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Dr. Stine Receives National Science Foundation Awards
Professor James Stine was recently awarded a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a total of $890k along University of California Santa Cruz to build a memory compiler framework for Random-Access Memories (RAMs). Most academic Integrated Circuit (IC) design methodologies are inhibited by the availability of memories since commercially available memory compilers are often black box, not modifiable, and have limited available memory configurations. However, memories are the largest barrier to future scaling and require urgent solutions to lower leakage power consumption, improve reliability in shrinking supply voltages, and incorporate post-CMOS technologies. This project will enable research in these areas by providing a completely modifiable, verified, technology independent compiler for single-port and multi-port RAMs and many-port register files. It will also enable research in a variety of IC-related disciplines.