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U-Michigan a partner in two CHIPS Act Midwest microelectronics hubsThe latest DoD funding announcements bolster Michigan Engineering’s efforts to support revitalization of the U.S. semiconductor sector.
Business Wire: September 14, 2023
NTT Research PHI Lab Scientists Address Bias in AIDoctoral student Ekdeep Singh Lubana is first author on a paper addressing bias in AI in a collaboration with researchers at Harvard, U of Cambridge, and NTT Research Inc. The authors, including Prof. Robert Dick, propose a new algorithm to help overcome bias in deep neural networks (DNNs).
Kyumin Kwon’s research on automating analog circuit design earns Best Paper Award at SMACD23Kwon combines a human knowledge-based model with an existing digital synthesis tool to significantly increase the speed of characterization and design for large scale analog circuits.
Michael Flynn receives CoE Staff-Faculty Partnership AwardProf. Flynn is remarkably respectful of all the staff he interacts with, while also showing great transparency and kindness.
March 15, 2023
Join us on our journey to making our vision become a realityProf. David Wentzloff serves on a panel hosted by Ericsson about the different types of energy harvesting, the breadth of what is possible, and new benefits of these devices.
Six ECE faculty will help shape the future of semiconductors as part of the JUMP 2.0 programElaheh Ahmadi, David Blaauw, Michael Flynn, Hun-Seok Kim, Hessam Mahdavifar, and Zhengya Zhang bring their expertise and creativity to this nationwide undertaking in the area of semiconductors and information & communication technologies.
Open-source hardware: a growing movement to democratize IC designDr. Mehdi Saligane, a leader in the open-source chip design community, was among the first researchers to fabricate a successful chip as part of Google’s multi-project wafer program.
Dennis Sylvester Elected to National Academy of InventorsSylvester’s inventions in low-power chip design have led to multiple startup companies and products found in hundreds of millions of devices.
Dennis Sylvester named Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
[Watch the lecture] Sylvester’s innovations in ultra-low-power computing led to the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
November 22, 2022
Everactive launches ‘batteryless IoT’ development kitEveractive, a startup company co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff and making what it describes as “category-defining batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) systems”, is releasing its first development kit to allow third-party developers to build their own IoT products without the constraints of batteries.
Best paper for a low-power ADC circuit for brain-machine interface applicationsEuisik Yoon’s team, led by Sungjin Oh, developed a low-power neural recording front-end circuit to interface with state-of-the-art neural probes.
Jesse Codling wins Best Presentation award for sensors that help protect these little piggies in their pensKnown affectionately as “The Sh*tty Project,” Codling, an ECE PhD student, monitors the vibrations in pig pens to track the health of the piglets and predict when they’re in danger.
ECE at the center of Celebrate Invention: 2022Wei Lu talked about his innovations as the 2022 Distinguished University Innovator, followed by a panel discussion about the University’s role in fueling new high tech companies in the area.
Mike Flynn named Fawwaz T. Ulaby Collegiate Professor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringFlynn is one of the world’s premier scholars of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), and other interface circuits.
October 21, 2022
ECE Startup Movellus Secures $23M in Series B Funding to Accelerate GrowthMovellus, the startup company founded by ECE alumni Mohammad Faisal and Jeff Fredenburg, provides intelligent clock networks for the next generation of complex integrated circuits. Prof. David Wentzloff sits on the board.
Innovation Nation: October 8, 2022
These Tiny Sensors Are Saving SnailsThis video shows how the Michigan team’s tiny computers (called the Michigan Micro Mote) are being used for conservation efforts for even small invertebrates.
Prof. David Blaauw inducted into MICRO Hall of FameBlaauw and his group are also recipients of numerous best paper awards and honors, including the MICRO Test of Time award
CHIPS and Science Act: Implications and OpportunitiesThe CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 promises to revitalize the U.S. semiconductor industry. Dennis Sylvester offers his perspective on what it means for ECE.
The ethical implications of tech, and why it matters for engineersThrough the Ford School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, ECE PhD student Trevor Odelberg is studying how engineers can take better responsibility for the way their research impacts society.
Science Daily: May 4, 2022
Tiny sensor used to track the migratory patterns of monarch butterfliesECE alumnus and now U Pittsburgh professor Inhee Lee talks about a now multi-institutional collaboration involving U-M, the M3 and the monarch butterfly.
Batteryless next-generation cellular devices could empower a more sustainable futurePhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.
The Wall Street Journal: December 3, 2021
Smart Bandages, Vehicle-Damage Trackers and More Data-Collecting Devices of the FutureProf. Pei Zhang’s work about capturing vibrations to predict diseases is mentioned in this article, along with Stanford collaborator, Prof. Noh.
