Inside Intel’s Silicon Photonics Labs

In my first blog, I have already explained to you what “Silicon Photonics” is all about. You may be curious about what Intel scientists were doing in Silicon Photonics research and how hybrid silicon laser recently announced by Intel and UCSB, for example, will impact on the future computing industry. If so, please watch the video below.

In this 5-min video, Dr. Mario Paniccia, Intel Fellow and Director of Photonics Technology Lab, will walk with you through Intel’s photonics labs and describe Intel’s silicon photonics research activities, key accomplishments, as well as the potential applications.


3 Responses to Inside Intel’s Silicon Photonics Labs

  1. Lord Volton says:

    Loved it!
    The whole “voyeur” cam was interesting too.
    It would be nice if there was a location where the video segments could be watched sequentially to see firsthand the advancements he’s talking about.
    Nice work.

  2. Mihai says:

    Today, the vision of new silicon cpu architecture is to make small transistors and multicore processors but the heat disipation is not helped at all. There is one thing who never changed until now, and this is the core
    dimensions. Why is that? You will say -the answer is simple because the technology got smaller. Let see what’s happen in the processors. The heat made by hundreads of transistors in the early 60′ now is bringed
    to the same surface by millions of transitors. Beside the efect trasistor leakage who make
    the cpu temperature rise and the load of procesor, the heat concentration of today processors make us wonder.. untill when we can use the fans for cpu’s?. Now let see bigger, imagine those small transistors with large spaces between them, the heat power is not in the focal point and destruction of silicone is not possible anymore. Imagine a cpu like a large papper sticked with an aluminium radiator, without the fans and with a low temperature. This would change the world of peoples who need to work eight, ten hours
    in front of computers, five days a week. This technology can be extented to all hardware devices who use transitors.