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elctrnx_lyf   9/19/2011 5:12:59 PM
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This would offer the telecom networking companies to build faster networks with lesser cost and higher reliability.

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_hm   9/17/2011 11:09:51 AM
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Processing optical signal in conventional IC technology offers plethora of applications for this technology. Many high speed application can resolved with it. I also would like to know about power consumption. Will it offer advantage in conserving power?

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Peter Clarke   9/17/2011 7:11:32 AM
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@hm I don't think it will in the short to medium term. The fact that the strategic investors are Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks suggests this promising for long haul optical networking, the old Bookham Technology hunting ground.

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_hm   9/16/2011 11:14:09 PM
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Will this lead to optical computing in near future? IBM may also be interested in similar technology.

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goafrit   9/16/2011 7:54:57 PM
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Very impressive. This is to me a good investment. This is the main statement: "Skorpios has demonstrated the viability of their technology. This funding will enable the commercialization and widespread deployment of their solution and has the potential to transform and broaden the reach of the communications industry,"



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