The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog.

The man will be there to feed the dog.

The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.

Warren Bennis

Gartner  defined the
Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Those Gartner trends have in common that equipment performing those services will require high data communication throughput. Consequently, those devices will require efficient energy management. Especially for those devices which depend on battery power and/or where dense packaging is required. For the OEM’s working in this domain, energy consumption will remain an important issue.

Generally speaking, the trends mentioned above will drive integrating more functionality into the IC, and there will be a contine0us drive to reduce the form-factor of devices. This will result in more performance per IC, and more heat per cubic centimeter, hence energy management will become more and more important.

By reducing energy consumption, the designs can be made:

  • smaller
  • more performant: more bandwidth
  • with less cooling features
  • with smaller power supply devices

Cool Optics can provide a solution where data communication is a dominant factor in energy consumption.

Stand Alone applicationsIn future many stand-alone applications will be developed and in many case they will be battery and or sensor powered. The application will range from all sorts of sensors, wearables, intelligent watches to drones.


Aapplications where the usage of Cool Optics technology makes sense,  have one or more of the following characteristics:
1. High speed data traffic
2. Burst mode transmission
3. Heat dissipation issues
4. (battery) Power issues