Luxtera Launches 100Gbps Optical Chip

Carlsbad-based Luxtera, the chip developer backed by August Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds and Lux Capital, said today that it has launched the industry's first, 100Gbps optical transceiver chip. The firm said the chip is targeted at next generation cloud computing data centers and high performance computing. Luxtera explained that its high speed chip is aimed at providing better reach, power consumption, thermal management, and routing for data centers than is possible with existing copper interconnects.