Our graphene technology for the photonic age

The innovation? Powerful photonic interfaces on every electronic chip that needs to exchange data. That means: 100 to 1,000 times faster data processing.

Our graphene technology for the photonic age

The innovation? Powerful photonic interfaces on every electronic chip that needs to exchange data. That means: 100 to 1,000 times faster data processing.

More powerful chips needed for exploding data volumes

Advances in computing power have fundamentally changed the way we work, play and communicate — leading to breakthroughs in all areas of our lives. Now and in the future exploding data sets and complex applications will require even stronger computer systems.

The race for smaller feature sizes has already become very challenging and costly … Huge investments have been made by the semiconductor industry to build the current production lines over the last decades. Therefore, a complete shift away from established fabrication processes seems unlikely.

But since conventional clustering of multiple components is physically limited, too, only new strategies will satisfy the demand for more performance and energy efficiency — to empower AI, autonomous driving, high performance computing, IoT and efficient data centers, that emits less green house gases.

AI

Autonomous driving

High performance computing

IoT

Efficient data centers

We have the solution: Co-Integrated Optics (CIO) for massive parallel optical chip connectivity

Speed of light

Data processing at the speed of light

Microships

Compatible with any microchip

Mass Production

Photonics in mass production

Graphene is one of the decisive factors

The material graphene, discovered in 2004, has unique optical and electrical properties. Only this makes the fibre optic connectivity of microchips possible and is compatible with today’s electrical technology. We take advantage of this and can thus build on what already exists.

This is what makes our new technology stand out:

  • The first complete package of a graphene-based photonic technology plattform on any electronics.
  • Our technology enables the conversion of electronic signals into optical signals and vice versa.
  • 10 Pbit/s total data rate systems possible.
  • Enables up to 100,000 times greater distances between individual microchips compared to copper.
  • On-chip optical signal routing and fiber-to-chip interfaces for chip-to-chip connections.
  • The CMOS front-end world remains untouched.
  • Our back-end photonics are processed as flexible on-demand technology on the electronics.

We are not the early adapters.
We are the early designers.
Join us on the journey.