Friday, April 08, 2005

Ride the Light - A silicon photonic chip!

Great article in the future of semiconductors, and it's called light. A startup company called, Luxtera has created a way to intergrate the properties of fiber optics and silicon. Although this isn't an entirely new idea, the size and speed is. From just a CPU sized device, they can send up to 10 Gigabits a second, or as the article pointed out, "it's fast enough to send a DVD movie in four seconds. Could we be seeing the start of central computing again, where all your data is held online, say at Google. Just the other month, there were articles circulating about Google buying so called "dark" fiber and what they coud use it for. Very cool read.

Forbes article:

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