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Chip Shot: Intel and Corning Demonstrate Record-breaking Reach of Optical Fiber

Corning and Intel crushed their own distance record by demonstrating the 25Gb/s transmission of data across 820 meters using multi-mode fiber. Earlier this month, the companies announced the Corning* ClearCurve LX optical fiber optimized for Intel’s Silicon Photonics technology that could operate up to 300 meters. This reach would be able to address future data centers’ critical needs for higher line rate transmission over longer distances. Engineers from Intel and Corning presented the breakthrough at the prestigious European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) 2013 in London.