UCLA Engineering Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS)

2019 Edition. In Research Institute of the Year

Classical Si based CMOS scaling has achieved a 1000X reduction in feature size over the last five decades and is still scaling even though development and manufacturing costs are rising. However, other aspects of the system such as the package and board have not kept up. Integrating more and increasingly diverse function on a single die – SOC technology – is also getting more expensive and complex. The barrier to entry has become exorbitant while the time to product has grown longer. CHIPS is developing technologies to circumvent these problems with a radically different way of assembling systems.