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IBM jumps 'last hurdle' to on-chip optical communication

3/3/2010 10:00 PM EST
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re: IBM jumps 'last hurdle' to on-chip optical communication
baiwujushi   3/6/2010 5:51:28 AM
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R_Colin_Johnson   3/5/2010 3:54:19 PM
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HP and Intel are both making a lot of noise about turning to optical signals for future chip-to-chip and on-chip communications, but IBM appears to now have an edge as far as its claim to have all the basic components necessary, despite the fact that there is still a lot of hard engineering work ahead before commercialization. But are on-chip optics the future of on-chip communications for everybody? If so, can Intel, HP and others catch up on their own, or will they have license from IBM?

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