POET Technologies is the developer of a platform that will power the next wave of innovation in integrated circuits, by combining digital and analog electronics and optics onto a single chip for massive improvements in size, power, speed and cost.
For almost 50 years, Moore’s Law has dictated the pace of technological change. As the number of transistors on a chip double approximately every 1.5 to 2 years, the performance capabilities of computing devices and the many functions they make possible also increases. However, with present silicon-based integrated circuits and manufacturing processes, performance, power and cost improvements under Moore’s Law are increasingly unsustainable, and will soon come to an end. These physical limitations will increasingly impede electronics manufacturers from continuing to build smarter, faster, more efficient and cheaper devices – including sensors, lasers, processors and SoC devices for PCs, smartphones and tablets to name a few.
By integrating optics and electronics onto one monolithic chip, POET will provide its customers a new platform to innovate in ways that are not possible today with any process technology to develop integrated circuits.
Dr. Geoff Taylor and the POET research and development team have spent more than 20 years developing and proving out numerous components of the POET platform, resulting in 34 patents to date, and 9 patents pending.