UCSB ECE Professors Clint Schow, Adel Saleh, Jim Buckwalter, Jonathan Klamkin, and Larry Coldren win a grant to develop integrated photonics technology that will make it possible to incorporate photonics right onto the switch chip, eliminating the need for comparatively inefficient copper wiring. The team projects at least a 90-percent reduction in network power usage in both small- and large-scale systems, and a 200- to 600-percent increase in the overall efficiency of data-center transactions. See ECE news page for more details.