March 2011: Fast laser could revolutionize data communications.
Researchers at Chalmers have shown that a surface emitting laser – a cheaper and more energy-efficient type of laser for fiber optics than conventional lasers – can deliver error-free data at a record speed of 40 Gbit/s. The break-through could lead to faster Internet traffic, computers and mobile phones. 
January 2011: Researchers demonstrate VCSELs grown on IQE material capable of maintaining high performance at elevated temperatures
A team of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin has published work in Applied Physics Journal demonstrating record data transmission rates from an oxide confined 980nm Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) operating at 85°C. 
September 2010: VI Systems presents 45G short reach receiver at ICT 2010
VI Systems will present the optical receiver package R40-850TB with extremely low power consumption for data rates of up to 45 Gbit/s. 
July 2010: Green Nanophotonics made in Berlin
Researchers at TU-Berlin develop high-speed VCSELs operating at record-breaking energy efficiencies. 
July 2010: IQE demonstrates 40GB/s VCSEL technology for next generation optical communications
IQE plc, the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor epitaxial wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, has today published a joint paper in Electronic Letters entitled “40 Gbit/s error-free operation of an oxide-confined 850nm Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL). 
March 2009: Technology breakthrough: 40G VCSEL
The 40G vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and PIN photodetectors are presently available as chips and as multimode fiber-coupled modules… 
February 2009: VISIT: INTEL inside!
Das Projekt VISIT (Vertically Integrated Systems for Information Transfer) des 7. EU-Forschungsprogramms wurde am 1. Juni 2008 erfolgreich gestartet. 
12 November 2008: Quantum dot VCSELs further chip comms
High temperature operation lasers have brought 20 Gbit/s optical chip-tochip data transfer closer, with similar technology being used elsewhere in co-operation with Intel. 
7 Oktober 2008: IQE joins European funded “VISIT” programme
Cardiff, 7th October 2008: IQE, the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, has been welcomed as a member of a €3.5 million European programme to develop high-value photonic components for broadband access and local area networks.