There’s a ‘light on a chip’ revolution coming and Europe is in the lead

Demand for bandwidth is exploding

It’s tough being a data center these days. Demand for bandwidth is exploding. Every second, two households are connected to the Internet, and the amount of data doubles for each connection every 18 months. In 2016, over a billion smartphones will be sold worldwide, and each device needs access to a data center.

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EU-funded researchers develop new photonic chips that could transform how online data is sent and stored

EU-funded researchers have developed new silicon chips that offer increased bandwidth and will help businesses cut operational costs in the era of big data.

A key potential end user of these chips, developed through the EU-funded IRIS project, will be data centre operators. Data centres house computer systems and associated components such as telecommunications and storage systems that ensure the smooth running of businesses. Companies increasingly rely on their information systems to run operations. Continue reading “EU-funded researchers develop new photonic chips that could transform how online data is sent and stored”

How Does Europe Feel about US Investment in Photonic Integration?

Europe has proven its capacity to generate breakthrough innovations. Now, Brainport Eindhoven, the leading high-tech region of the Netherlands, is highlighting the path to Photonics Business Creation. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have dramatically cut chip development costs, thus accelerating the time to market. Continue reading “How Does Europe Feel about US Investment in Photonic Integration?”

ACTPHAST targets record growth in photonics innovation for new job creation by European companies (VIDEO)

ACTPHAST, which stands for Access Center for Photonics Innovation Solutions and Technology Support, is a unique one-stop-shop program funded by the European Commission which combines the state-of-the-art expertise and technologies of 23 of the leading research institutes in photonics from across Europe (the ACTPHAST Partners) … Continue reading “ACTPHAST targets record growth in photonics innovation for new job creation by European companies (VIDEO)”