Eindhoven is going to have a new high-tech research centre. This was announced by Ton Backx of TU/e during the Photonic Integration Congres at the High Tech Campus on Wednesday.
In 2016 a centre will be opened that, among other things, will be developing computer chips that process data by means of light.
The so-called optic chip is seen as one of the successors of the electronic chip, which can still be found in our computers and mobile phones.
Whereas the electronic chip uses a wire to send data, the optic chip uses crystals. This enables faster data processing and will make computers much faster as well.
The new centre will be funded with both public and private money.
Translated by: Hanny van Belkom