Business Wire: December 2, 2021
Everactive’s Batteryless Technology Will Influence 6G Roadmap Through Next G AllianceThe vision of Everactive, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, is to use hundreds of billions of batteryless devices connected over a future worldwide 6G cellular network.
Business Wire: November 10, 2021
Everactive Wins Innovation Award for Batteryless Sensor Solutions In Food and Beverage IndustryOrganizers of Process Expo announced that Everactive, the category-defining batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) company, is a 2021 Innovation Showcase winner. The company was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
ASEE Prism: October 22, 2021
Sense & SensibilitiesASEE’s interview with Pei Zhang describes his research (including helping the elderly, identifying a certain disease in children by their gate, and ensuring healthy pigs) as well as his family history as Chinese engineers in America and the accompanying challenges.
Three researchers earn MICRO Test of Time for groundbreaking timing speculation workTodd Austin, David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and a group of alumni were recognized by ACM MICRO for their landmark 2003 paper.
Business Wire: September 1, 2021
Everactive and Armstrong International Partner on Smart Steam Trap Management With Real-Time Batteryless MonitoringSteam Trap Management Industrial IoT Solution Combines Everactive’s Batteryless Sensors and Armstrong’s Deep Thermal Energy Expertise. Everactive was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
Michigan Radio: August 26, 2021
Tiny snail computersMichigan Radio talks about innovative technology that came out of ECE and EEB to help figure out what’s killing tiny snails.
The New York Times: July 13, 2021
How Do You Solve an Extinction Mystery? Put a Tiny Computer on a Snail.The New York Times features the Michigan Micro Mote and how it helped solve a mass extinction snail survivor mystery.
Michigan startup MemryX, Inc. promises faster, cheaper AI processingThe ECE startup builds neuromorphic computer chips uniquely suitable for AI applications
June 18, 2021
Snail Survivors (The Poetry of Science)UK author of the blog “The Poetry of Science” wrote a poem called Snail Survivors about the research collaboration between developers of the world’s smallest computer and biologists.
CNET: June 17, 2021
World’s smallest computer helps solve mystery of snail species survivalThis partnership between biologists and engineers yields scientific insights into a surviving species of Tahitian tree snails, while also proving the viability for very small animal studies using the Michigan Micro Mote.
Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
The study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution, while proving the viability of similar studies of very small animals including insects
Yahoo: May 14, 2021
Mythic Raises $70 Million in Series C Funding Led by BlackRock and Hewlett Packard EnterpriseAI accelerator chip start-up Mythic, founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumni Mike Henry and Dave Fick, has raised $70 million in Series C Funding. The company has raised over $165.2 million to-date and has offices in Redwood City, CA and Austin, TX.
Prof. Pei Zhang solemnly swears that he’s up to some good
In a project he calls the “Marauder’s Map,” Prof. Zhang uses machine learning-based data models, physics models, and heuristic models to turn physical structures into sensing devices.
Research to advance low-power speech recognition highlighted by IntelMichael Flynn and his group are applying their groundbreaking work in beamforming to the challenge of low-power on-chip speech recognition.
DBusiness Magazine: February 2, 2021
U-M Spinoff Everactive Closes $35M Funding Round on Battery Monitoring TechEveractive is an IoT company co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff. The company makes battery-free monitoring solutions
Precision health in the palm of your hand
Recent breakthrough developments in technologies for real-time genome sequencing, analysis, and diagnosis are poised to deliver a new standard of personalized care.
First digital single-chip millimeter-wave beamformer will exploit 5G capabilities
The digital beamforming chip offers significant advantages over current analog beamforming solutions.
University of Pittsburgh: November 9, 2020
Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer-PittsburghThe University of Pittsburgh highlights the contribution of Inhee Lee, an ECE alum, in the project using Michigan Micro Motes to track monarch butterfly migration.
Phys.org: October 28, 2020
Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computerPhys.org re-publishes our piece on how researchers from ECE and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are using the Michigan Micro Mote to track monarch migration in unprecedented ways.
Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer
In a project funded by National Geographic, ECE researchers are teaming up with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to advance our understanding of monarch butterfly migration with the most ambitious iteration of the Michigan Micro Mote yet.
Smart Industry: October 2, 2020
Product News: Everactive’s Evernet protocol to accelerate IoT deploymentsEveractive, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, announced improvements to its proprietary wireless networking protocol, a key enabler in the technology company’s batteryless IoT solutions.
