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Silicon chips lighten up

Microprocessor communications have received a boost from the integration of electronics and photonics in silicon — a first step towards low power consumption and efficient computing systems. See Letter p.534

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Figure 1: Processor–memory communication using optical links between two chips.

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Vivien, L. Silicon chips lighten up. Nature 528, 483–484 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/528483a

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