Is it too much to ask to have someone technically competent explain this garbled business? Every news account I've seen so far is frustratingly obscure if not nonsensical. Statements like the above "Daigle designed the controller to multiply light without increasing noise..." are prima facie ridiculous. I don't doubt that something interesting is going on here, but in some ways similar to the initial "black silicon" claims, sufficiently detailed and clearly worded explanations are very scarce.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.