We Are Avicena

Avicena is a privately held company developing microLED based ultra-low power high bandwidth interconnects for chip-to-chip communications. This technology revolutionizes High-Performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, as well as other industries where low power interconnects are critical like camera sensors, autonomous vehicles, and aerospace. Avicena is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a development center in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company was founded in 2019 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry with a track record of delivering breakthrough products.

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The Avicena leadership team has spent years solving the most complex photonic connectivity challenges with innovative and scalable solutions.


The Avicena microLED-based interconnect technology offers industry leading bandwidth density and energy efficiency by leveraging rapid advances in the microLED display industry for mass production.


The applications range from chip-to-chip interconnects in HPC, AI/ML, and memory disaggregation to next generation links in sensors, 5G Wireless head-ends and Aerospace.

IEEE Spectrum

Two Startups are Bringing Fiber to the Processor

Avicena is featured in IEEE Spectrum for December 2022. While conventional Silicon Photonics provides a solution for medium to long reach communications, Avicena’s microLED technology enables ultra-low energy interconnects for short reach links ideally suited for chip-to-chip applications in HPC, AI/ML and memory disaggregation. To learn more, click the link below:

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Conferences & Talks

Find Avicena at all of these industry events. A representative of Avicena will be speaking at the Market Focus event at ECOC 2023.


Lightwave interviews Avicena's V.P. of Marketing, Chris Pfistner, at OFC 2023