Corning and Intel Collaborate on Next-Generation Silicon Photonics Connectivity

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Corning and Intel Collaborate on Next-Generation Silicon Photonics Connectivity

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Corning and Intel Collaborate on Next-Generation Silicon Photonics Connectivity
Corning and Intel Collaborate on Next-Generation Silicon Photonics Connectivity
CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | September 04, 2013
New multimode fiber and connector supports 25G for upcoming Intel® Rack Scale architecture 

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) introduces a new fiber and connector technology developed for Intel® Corporation to support its upcoming Intel Silicon Photonics Technology® products.

Intel challenged Corning to design optical connectivity solutions to enable Intel Silicon Photonics Technology (SPT) products in development. The resulting combination of the Intel and Corning technologies is expected to help send massive amounts of data - up to 1.6 terabits per second - at lengths up to 300 meters into and around servers in data centers, helping speed the industry’s transition to cloud computing, big data and rack-scale architectures.

“Our upcoming products require connectivity technology that complements the high speed and advanced capabilities of silicon photonics, and that is also tailored for the specific needs of data centers,” said Mario Paniccia, Intel fellow and general manager, Silicon Photonics operation.  “As a world leader in fiber technology, Corning is uniquely qualified to be the first to deliver these capabilities.”

Corning analyzed Intel’s technology requirements and developed Corning® ClearCurve® LX Multimode Fiber, designed to enable 25G transmission at 1310 nm, the wavelength used in silicon photonic systems, and capable of the tight bends within and around data center components. In addition, Corning developed the MXC Connector, which provides up to 64-fiber connectivity in a smaller footprint and at a lower cost than most traditional multi-fiber connectors. When configured with 64 fibers, this solution is designed to deliver data rates up to 1.6 terabits per second.

“We relish the opportunity to develop innovative solutions that solve tough problems for our customers,” said Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Telecommunications Business Group. “Intel is leading the way in silicon photonics, and we’re proud to provide the optical connectivity solutions that enable Intel’s technology for next-generation data centers.”

Corning has developmental samples of ClearCurve LX Multimode Fiber now. Corning will offer the fiber and the MXC Connector as a complete product, called the Pretium EDGE® SiPh Cable Assembly, when Intel Silicon Photonics components are available.

For additional information on Corning fiber optic products and services, contact a customer care representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States; or (+1) 828-901-5000, international; or visit For more information on ClearCurve® LX Multimode Fiber, contact 1-607-974-9000.

Intel® and Silicon Photonics Technology® are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics.  Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Or products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.