ETH Zurich Foundation, Versics


Dr Marc Reig Escalé

High-speed communication with electro-optical components

Vast amounts of data are generated every day. Sending and exchanging this data currently consumes around 9 percent of global energy, with the proportion increasing by 20 to 30 percent annually. This is in no small part due to faster data networks and the increasing networking of devices (Internet of Things). Versics is designing communication devices that consume less energy and transport larger amounts of data per unit of time than current commercial solutions. To achieve this, their technology combines the best properties of two materials: the pure electro-optical modulation of traditional lithium niobate devices and the highly scalable fabrication runs of silicon photonics.

More on Versics on their website.