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The integration of silicon photonics and VLSI electronics for computing systems intra-connect
Author(s): Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy; Ron Ho; Xuezhe Zheng; Herb Schwetman; Jon Lexau; Pranay Koka; Guoliang Li; Ivan Shubin; John E. Cunningham
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Paper Abstract

We review the progress and challenges in scaling computing systems; discuss the potential benefits and challenges for achieving optical-interconnects to the chip via the native integration of silicon photonics components with VLSI electronics; and introduce the "macrochip" - a collection of contiguous silicon chips enabled by optical proximity communication

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7220, Silicon Photonics IV, 72200V (17 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813416
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Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Ron Ho, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Xuezhe Zheng, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Herb Schwetman, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Jon Lexau, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Pranay Koka, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Guoliang Li, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
Ivan Shubin, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)
John E. Cunningham, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7220:
Silicon Photonics IV
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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