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Mini-Lasers And Silicon On Sapphire Technology Lead To Speedier And Cost-Effective Interconnects Between Computer Chips

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January 2, 2002
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Johns Hopkins University
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Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at The Johns Hopkins University have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips "talk" to each other. The method, created by a team in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, takes advantage of unusual characteristics associated with “silicon on sapphire” technology, a new way to manufacture microchips.

By using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at The Johns Hopkins University have devised a cost- effective way to speed up the way microchips "talk" to each other. The method, created by a team in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, takes advantage of unusual characteristics associated with silicon on sapphire technology, a new way to manufacture microchips.


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Johns Hopkins University. "Mini-Lasers And Silicon On Sapphire Technology Lead To Speedier And Cost-Effective Interconnects Between Computer Chips." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 January 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020102075205.htm>.
Johns Hopkins University. (2002, January 2). Mini-Lasers And Silicon On Sapphire Technology Lead To Speedier And Cost-Effective Interconnects Between Computer Chips. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020102075205.htm
Johns Hopkins University. "Mini-Lasers And Silicon On Sapphire Technology Lead To Speedier And Cost-Effective Interconnects Between Computer Chips." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020102075205.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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