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Optical Computing is Serious Business

The new iNEMI-MIT consortium on silicon photonics demonstrates that optical computing is serious business. Fiber optics have had a long, uphill battle in our industry, with millions invested and dot-com busts, but now FO appears in launchpad mode in the near future. The newly formed Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium (PSMC) is funded through The National Institute Read More >>

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Keyssa Introduces Contactless Kiss Connectivity

Keyssa introduces contactless Kiss Connectivity, a tiny, solid-state system that simplifies secure, instant data flow between devices. Keyssa introduced Kiss Connectivity, a new way to transmit huge amounts of data and video rapidly between devices in close proximity, with virtually no battery drain. Keyssa’s coffee-bean-sized connector combines breakthroughs in mechanical design, electromagnetics, materials science, and Read More >>

TE Connectivity Coolbit Engine

Q&A: TE on the Future of Optical Technology

After two years of incubation and development, TE Connectivity (TE) unveiled the company’s latest advancement in fiber optics: Coolbit optical engines. TE’s Nathan Tracy answered our questions about the future of optical technology. CS: Rather than build an optical engine using off-the-shelf components, TE chose to differentiate its products by focusing the design on the two Read More >>

Technology Advances in the Last Decade

Technology advances in the last decade transformed the automotive, commercial, and consumer device landscape. Enabled by advances in silicon IC technology, markets and applications converged around WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth, flash memory, multicore processors, and standardized high-speed I/O interfaces. The transition from the Internet of connected people to the Internet of connected things opened up entirely Read More >>

What’s Next in Factory Automation?

What’s Next in Factory Automation?

August 2013 – The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow every thing with a unique identifier to communicate over the Internet or a similar network. Microprocessors will be embedded in everyday objects and the factory floor will be no exception. How far along are these developments? And what will they mean for the connectors of the future?