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 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 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’ 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 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 is ramping production and securing supply chain partners, as signaled by previously announced multi-year strategic collaborations with Lumentum and Macom, both leaders in optical and photonic products, as well as GlobalFoundries on its new GF Fotonix™ platform.
Ayar is backed by Intel Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Boardman Bay Capital Management, Founders Fund, Downing Ventures, BlueSky Capital, Applied Ventures, GlobalFoundries, Castor Ventures, Agave SPV, Atreides Capital, and others. The company raised $130M in Series C round on Apr 26, 2022. This brings Ayar's total funding to $194.5M to date.