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”

Why the next phase of integrated Photonics is important for startups

“Today, optics is a niche technology. Tomorrow, it’s the mainstream of every chip that we build.”
That was a statement from Intel senior vice president Pat Gelsinger back in 2006.

One decade later, “tomorrow” has arrived for Photonics.It is a European success story that has now reached a tipping point.  Continue reading “Why the next phase of integrated Photonics is important for startups”

Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips

We all love watching the latest House of Cards on our cellphones or tablets, navigating the streets of Barcelona while listening to music through our apps – preferably without any delays or hiccups. With all this new, mobile technology in our hands, our thirst for fast connections and lots of data has grown exponentially. But data technology is reaching its limits. What we need is nothing short of a revolutionary innovation that is able to deal with more data at the speed of light. Continue reading “Access to Information at our Finger Tips Powered by Integrated Chips”