March 2, 2004
Carnegie Mellon's Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Director Larry Pileggi was recently named the first recipient of the Tanoto Professorship in ECE for his work in integrated circuit design and electronic design automation, for which he is considered one of the world's foremost researchers. Composed of 18 faculty from ECE and CS and over 80 graduate students, the unique research thrusts within CSSI span seven focus areas: digital, circuits, analog, silicon interface, MEMS, integrated systems, and computing systems. The center has strong ties to the national and international semiconductor, design, and EDA industrial communities and was built from the Center for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) that was established in 1982 by a grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). The broader focus of silicon system implementation is funded by contracts and grants from the Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO), the SRC, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and industry.
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