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Albis is Building Photodiodes for Light Peak: Optical Interconnect for PCs

Rüschlikon, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwire – Dec. 2, 2009) – Albis Optoelectronics AG. (“Albis” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of photodiodes for tele- and datacom  is pleased to announce it will be working with Intel and other industry leaders to develop the latest in optical connection technology for personal computers (PCs). During the recent Intel Developer Forum, Intel unveiled Light Peak, a 10 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) optical interconnect for PCs, that will use photodiodes, including Albis’ large area dual wavelength 10Gb/s photodiodes, for its build.

“Intel is pleased to be working with Albis to make Light Peak optical components ready to ship in 2010”, said Jason Ziller, Director, Optical I/O Program Office, Intel Corp. “Light Peak has high bandwidth and the ability to run multiple I/O protocols over a single fiber cable, enabling the technology to connect to many devices such as displays, disk drives, peripherals, and docking stations on a single fiber cable.” Intel’s Light Peak platform is designed to deliver high bandwidth of up to 10 Gb/s, with the potential to grow to 100 Gb/s in the foreseeable future.

“We are excited to work with Intel to help create a new generation of optical interconnects for consumer applications using Albis technology strengths in this new area of application” said Vincent Grundlehner, CEO of Albis.

For more on Albis dual wavelength 10Gb/s photodiode, download the datasheet here

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