System Integration

Innovations in IC Design

Team: Jeffrey Bokor, Tsu-Jae King Liu, Vladimir Stojanović

Future information and communication technology (ICT) applications set a broad context for research conducted in the BETR Center, which is complementary to other industry-sponsored centers such as the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). Collaborative projects with BWRC researchers serve to bridge innovations in physical electronics together with innovations in integrated circuit (IC) design, for co-optimization of new solid-state device technologies and computer architectures. Through device modeling and simulation of integrated systems, tradeoffs between energy efficiency and performance can be optimized for applications ranging from Internet of Things to Warehouse-Scale Computers. In addition, as new device technologies reach sufficient maturity, testbeds will be designed and built to experimentally demonstrate their benefits for specific applications.