Chip Shot: Intel® Silicon Photonics Demonstrated at 100 Gbps

Intel CTO Justin Rattner has for the first time publicly demonstrated a fully functional silicon photonics module incorporating Intel® Silicon Photonics Technology and operating at 100 gigabits per second. This is a completely integrated module that includes silicon modulators, detectors, waveguides and circuitry. Intel believes this is the only module in the world that uses a hybrid silicon laser. The demonstration was made via a video during Rattner’s keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. Earlier this year, Rattner and Silicon Valley luminary Andy Bechtolsheim discussed this technology.