iPronics Delivers First Reconfigurable Photonic Microchips


Photonics chips use up to 10-times less power and can be 20-times faster than electrical chips, while processing far more information.

Valencia-based start-up iPronics, the developer of a plug-and-play, programmable photonic microchip, has today announced the delivery of its first shipments to several companies in distinct sectors. The chips have been dispatched to customers in the US and Europe, including a multinational telecommunications and electronics company, a European-based optical networking company and a large US technology company. The announcement comes just seven months after the firm announced its raising of €3.7M funding last year to bring its photonic processors to market. Its goal is to make computational photonics commercially affordable and encourage its adoption across all layers of industry.