IBM In Hybrid Chip Breakthrough

December 1, 2010 No Comments

IBM unveiled new microprocessor technology that combines optical and electrical components on a single piece of silicon, paving the way for exascale computers that could be up to 1,000 times faster than current systems.

IBM’s CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics technology lets chips within a system communicate through pulses of light. The technology could be the foundation for computers that are faster, smaller, and more energy efficiency than anything currently available, according to IBM.

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