Intel unveiled a prototype high-speed fiber optics cable that uses silicon photonics to reach speeds of 50 gigabits per second. Intel says the technology could replace the use of copper wires and electrons to carry data inside or around computers, reports PCWorld.com.
Dr. Mario Paniccia, Intel fellow and director of Intel's Photonics Technoloby lab said:
It's about bringing silicon manufacturing to optical communications, bringing Moore's Law to high-bandwidth communications for every computing platform, and revolutionising applications in the future.
Intel says the future scalability of the technology is 1TB and beyond, according to ZDNet UK.