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UCSB gets $4.4 million for program to reduce energy usage in data centers

By   /  Thursday, June 15th, 2017  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB gets $4.4 million for program to reduce energy usage in data centers

The Department of Energy awarded UC Santa Barbara $4.4 million for a program that reduces energy consumption in data centers by making communications technology faster and more efficient. U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced the award, part of the department’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy program. UCSB’s Intelligent Reduction of Energy through Photonic Integration for Read More →

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Santa Barbara’s Aurrion acquired for $165 million

By   /  Monday, August 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Aurrion acquired for $165 million

Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks announced Aug. 4 in a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission it acquired Santa Barbara-based silicon photonic chip maker Aurrion for $165 million. Aurrion makes components that transmit information quickly using cheap, easily mass-produced silicon wafers. UC Santa Barbara professor John Bowers founded Aurrion in 2008 and the company quickly Read More →

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