RESEARCH PAPER: Silicon Photonics Are Here And GlobalFoundries Is Innovating

By Patrick Moorhead - November 15, 2022

One of the most impressive feats of the twenty-first century has been the innovation of processers with advancements in size, complexity, and capabilities. Since Gordon Moore first postulated that the number of transistors would double every generation, the semiconductor industry has invented ways to make transistors smaller. Moore's theory, commonly known as “Moore's Law”, has driven the semiconductor market and propelled the complexity of processors to a point where transistor size cannot be measured accurately.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Summary
  • What Is Silicon Photonics?
  • The Present And Future Of Silicon Photonics Is In The Data Center
  • The Breadth Of GF Silicon Photonics Portfolio
  • Wrapping Up
  • Figure 1: Optical Integration Within A Chiplet

Companies Cited:

  • Ansys
  • Ayar Labs
  • Broadcom
  • Cadence
  • Cisco Systems
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Intel
  • Lightmatter
  • Marvell
  • NVIDIA
  • PsiQuantum
  • Ranovus
  • Siemens
  • Synopsys
  • Tower Semiconductor
  • Xanadu
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.