April 10, 2006
Over 100 researchers, industry leaders, and Department of Defense (DOD) sponsors attended the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (C2S2) annual review at Carnegie Mellon University on April 5-6. The agenda featured progress updates of C2S2's technical thrusts in fabrics and flows, robust design, microarchitecture, communication systems, interface systems, and emerging technologies.
Circuit and system designers presented research from 15 different U.S. universities, including Carnegie Mellon, U.C. Berkeley, Columbia, MIT, Stanford, and UCLA. Carnegie Mellon's speakers were C2S2 Director Rob Rutenbar, Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Director Larry Pileggi, and CSSI's Associate Director, Shawn Blanton. Students were invited to a networking event sponsored by the Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO). The review was capped off with a dinner program at the Andy Warhol Museum.
C2S2 develops long-range design solutions for next-generation circuits, and systems built from circuits. The center is a consortium of research universities supported by the U.S. semiconductor industry MARCO Focus Center Research Program with funds from industry and the DOD.
View the C2S2 review photo gallery.