Business Wire: September 9, 2020
Fluke Leads Series C Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT SolutionsFluke Corporation (“Fluke”) announced today that it led an investment in Everactive, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that sells category-defining batteryless, wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Everactive will raise up to $35M as part of its Series C funding round. Everactive was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
August 12, 2020
Monarch Conservation Spotlight: M3 Monarch Migration StudyThe “Monarch Conservation Spotlight” series highlights impactful projects, programs and organizations working hard to address the declining trend across North American monarch populations, including those involved in a project to track Monarch butterflies: Professors David Blaauw, Hun-Seok Kim, InHee Lee, and Andre Green.
Prof. Mike Flynn receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award
Flynn is one of five U-M professors honored with this award, which recognizes his excellence in mentoring doctoral students and commitment to fostering a supportive academic environment.
Trevor Odelberg receives NDSEG Fellowship to help run the world with low power batteryless circuits
PhD student Trevor Odelberg’s low power circuits help us make sense of our environment while reducing battery waste.
DBusiness Magazine: June 9, 2020
Batteryless Machine Health Monitoring Solution Debuted by Ann Arbor’s EveractiveEveractive, which has an office in Ann Arbor, launched its machine health monitoring solution, which is designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, and compressors.
Matthew Belz receives NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems
PhD student Matthew Belz will work to develop jamming-resistant radar systems for autonomous vehicles.
Battery-free sensor startup takes aim at industrial efficiency
Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present.
Improved neural probe can pose precise questions without losing parts of the answers
It will now be possible to study brain activity when timing is important, such as the consolidation of memory.
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
David Blaauw named Kensall D. Wise Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Blaauw’s innovations in low-power computing led to development of the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
Upgrading signal interfaces for better wearable devices
PhD student Hsiang-Wen Chen, who works to improve integrated circuits, was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.
Hun-Seok Kim receives CAREER Award to facilitate Internet of Things connectivity
Kim takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges in heterogeneous classes of energy-efficient and versatile communication systems.
Associated Press: December 10, 2019
Associated Press: iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied childrenProf. Hun Seok Kim helped perfect an augmented reality system that helps level the playing field between disabled and able-bodied players.
Michigan News: December 10, 2019
Michigan News: Inclusive play: U-M art professor leads creation of interactive game for kids with and without disabilitiesProf. Hun Seok Kim is a member of the team that created the augmented reality system called iGYM
Two members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2019 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
The intensive workshop brings together outstanding women who are graduate students or postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.
Two ‘U’ researchers receive Distinguished University Innovator AwardThe Michigan Daily profiles Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, who are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators
Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.
First programmable memristor computer aims to bring AI processing down from the cloud
Circuit elements that store information in their electrical resistances enable a brain-like form of computing, storing and processing information in the same place.
Afshari group receives Best Invited Paper award at the 2019 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Terahertz and sub-terahertz imaging can provide superior results in some biomedical imaging, spectroscopy, and water saturation detection.
A high-efficiency GaAs solar cell to power the Internet of Tiny Things
The Michigan Micro Mote gets a new gallium arsenide solar cell for added power and adaptability.
SLAM-ming good hardware for drone navigation
Researchers built the first visual SLAM processor on a single chip that provides highly accurate, low-power, and real-time results.
Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells
Capturing cancer cells from blood samples offers a non-invasive way to observe whether the cancer is disappearing or whether it is becoming resistant to the treatment.
U-M startup raises $6 million in venture funding
Movellus is a U-M startup founded by alumni Dr. Mo Faisal (now CEO) and Dr. Jeff Fredenburg (now VP of Engineering).
Communicating with the world’s smallest computers
Researchers built the first millimeter-scale transmitter and antenna that can talk Bluetooth Low Energy with ease.
IEEE Spectrum: March 7, 2019
3 New Chips to Help Robots Find Their Way AroundIntel and academic groups, including the team of Blaauw, Kim, and Sylvester, are designing specialized hardware to speed path planning and other aspects of robot coordination
Crafting better digital systems with ECE PhD student Jie-Fang Zhang
Zhang is recognized with the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship for his work designing hardware solutions that could help support computer vision and machine learning.
More efficient machine vision technology modeled on human vision
Prof. Robert Dick and advisee Ekdeep Singh Lubana developed a new technique that significantly improves the efficiency of machine vision applications
Prof. Zhengya Zhang receives CoE undergraduate education award
Prof. Zhang receives outstanding evaluations from students and opens their imagination to research in the field of VLSI circuits and systems.
Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects
DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
Michigan chips will be first to test next-generation hardware design tools
U-M team will serve as model for nimble and innovative system-on-chip design.
A new hybrid chip that can change its own wiring
The speedy and efficient system-on-chip could unify wireless communication.
Enabling anyone to design hardware with a new open-source tool
Six-month hardware design process will be turned into 24-hour automated task.
Popular Mechanics: June 30, 2018
The Smallest Computer in the World Fits On a Grain of RiceThe University of Michigan just defeated IBM in creating this tiny computing device.
Hun-Seok Kim receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to advance research in IoT networks
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
An even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer’
The latest from IBM and now the University of Michigan is redefining what counts as a computer at the microscale.
Seed-sized U-M computers pumped into oil wells featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Millimeter-sized computers log the temperature and pressure from deep within oil wells.
Fred Buhler builds better chips for “Aweslome” applications
Fred Buhler founded Aweslome to provide custom-build chips for a broad range of applications, including machine learning, neural networks, security, and circuits testing.
2017 ISCA Influential Paper Award for groundbreaking research in power-efficient computing
This award recognizes the paper published 15 years ago (2002) that has had the biggest impact on the field
SSCS Distinguished Lecturer Edith Beigné on auto-adaptive digital circuits
Beigné is a senior scientist at the “most innovative research organization”
Michigan’s millimeter-scale computers featured at ISSCC2017, and in IEEE Spectrum
Professors Blaauw and Sylvester showcase capabilities of tiny computing
CubeWorks: Solving problems with the world’s smallest and lowest-power computersCubeworks receives its first external funding to manufacture millimeter-scale computing devices
Alum startup wins $25,000 at Accelerate Michigan Competition
Movellus Circuits won $25,000 in the University Research Highlight and People’s Choice categories
David Blaauw honored with SIA/SRC University Research Award
Prof. Blaauw was a key member of the team that developed the world’s first millimeter-scale computer, known as the Michigan Micro Mote (M3).
Injectable computers can broadcast from inside the body
This platform has enabled a variety of sensors that can fit inside the human body, made possible by several breakthroughs in ultra-low power computing.
With a radio specifically designed to communicate through tissue, researchers from the Electrical and Computer Engineering are adding another level to a computer platform small enough to fit inside a medical grade syringe.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
Googling the physical world
IoT applications are the next wave of computing and the next driving force of the semiconductor industry. The startup PsiKick [now Everactive] is helping shape this future.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
CBS News: April 16, 2015
This is the world’s smallest computerComputers used to consume whole rooms, but now one computer can fit on the edge of a nickel. At just one millimeter cubed, the Michigan Micro Mote (M^3) is the smallest autonomous computer in the world.
Michigan Micro Mote (M3) makes history as the world’s smallest computerA brief history of what led to the technical feat known as the Michigan Micro Mote, a tiny speck of a computer that does it all.
Student team reaches Qualcomm finals with their proposal for a wearable haptic device
The goal of the project is to augment the transmission of audio and video with the sense of touch.
Prof. Michael Flynn elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to analog-digital interfaces
Flynn has achieved important breakthroughs in the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces.
Prof. Robert Dick to apply cyber information to air quality management
The grant is part of a new $12.5M initiative by the National Science Foundation to encourage computing innovations for a sustainable society.
Scott Hanson receives 2014 Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact Award
Dr. Hanson is the co-founder of a startup semiconductor company that plans to lead the low-power revolution in electronics by powering the Internet of Things.
Khalil Najafi receives 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for emerging technologies
The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is a Technical Field Award, which is among the highest awards given.
Forbes: September 17, 2014
These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things
PsiKick startup attracts financing for its Internet of Things technology
The chips’ extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from harvested energy sources like vibration, thermal gradients, and more.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Students rewarded for their circuit designs in EECS 413
The course, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, has a tradition of offering prizes for the top final projects designed by the students.
Making the Internet of Things happen
Wentzloff aims to remove the necessity of a power outlet or even a battery to power miniature sensors.
Michigan @ ISSCC 2013: Alumni and Friends Mixer
“Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”
Image processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Lu plans to design and fabricate a computer chip based on so-called self-organizing, adaptive neural networks.
Bharan Giridhar awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Bharan’s research focusses on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable high-performance computing.
Zhengya Zhang receives Intel Early Career Award
Zhang’s research is in the area of low-power and high-performance VLSI circuits and systems.
2013 Design Automation Conference Anniversary Awards
Congratulations to the award-winning faculty members and to the DAC for 50 years!
Researchers funded to develop a leap forward in Processor Architectures
The project proposes to produce a parallel heterogeneous 3D near-threshold computing system with unprecedented energy efficiency.
