Silicone could replace copper in realizing photonic PCBs

02/5/2013 | EE Times

IBM has collaborated with Dow Corning Electronics to develop silicone that could function as the interconnect material in printed circuit boards, replacing copper and potentially providing a way to make fast, energy-efficient photonic interconnects. Dow Corning's Eric Peeters touted "silicone-based board-level interconnects that quickly supersede conventional electronic signal distribution methods."

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