Kyoto-based ROHM shows off their new 1.5Gbps chip with mass production target of $5 per unit in 3-4 years: http://bit.ly/vnOKXV
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ROHM Demos 1.5Gbps Terahertz Wireless Chip, Plans 30Gbps Version
Electronics part supplier ROHM has announced that it has achieved a wireless data transmission speed of 1.5 gigabits per second in experiments conducted with Osaka University. The technology involved the use of terahertz frequencies at 300GHz, but current plans could result in speeds of up to 30Gbps.
Chances are you haven’t heard of ROHM unless you are in the semiconductor industry. The electronic parts supplier based in Kyoto, Japan is one of the top 25 semiconductor firms in the world by sales.
ROHM’s breakthrough involves the use of a new micro-antenna that integrates the oscillation device and the detection element onto the semiconductor baseplate. The company plans for mass production of the technology within the next 3-4 years. 30Gbps chips would require production using advanced lithographies, but would result in chip costs of less than $5. Full article via Daily Tech.