Alibaba and Tencent Chart Path Forward With Spectra7 Enabled Active Copper Cable Technology
White Paper on Next Generation Data Center High Speed Copper Cables Announced at ODCC
(TSX-V:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that Alibaba made public a new white paper “High-speed Copper Cable Technology for Next Generation Data Centers” that includes details on the use of Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology for future deployments. The white paper was compiled by Alibaba, Tencent, Luxshare Precision, Zhejiang Zhaolong Interconnection and others. The announcement was made at China’s Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) conference held in September in Beijing.
The ODCC Networking Group, led by project manager Chen Liang, Senior Technical Expert at Alibaba, authored the white paper. The paper details Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology as a critical interconnect solution at 56Gbps PAM4 rates for extending the reach of high-speed copper cables for next generation data centers.
“We are excited that China’s tier one operators continue adopting Spectra7 technology in their plans for future hyperscale data centers,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We believe China’s massive hyperscale deployments will continue to be a significant part of our rapidly growing data center business in 2021 and onward.”
ODCC is co-sponsored by Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, China Telecom, China Mobile, CAICT (the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) and Intel. ODCC is an industry non-profit organization, voluntarily formed by enterprises and institutions related to the data center market.
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