Fujitsu and Socionext Develop Next-Generation 56 Gbps Transceiver Circuit with World’s Lowest Power Consumption for Optical Communications between Servers

JapanJCN Newswire — JAPAN: Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Socionext Inc. today announced that they have developed the world’s lowest power-consuming transceiver circuit that achieves communications speeds of 56 Gbps per channel. Compared to previous levels, this essentially doubles the speed of data transfers between semiconductor chips, used in servers and switches, and optical modules.

Japan startup Socionext aiming big in IT industry

JapanSocionext, a Japan-based corporation focused on the design, development, and sales of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions/services, is a new company to the technology industry after having recently been established in March 2015 from investments from the Development Bank of Japan, Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic Corporation. Investment from the two Japan vendors were part of efforts to create more vertically solutions from an integrated supply chain for Japan while the government stepped up investments to help the local semiconductor industry, which Socionext emphasized has been struggling over the years.