Teaming with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, the APIC Corporation recently announced a scientific breakthrough that could lead to computer chips powered by light pulses rather than electronics. Photonic chips could offer greater performance at a small percentage of today's power usage. The team made germanium act as a laser, which means it could be used as the light source on a new generation of photon-powered computers. Photons use a fraction of the power currently needed and do not generate heat as electronic power, eliminating the current need to cool computers and data centers.
APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification to a previously awarded Section 845 other transaction agreement for commercial prototyping process technology needed to develop and fabricate prototype photonic integrated circuit chips for use on U.S. Navy and other defense networking and communication systems. The Naval Air Systems Command Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, recently announced that it has received a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract to design an integrated optical code division multiple access (CDMA) network system that addresses multi-level security at speeds beyond what is possible with electronics. CDMA provides efficiency, security, and multi-access benefits in wireless communications. APIC's system takes the basic ideas of CDMA and implements it in fiber optic network.