Fibre optic links to be built into processors

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Small, San Francisco based company Luxtera has announced that it has beaten Intel to the punch in the development of a 10Gbps fibre optic link to be built directly into processors. Although information is scarce, and although this technology wouldn’t be ready to roll out until at least the end of the decade, it would make high speed networking dramatically faster and cheaper. Intel had been developing similar chips, but has so far only managed a tenth of the speed of what Luxtera are claiming. Innovation at its best, or premature April fools? Stay tuned for more.

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