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Intel's Laser Chips Could Make Data Centers Run Better

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ClearCurve optical fibers

These optical fibers, dubbed ClearCurve, were developed by Corning and Intel to replace copper cables and move data faster. The silicon wafer in the background is patterned with chips able to convert between electrical and optical signals.

Credit: Intel

Intel hopes to make computing far more efficient by introducing a technology that replaces conventional copper data cables with faster optical data links.

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