what's behind it all
There is no doubt that humanity is facing a substantial technological upheaval. Digitization, automation, cloud computing, networking, artificial intelligence (AI), energy efficiency, climate neutrality will change and reshape almost every area of human life.
Today data centres in the EU alone use three per cent of the total energy consumed in the EU.
Photonic circuits hold the promise to unleash performance-hungry applications such as AI, communication in data centres, 5G networks, chip-to-chip communication or optical on-chip sensors. These applications require, besides photonic circuits, also the control of electronics. Currently there are two main strategies to combine electronics and photonics: either by bonding of photonic on electronic chips or to use silicon photonics.
Currently there are two dissatisfying main strategies for combining electronics and photonics.
Black Semiconductor is developing a technology that allows mass production of high-performance photonics on any electronics.
New generation of energy efficient and high performance microchips.
The unbeatable advantages of two worlds unified in one super-chip.
Any chip in the world should be processing or exchange data at the speed of light.