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IBM researchers build tiny switch to route data


Researchers at IBM Corp’s Yorktown Heights research center have developed technology that allows information within a computer chip using light pulses  instead of electrons, the company said today.

In building the world’s tiniest nanophotonic switch, researchers have added an important building block to control the flow of information inside future chips and can significanty speed up chip performance while using less energy, IBM said.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 17th, 2008 at 4:30 pm by David Schepp. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: IBM, Research, Technology



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