Photonics light the way to faster chips, Intel

Intel researchers are shedding some light on a potential new application for chip photonics : upping the performance of multicore processors.

The processor giant’s research labs are exploring ways to use silicon photonics - on-chip components that use light to transmit data - to replace electrical interconnects using copper wiring and simultaneously speed up vital connections that move data into and out of processors.

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