PhoxTroT: Optical Interconnect Technologies Revolutionized Data Centers and HPC Systems The research project PhoxTroT, ” Photonics for High-Performance, Low-Cost & Low-Energy Data Centers, High Performance Computing Systems: Terabit/s Optical Interconnect Technologies for On-Board, Board-to-Board, Rack-to-Rack data links”, funded by the European Commission under 7th Framework Programme (FP7) – ‘ICT-2011.3.5 – Core and disruptive photonic technologies’, … Continue reading “PhoxTroT PRESS RELEASE”


“Tilted optical coupling arrangement”, Fraunhofer IZM, patent application number US 9.507.107, filing date 03/07/2013 “Semiconductor device with optical and electrical vias”, AMS AG, patent application number PCT/EP2014/071560, filing date 08/10/2014 “Multi-tier optical PCB”, Xyratex, patent application number US 9.739.941, filing date 14/01/2015 “Optical capacitor”, Xyratex, patent application number US 9.529.153, filing date 01/05/2015 “Stress relief for … Continue reading “LIST OF PATENTS”

5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres

5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres Co-Located with 43rd European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2017) Date: Tuesday, 19th September 2017 Location: Meeting Room J2, ECOC Exhibition 2017 Svenska Mässan – Entrance number 2, Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg, Sweden More info on the venue here. The symposium is focused on high-performance, low-energy and … Continue reading “5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres”

Launch of PhoxLab

Now online: PhoxLab: Independent Platform for Photonics in Data Centers Independent neutral Platform for benchmarking and showcasing of Photonics Components & Solutions for different hierarchy levels,  architectures and  protocols in Data Centers provided by Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest independent, non-profit application-oriented research organization, based on the successful European flagship project PhoxTroT. Services to enable and support your Design Fabrication Packaging Test and characterisation … Continue reading “Launch of PhoxLab”

ECOC 2016: Symposium speakers list

Since it is only five more days until ECOC 2016 and also our PhoxTroT-symposium will take place, please find the speakers list for sunday, 18.09.2016, below:     Further information regarding ECOC can be found at and for more details on the symposium, please visit . Please feel free to share our participation … Continue reading “ECOC 2016: Symposium speakers list”

2nd PhoxTroT Summer School: Pictures

With almost 60 participants, our Summer School from the 1st – 4th of August was a great success. The four days in St.Andrews offered the possibility to listen to exceptional lectures presenting the newest projects and technologies in the field of optical interconnects as well as getting to know lecturers and delegates during the breaks and … Continue reading “2nd PhoxTroT Summer School: Pictures”

2nd Summer School

1st – 4th August 2016 2nd Summer School on Optical Interconnects In University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the oldest University of Scotland     Co-organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and Seagate Technology in the frame of European ICT Project PhoxTroT, the summer school focuses on high-performance, low-energy and low-cost optical interconnects across the … Continue reading “2nd Summer School”

3rd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium

29 September 2015, Valencia, Spain (co-located with ECOC) Feria Valencia Convention and Exhibition Centre (CCE), Room Joaquin Rodrigo Suite 1 Register here. The 3rd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium takes place on the 29th of September 2015 in Valencia/Spain. The symposium is focused on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy … Continue reading “3rd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium”