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Mark Wade

CTO, SVP Engineering & Co-Founder
Ayar Labs


Mark is the Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President Engineering, and Co-Founder of Ayar Labs. Prior to founding Ayar Labs, he led the group that designed the optics in the world’s first processor to communicate using light. He holds a PhD from University of Colorado.

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Company Profile

Ayar Labs

Ayar Labs is disrupting the traditional performance, cost, and efficiency curves of the semiconductor and computing industries by driving a 1000x improvement in interconnect bandwidth density at 10x lower power. Ayar Labs’ patented approach uses industry standard cost-effective silicon processing techniques to develop high speed, high density, low power optical based interconnect “chiplets” and lasers to replace traditional electrical based I/O. The company was founded in 2015 and is funded by a number of domestic and international venture capital firms as well as strategic investors. For more information, visit

Address: 3351 Olcott Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 650-963-7200