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New Funding and DARPA Grant to Propel Optical Interconnects at Ayar Labs

Today Ayar Labs announced that the company has secured additional funding to fuel its growth as it drives to productize its TeraPHY optical I/O chiplets and SuperNova multi-wavelength lasers in 2019. The company aims to disrupt the traditional performance, cost, and efficiency curves of the semiconductor and computing industries by driving a” 1000x improvement” in interconnect bandwidth density at 10x lower power.

Ayar Labs Readies Optical Interconnect Silicon to Meet Industry Demand

Ayar Labs is leveraging its recent Series A funding to bring optical interconnect silicon to the Cloud, HPC, and Telecommunication markets. “We’re seeing significant industry interest in optical chip-to-chip connectivity– based on our assessments, the Total Addressable Market for inter-chip optical interconnect is 4x the optical transceiver market,” said Charlie Wuischpard, CEO of Ayar Labs.”

Dr Keren Bergman previews ISC Keynote on Optical Computing for HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Dr Keren Bergman, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University discusses her keynote on the development of silicon photonics for HPC ahead of her Tuesday keynote presentation at ISC 2018. “So today we are able to make all the components of photonic links and this includes 50 GHz data modulators, 50 GHz receivers, nanosecond scale switches all kinds of structures and we can do wave division multiplexing into these interconnect structures. The capabilities are just enormous.”

Slidecast: Silicon Photonics for HPC Interconnects

Brian Welch from Luxtera describes how the company delivers a broad range of disruptive computer communications with silicon photonics.