Gallery: IBM Developing Chips That Carry Information Using Pulses of Li...


At the moment, electrical signals transfer information between computer chips using copper wires–a process that sucks up a lot of energy. But now researchers from IBM have developed a process that scraps the copper wires completely and instead uses pulses of light to communicate. The “nanophotonic avalanche photodetector” uses a whopping 20 times less energy than previous devices.

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  1. alexjameslowe March 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Uiteoi — the editorial focus of this blog is tight as a drum. It’s pretty rare that they stray from it. And this is a significant ‘green’ development anyway.

  2. uiteoi March 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Great, but how does this article relate to inhabotat mission statement, let alone its name?

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