Silicon Photonics: "The $100B Opportunity"
"The idea...is actually quite simple: take the world's fastest communication technology (light), and build it directly into semiconductor chips using well-known and massively scalable production processes. The goal is to take the same optics functions that have traditionally been done with esoteric and expensive parts and processes and bring them into a regular chip fabrication facility. This allows you to build off of the existing multibillion-dollar investments made by the semiconductor industry, instead of having to create a new manufacturing line for every new product. It also allows for integration with other computer circuits - combining many valuable functions into one small package." -- Forbes Magazine
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