Congratulations to Khondker Zakir Ahmed, on winning the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, which was held August 11-13, 2014 in La Jolla, California. The title of the award-winning paper is “An On-Chip Autonomous Thermoelectric Energy Management System for Energy-Efficient Active Cooling.”
Thermal management is a key challenge for today’s integrated circuits (IC) operation. Zakir and his team have developed an on-chip thermoelectric energy management system for energy-efficient, on-demand active cooling of integrated circuits. The design is implemented in a CMOS test-chip and tested with a thermoelectric device. The successful demonstration of this control system will fuel innovations in thermoelectric devices, as well as in the architectural techniques to address the thermal challenges of future processors.