Vol 125 Issue 3 2008-07-14 Article 20144 from section "Features"

Photons: The Strong, Silent and Fast

Ashok Krishnamoorthy has a dream, one that he shares with the other
members of his team at work on microelectronics at Sun.
Krishmanoorthy, a Sun distinguished engineer, and his team are hard
at work on a project that has caught the attention of the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has awarded Sun $44
million to fund research on applying photonics to the problem of
optimizing interconnects in computer circuits. Al Riske reports the

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