Silicon photonics
Technology in which an optical device is configured on a silicon substrate. By using silicon, optical circuits can be made smaller, enabling large-scale integration. It also has other merits, such as the ability to configure optical circuits and electronic circuits in one unit, and lower manufacturing costs.
Gigabits (billion bits) per second.
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PETRA is a research association in JAPAN for developing innovative technologies in Photonics-Electronics convergence system.
PETRA was established in 2009, and consists of 11 companies, 1 National Laboratory and 1 Association.
Following its establishment as a semi-governmental organization in 1980, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is Japan's largest public research and development management organization. NEDO undertakes technology development and demonstration activities to carry out two basic missions, addressing energy and global environmental issues and enhancing industrial technology, by integrating the combined efforts of industry, academia, and government.
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Date: 23 February, 2015
City: Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, and Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc., Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization