New Optical Chip Could Speed Networks

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We look at a new silicon-based networking chip that runs on light. Its makers say the technology could blow regular copper-based networking out of the water. Will it give regular people the ability to transmit high-definition digital movies in just minutes?


Alex Dickinson, co-founder, president & CEO, Luxtera, Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.



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