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Innovations that will substantially improve the underlying technical performance, or extend the functionality, of information and communication systems. Examples of relevant technical areas include (but are not limited to) communication signal sources and detectors - optical (lasers, LEDs, photodetectors), RF, or microwave; specialized optical fibers and optoelectronic devices (e.g., for optical amplification, dispersion compensation, or multiplexing); short range and long distance transmission technologies - optical, RF, and microwave; data storage and retrieval technologies; data transmission technologies; data processing devices - electronic ICs, quantum devices; server technologies; energy conservation technologies for servers and server farms.

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