Silicon photonics

Mellanox halts silicon photonics activities

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has announced that it will discontinue its 1,550nm silicon photonics development activities, effective immediately, as a result of the business not growing as much as anticipated

Computing at the speed of light

Scott Jordan, head of photonics at Physik Instrumente, describes how advances in precise nanoscale alignment are cutting time and costs associated with the silicon photonics manufacturing process

Can silicon photonics escape the rack?

Having transformed fibre-optic communications, silicon's optical properties look set to spread to applications like chemical sensing and intra-chip communications, finds Andy Extance

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