Avicena plans to use microLEDs for optical interconnects, raises $25 million

AvicenaTech, a developed of microLED-based chip-to-chip interconnects announced its Series A funding. The company raised $25 million from Samsung Catalyst Fund, Micron Ventures, and others.

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Avicena microLED optical interconnects render

The company's LightBundle I/O technology is based on arrays of GaN micro-emitters that leverage the microLED display ecosystem and can be integrated onto any high-performance CMOS IC. Avicena says it leverages recent advances in the display industry to enable high volume, low-cost production of highly optimized microLED arrays.

The company's LightBundle I/O solution eliminates the existing bottlenecks of copper links triggered by power consumption, latency, reach and bandwidth density thus dramatically improving existing system performance. The company targets applications in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, next generation cellular radio, remote sensing, and aerospace applications.

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Posted: Aug 04,2022 by Ron Mertens