Ayar Labs is a startup developing an optical I/O solution for applications that require high bandwidth and low latency using light to move data.
Ayar Labs solves the I/O bandwidth and power bottlenecks by moving data using light.
Ayar Labs was founded in 2015 by Mark Wade, Chen Sun, Vladimir Stojanovic, and Alex Wright-Gladstein. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with an office in Santa Clara, California.
Ayar Labs is disrupting the traditional performance, cost, and efficiency curves of the semiconductor and computing industries by driving a 1000x improvement in interconnect bandwidth density at 10x lower power.
Ayar Labs’ patented approach uses industry standard cost-effective silicon processing techniques to develop high speed, high density, low power optical based interconnect “chiplets” and lasers to replace traditional electrical based I/O.
Ayar Labs offers TeraPHY, a Monolithic In-Package Optical I/O (MIPO I/O) solution that uses industry standard cost-effective silicon processing techniques to develop high speed, high density, low power optical based interconnect “chiplets”.
Ayar Labs is backed by Intel Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Downing Ventures, Founders Fund, BlueSky Capital, Applied Ventures, LLC, Castor Ventures and others. The company raised $35M in Series B round on Nov 06, 2020. This brings Ayar Labs' total funding to $64.5M to date.