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IEEE Taipei publishes NTU Vice President Dr. Liang-Gee Chen’s research team’s 16 core GPU study

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, SSCS, hosted the 2013 Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC, between November 11-13, 2013, in Singapore. In December the IEEE Taipei held the A-SSCC 2013 press conference, introducing the papers selected for presentation from Taiwan, and discussing the latest technological trends in the industry.

This year Taiwan once again exhibited robust participation of industry and academia, yielding new highs for the A-SSCC, which selected 20 outstanding papers from Taiwan, representing the highest from any participating member. This performance once again indicates the impressive accomplishments of Taiwan’s solid-state circuitry and semiconductor industries.

This year’s session focused on Taiwan’s efforts towards Integrated Circuits and Systems for a Mobile Society, and the research team led by NTU Vice President Liang-Gee Chen, had a paper included on their development of 16 core GPU for mobile applications, permitting mobile gaming app players to enjoy hi-res graphics on the go, while enhancing play times, and greatly increasing mobile gaming convenience.

While answering questions from the media, Vice President Liang-Gee Chen noted, currently smartphone graphic capabilities are in their infancy, and cannot deliver highly robust visual capabilities, so the NTU research team developed the world’s first 16 core GPU, and card technology for transfer to industry, enabling future mobile smartphone applications much greater graphics performance.

The A-SSCC is Asia’s most influential professional body for the IC design field, bringing together the best and brightest of Asia’s innovation leaders each year to provide a platform for exchange on the latest developments in industry and academia. This year’s A-SSCC emphasized the arrival of the new era in mobile applications, and developments in solid-state circuitry in systems, components, and circuit architecture. A total of 29 countries and 303 papers were submitted, of which 111 academic and industry papers were selected for presentation at the Conference. Amidst the fierce competition, Taiwan led the way with 20 papers selected for presentation.

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