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MIT Says Optical Chips Coming in 5 Years

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It’s a problem chip manufacturers have known about for some time: As electronic components continue to grow more and more diminutive in size, the metal interconnects between them will soon cease to meet the needed performance criteria that devices demand. This is where optical interconnections—or using light instead of an electrical current as a transmission medium—come into play. <<more>>

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MIT Says Optical Chips Coming in 5 Years

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