• Friday, July 1, 2011

    Congratulations to Seokjoong Kim, Walter Condley, and Xuchu Hu for the acceptance of their papers into the 2011 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) to be held on November 6-10, 2011 in San Jose, CA. Seokjoong's paper is "Low-Power Multiple-Bit Upset Tolerant Memory Optimization" and Walter and Xuchu's paper is "A Methodology for Local Resonant Clock Synthesis using LC-Assisted Local Clock Buffers".

  • Monday, June 20, 2011

    Congratulations to Seok-Joong Kim for his paper on "SNM-Aware Power Reduction and Reliability Improvement in 45nm SRAMs" that has been accepted into the VLSI-SoC conference to be held in Hong Kong, China in October 2011.

  • Monday, June 20, 2011

    Congratulations to Prof. Guthaus and his collaborators at UFRGS in Brazil, Prof. Kastensmidt and Mr. Raul Chipana, for the acceptance of their paper on "SET Susceptibility Analysis in Low-Skew Clock Distribution Networks" into the Conference on Radiation Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS), to be held on September 19 - 23 in Sevilla, Spain.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Congratulations to Walter Condley, Andrew Hill, and Prof. Guthaus who had a paper accepted at the 2011 International Conference on Microelectronics Systems Education (MSE) to be held on June 5, 2011 in San Diego, CA. The paper and full-length presentation is on Advanced Logic Design through Hands-On Digital Music Synthesis and discusses the new project forCMPE 125/L.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    UCSC has been selected to host the 20th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very large Scale Integration (VLSI-SOC) in October 2012. VLSI-SOC is the a series of international conferences sponsored by IFIP TC 10 Working Group 10.5IEEE CEDA and IEEE CASS that explores the state-of-the-art and the new developments in the field of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI), System-on-Chip (SoC) and their designs. More information will be available soon.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    Congratulations to Seokjoong Kim and Xuchu Hu who each had a paper accepted into the 2011 Design Automation Conference to be held on June 5-10, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Seokjoong's paper is "Leakage-Aware Redundancy for Reliable Sub-threshold Memories" and Xuchu's paper is "Distributed Resonant Clock Grid Synthesis (ROCKS)".

  • Friday, December 24, 2010

    Prof. Guthaus' paper on "Distributed LC Resonant Clock Tree Synthesis" was accepted into the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) to be held on May 15-18, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Matthew Guthaus, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. The CAREER award is the "most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research" according to the NSF.

    Prof. Guthaus' CAREER proposal aims to improve the energy efficiency of computer chips by developing circuits and automated design tools to recycle the energy in the power-hungry clock network that synchronizes events on most computer chips. Much like a hybrid car stores the kinetic energy during breaking into a battery for later use, the proposed techniques recycle energy on-chip for later use. The proposed research will increase power efficiency in computer chips and enable designers to lower power in chips ranging from mobile phones to large commercial servers. The previously unattainable power gains can then be used to improve battery lifetimes in mobile systems, decrease operational costs in commercial data centers, provide green computing by lessening the energy burden on our environment and improve computing performance which will enable new applications of computer systems.

    Prof. Guthaus holds a B.S.E. degree in Computer Engineering and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan. He has performed research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and consulted for major Silicon Valley semiconductor companies. Prof. Guthaus joined the Computer Engineering department as part of its computer systems design faculty with an emphasis in the area of reliable, low-power computer chip design. He currently leads the VLSI Design and Automation Group. More information about the students, other related projects, and publications can be found on the web site.

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Xuchu Hu's paper on "Clock Tree Optimization for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)" was accepted into the Asia and South-Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) to be held on January 25-28, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.