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In order to address the UK and European market demand for packaged optical I / O, Ayar Labs has established an international subsidiary with Ayar Labs UK Ltd. Optical I / O has become a key technology for future applications of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) around the world. Hugo Saleh, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Ayar Labs, leads these expansion efforts as Managing Director of the UK affiliate. Ayar Labs is also evaluating additional sites within Europe to support European clients and projects.
“The need for High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence continues to accelerate around the world and optical I / O is integral to achieving the performance and energy efficiency goals of these advanced systems,” said Jack Eadie, Head of Downing Ventures UK. . “This is a multi-billion dollar global opportunity and we are excited to see Ayar Labs expand into the UK and Europe to support these rapidly growing local markets.”
“Optical I / O will transform the computing industry, enabling the performance and scalability needed for HPC, AI and 5G + telecommunications,” said Hugo Saleh, Managing Director, Ayar Labs UK Ltd. of interesting collaborations. By establishing this initial office, we are taking our first step in supporting the growing community in the UK and Europe. ”
In support of our ongoing global operations, Ayar Labs is expanding its executive team with the addition of two senior technology leaders.
- Rory McInerney joins Ayar Labs as an Executive Advisor focused on building world-class engineering, manufacturing and supply chain organizations. Rory spent 29 years at Intel, where he served as corporate vice president responsible for the development of Intel® Xeon® processors and adjacent products for data-centric markets such as cloud, AI, HPC, and networking.
- Terry thorn joins Ayar Labs as Vice President of Business Development focused on business growth and business accounts. Terry spent 24 years at Intel Corporation, where he served as General Manager of Global Accounts in Intel’s Cloud and Enterprise Sales Group with direct responsibility for some of the company’s largest clients.
“As we grow our presence at Ayar Labs UK Ltd and strengthen our executive leadership team, we are positioned to take advantage of the ever-increasing use and demand for optical I / O in the package,” said Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Ayar Labs .
Ayar Labs was also one of three companies named a 2021 Cool Vendor in Silicon Photonics by Gartner. Gartner Cool Vendors research is designed to highlight exciting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. The report also offers recommendations for organizations to carry out their strategies. Members can access the report here.
About Ayar Labs
Ayar Labs is altering the traditional performance, cost and efficiency curves of the semiconductor and computer industries by driving a 1000x improvement in interconnect bandwidth density with 10x less power. Ayar Labs’ proprietary approach uses cost-effective, industry-standard silicon processing techniques to develop high-speed, high-density, low-power optical interconnect “chiplets” and lasers to replace traditional electrical I / O. The company was founded in 2015 and is funded by several national and international venture capital firms, as well as strategic investors. For more information visit www.ayarlabs.com.
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