Labs Names Intel Veteran Pooya Tadayon VP of Packaging and Test

SAN JOSE – June 11, 2024 – Optical interconnect company Ayar Labs today announced the appointment of Pooya Tadayon as its Vice President of Packaging and Test. Tadayon was formerly a Fellow and Director of Assembly & Test Pathfinding within Intel’s Assembly and Test Technology Development (ATTD) group. Tadayon brings to Ayar Labs more than two […]

Ayar Labs Names New CTO, Adds Barratt, Moorthy to Board

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2024 – Ayar Labs, a company focused on silicon photonics for chip-to-chip connectivity, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Ganesh Moorthy, President and CEO of Microchip Technology Inc., and Craig Barratt, former CEO of Atheros and current Chair of the Board of Intuitive Surgical, will join the company’s […]

Lightmatter Announces $155M Funding Round, Expands Photonic Chip Deployments

December 19, 2023, BOSTON — Photonics company Lightmatter announced it has raised a $155M Series C-2 led by GV (Google Ventures) and Viking Global Investors, with participation from others. With this round, Lightmatter has raised over $420 million to date and is now valued at over $1.2B. This new financing allows the company to expedite growth […]

‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ GPUs, Holes Burnt in Boards, Overprovisioning Systems ‘Until Funding Runs Out’ and Other Factors Calling for Optical I/O

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  …. developments in photonics-based interconnects are so intriguing, offering the promise of increasing bandwidth by up to 1000x at 10%….

Ayar Labs to Show 4 Tbps Optically-enabled Intel FPGA at SC23

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2023 – Ayar Labs, a company developing silicon photonics for chip-to-chip connectivity, will showcase its in-package optical I/O solution integrated with Intel’s Agilex Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. In demonstrating 5x current industry bandwidth at 5x lower power and 20x lower latency, the optical FPGA – packaged in a common […]

Optical I/O Takes Center Stage at SC23

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE] Integration of optical I/O with an FPGA is the tip of the iceberg of a new vision to enable new HPC/AI architectural advances through ubiquitous optical interconnects for every piece of compute silicon. If you are attending SC23 November 12-17, be sure to visit Ayar Labs in booth #228 for an exclusive look at the future….

@HPCpodcast: Silicon Photonics – Columbia Prof. Keren Bergman on the Why, How and When of a Technology that Could Transform HPC

Silicon photonics has the potential to transform HPC: it’s a dual-threat interconnect technology that could – if and when it is wrestled into commercial, cost-effective form – move data within chips and systems much faster than conventional, copper-based interconnects while also delivering far greater energy efficiency. Venture-backed start-ups and established tech companies….

Silicon Photonics and the Hunt for an HPC Bandwidth Bottleneck Breakthrough

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  “FLOPS are cheap, moving data is expensive.” In HPC circles this sentiment is heard often. There’s a growing sense that classical HPC systems and the advanced chips that power them are pushing up against their practical limits, that some foundational new technology is needed to build more balanced systems to achieve the next […]

Ayar Labs Wins $15M Optical I/O Contract from DoD

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2022 – Ayar Labs, a developer of chip-to-chip optical connectivity, was awarded a $15 million multi-year prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) in support of Project KANAGAWA (the Co-Packaged Analog-Drive High-Bandwidth Optical Input/Output Project). The OTA, a non-traditional government contracting method for fast tracking research and innovation, was issued by Naval Surface […]