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Holey optochip first to transfer one trillion bits of information per second using the power of light

Researchers invent novel technique by fabricating tiny holes in a single quarter-inch chip to boost data transfer rates

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Los Angeles, 8 March 2012—IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists today will report on a prototype optical chipset, dubbed “Holey Optochip”, that is the first parallel optical transceiver to transfer one trillion bits—one terabit—of information per second, the equivalent of downloading 500 high definition movies. The report will be presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference taking place in Los Angeles.

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