Electronics + Devices

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Bridging the “last centimeter barrier” in electronic communications

Michigan Engineering researchers led by Prof. Pinaki Mazumder have created a new chip interconnect technology using terahertz surface-wave interconnects that will enable ultra fast data transmissions.|Short Read
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Toward brain-like computing: New memristor better mimics synapses

Competition and cooperation, which regulate the strengthening and weakening of connections in the brain, can now be modeled directly.|Medium Read
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Transformative approach to 5G funded by new Innovator program

Nine technologies competed for $75k in the ECE Innovator Program, which emphasizes a team approach to entrepreneurial success.|Medium Read
Zetian Mi

Photosynthesis and Clean Energy

Prof. Zetian Mi talks about a new way to create energy from the sun - borrowing from the idea of photosynthesis.|Short Read
Farzad Asgarian

Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes

Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling|Medium Read
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Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

Mechanical engineers find another way to break Planck's law at the nanoscale.|Medium Read
An earlier product of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Lab. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering

Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects

DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.|Medium Read
Professors work on small chips

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.|Medium Read
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A new hybrid chip that can change its own wiring

The speedy and efficient system-on-chip could unify wireless communication.|Medium Read
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Enabling anyone to design hardware with a new open-source tool

Six-month hardware design process will be turned into 24-hour automated task.|Medium Read

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.|Short Read
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How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles

With a bit of metal, nanoparticles shine in colors based on size.|Medium Read