National Science Foundation awards Etaphase Phase 2a NSF SBIR

National Science Foundation awards Etaphase Phase 2a NSF SBIR for $149,999 for a collaboration with North Carolina Central University (NCCU). The goal of this collaboration is to support the application of state-of-the-art high performance computing to the design optimization of photonic integrated circuits, and to explore potential value propositions that might accrue from either the use of more efficient computer number systems and/or quantum computing.

National Science Foundation awards Etaphase $750,000

National Science Foundation awarded Etaphase $750,000 for their Phase II SBIR entitled “Enabling Ultra-Compact Photonic Integrated Circuits with Designed Disordered Dielectrics.”  Abstract The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to allow the Internet infrastructure to keep up with explosive growth demand. A core aspect of Internet operational viability is switching speed of optical devices at various points of the transmission, storage, calculation, and access chain. Current technologies are not poised to be able to meet the speed and stability needs of the projected growth in Internet data volumes and access speed requirements. These are currently growing well beyond a Moore’s Law pace. Needed is a disruptive approach to optical switching that will allow data management to keep pace with market needs. Ability to delivery this essential capability will provide not only essential international leadership in internet services, but also avail companies involved in the innovation to make a substantial commercial impact directly for their shareholders and to those of their partners and affiliates. This Small Business Innovation Research phase II project is an effort to cross the chasm between fundamental new physics insights relating to the structure of matter and an aggressive Continue Reading →