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
Prof. Dennis Sylvester receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
He is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low power processor design, especially for the smallest computing devices in existence.
Gyouho Kim awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in ultra-low power optical interfaces for mm-scale wireless sensor nodes
“We designed an ultra-low power optical wake-up receiver with a novel front-end circuit and communication scheme suitable for miniature wireless sensor node applications.”
Bharan Giridhar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in circuit techniques for adaptive, reliable, high-performance computing
Giridhar’s research has an emphasis on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable, high-performance computing.
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester named Top Authors by ISSCC
Both research papers discuss ultra low-power chip design and millimeter-scale computing.
David Wentzloff receives CAREER Award for research in energy-autonomous systems
His research addresses critical needs in the area of wireless communication for the growing field of ubiquitous, energy-autonomous sensing devices.
Students in EECS 413 awarded prizes for their circuit designs
The specifications for the projects were close to the state of the art. Congratulations to the winning groups!
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner
The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.
Developing the wireless component for personalized health devices
The program aims to create wearable systems that monitor a person’s environment and health in search of connections between pollutants and chronic diseases.
UG Research Spotlight: Fred Buhler spends his summer improving circuit testing
The project involved designing new boards and writing test software, as well as writing software to control instruments and some integrated circuit design.
Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511
The students, lead by Prof. Michael Flynn, competed for cash prizes—the two winners were chosen by Analog Devices.
Michael McCorquodale named 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Innovator of the Year
“Without McCorquodale’s vision, unwavering persistence, and leadership in the face of decades of thinking to the contrary, CMOS oscillators would not exist today.”
Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier
The two winning teams designed an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEEProf. Blaauw was a core member of the Michigan team that developed the award-winning circuit known as Razor in 2003.
Laura Freyman awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Freyman is studying Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory.
Powering breakthrough technologies
Ambiq Micro could revolutionize ubiquitous computing, with energy-efficient microcontrollers that are 10 times more energy efficient than conventional microprocessors.
Yoonmyung Lee receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship
Lee is currently working closely with his colleagues to build an ultra-low power wireless sensor platform.
Making smart dust a reality
This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.
AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest
Congratulations to the winning students!
U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011
CNET: February 22, 2011
Researchers unveil first mm-scale computing systemResearchers at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco demonstrate a prototype implantable eye pressure monitor and a tiny new radio.
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era
U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.
Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest
The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.
Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick receive DATE Best Paper Award
The authors analyzed performance and accuracy for a variety of dynamic thermal analysis techniques and used their findings to develop a new analysis technique. Congratulations!
Zhengya Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award
The proposed research addresses the frontiers of error-correction coding and very-large-scale integration by advancing algorithms and circuit techniques.
EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects
“We were all impressed by the fact that most students chose highly-relevant and innovating projects,” stated Dr. Naraghi.
Paving the way for ubiquitous computing
Until now, ubiquitous computing has been hampered by the size of necessary batteries—but Ambiq Micro is changing that, with their energy-efficient micro-controllers.
Prof. Dennis Sylvester elected Fellow of the IEEE
According to IEEE, “the grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”
Zhengya Zhang earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits
The resulting 65nm CMOS test chip achieved an energy efficiency of 21 pJ/bit making it a promising candidate for low-power, high-performance applications.
Ambiq Micro: Taking a startup to the next level
“Imagine a microprocessor so tiny and long lasting that it can be implanted in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer to measure the progress of the disease.”
Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed
The system could enable new biomedical implants as well as home-, building- and bridge-monitoring devices.
Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511
Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!
NBC: February 9, 2010
Tiny solar-powered sensor runs almost foreverA tiny solar-powered sensor, smaller than Abe Lincoln’s head on a penny, can supply almost perpetual energy, its creators say.
EECS professors receive research grants from Google
The research funded by Google involves redesigning servers and data centers to improve their energy efficiency.
Prof. David Wentzloff awarded Young Faculty Award (YFA) by DARPA
Wentzloff is working to develop a wireless 3D interconnection fabric that can provide communication channels and crossbar routing.
Sensing Sensors: NSF Funding News Ways to Monitor Infrastructure for SafetyThe program aims to develop revolutionary wireless sensor node, optimized for infrastructure monitoring.
EECS researchers receive Best Paper Award at ISLPED
The paper explores logic and memory circuit topologies for a new type of transistor in development at IBM.
Matthew Fojtik awarded Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship
The fellowship will support Fojtik’s work on a processor that can recover from timing errors and run without margining for worst case operating conditions.
Austin and Blaauw Receive 2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award
The award recognized research that is “at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact.”