Silicon Photonics combines two of the most important inventions of the 20th century—the silicon integrated circuit and the semiconductor laser. It enables faster data transfer over longer distances than traditional electronics while utilizing Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing efficiencies.
As a leader in silicon photonics, Intel is enabling future data center bandwidth growth and next-generation 5G deployments using smaller form factors and higher speeds, from 100G today to 400G and beyond tomorrow, while providing new platforms for optical integration.
This new technology reduces total ownership cost and improves the performance of data center architectures by removing networking bottlenecks that can result in stranded compute capacity.
Silicon Photonics helps by enabling high-bandwidth, software-configurable access to compute and storage, allowing Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) deployments to decouple hardware and software resources for disaggregated data centers.
Broadcom deliver a best-in-class Silicon Photonics Platform that enables the highest performance, lowest power, and lowest cost/bit to enable next generation high growth markets in Networking, Artificial Intelligence, and Compute.
Broadcom’s silicon photonics platform solutions will address key high growth markets in Networking, AI and Compute by bringing optical interconnects directly to the ASIC maximizing the beachfront bandwidth and minimizing loss in order to meet higher data rate performance requirements.