Sun breaks new ground in computers

by: Matthew Potter
March 24, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, DARPA, development program, IT, Sun Microsystems | RSS 2.0

Sun Microsystems was awarded a contract from DARPA to look at increasing the speed of processing by hooking chips up with light rather then printed circuit boards. The press release is here. The contract is worth $44 M and is supposed to look at increasing speed and reliability while reducing cost. DARPA, along with all the Services, funds advanced research into all different kinds of ideas. Many pay off, many don’t; but it might surprise the average American how much of this kind of research comes from the Department of Defense.

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  1. Air Force invests in developing nanotechnology | Defense Procurement News on March 25th, 2008 3:41 pm

    […] copper wiring for aviation applications. See the press release. As previously discussed in this post, the Services use things like SBIR to do basic research in interesting technology that might have […]

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