In 2011, IBM will debut Blue Waters which it described in Tokyo Dec. 1st. Blue Waters will not only be the world's fastest supercomputer, but will feature a Terabit-per-second optical interconnect using Avago's microPOD. IBM did not announce any licensees to its CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics in Tokyo, but analysts told me that its CISN will likely be licensed to others for manufacturing as early as next year. One analyst suggested that a big manufacturer like Samsung might license CISN if it becomes convinced that optical interconnects have, after many years of speculation, finally arrived.
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.