Components and Subsystems

OFC 2022: tech launches and news

The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exhibition took place from 6-10 March. Here is a roundup of just some of the technology and product announcements, demonstrations and industry news from the event.

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EU Chips Act to combat semiconductor shortages

The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, when it comes to semiconductor technologies and applications.

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When the chips are down

Keely Portway looks at what the current semiconductor shortage could mean for telecoms in 2022

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II-VI commits to greener manufacturing

Optoelectronic component manufacturer II‐VI is to power all of its European facilities with 100 per cent renewable electricity sources.

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High notes

When it comes to baud rates, is higher always better?

Fibre networks have allowed 5G trials to take place across areas of South Africa such as Port Elizabeth (MD_Photography/Shutterstock.com)

Africa 2030

Kithinji Muriungi of KamsHub presented at this year’s OFC, focusing on how fibre technology in Africa might look in 2030

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