Conference paper

Optoelectronics technology consortium (OETC): Progress andplan

View publication


The OETC is an industry consortium of Martin Marietta, AT&T, Honeywell, and IBM, supported by ARPA, todevelop key optoelectronic components that advance interconnect technology beyond current cost, speed, anddensity barriers. OETC's structure includes a Users Application Group and a Research Associates Group forcontinuous technology exchange and user feedback, combining both military and commercial perspectives, goals,and strategies. The OETC is developing a testbed that integrates all board-to-board data paths of a high performanceprocessor with optical data links. The paper describes progress on the program including technical developments,the results of meetings with the Users Group, and issues remaining to be solved on future programs.