Applications and Systems driven Center for Energy-Efficient Integrated NanoTechnologies

Suman Datta (University of Notre Dame), Center Director

Sayeef Salahuddin (UC/Berkeley), Assistant Center Director

ASCENT focuses on demonstration of foundational material synthesis routes and device technologies, novel heterogeneous integration (package and monolithic) schemes to support the next era of “functional hyper-scaling”. ASCENT features a cross-theme benchmarking effort led by center leadership to facilitate materials down-selection, validate projected device metrics with experiments and quantify system level energy-performance cost-form factor metric for intended application. The mission of ASCENT is to transcend the current limitations of high-performance transistors confined to a single planar layer of integrated circuit by pioneering vertical monolithic integration of multiple interleaved layers of logic and memory (Theme 1), by demonstrating beyond CMOS device concepts that combine processing and memory functions (Theme 2), by heterogeneously integrating functionally diverse nano-components into integrated microsystems (Theme 3), and by demonstrating in-memory compute kernels to accelerate future data intensive at-scale cognitive workloads (Theme 4).

Annual Report

Theme 3 Workshop

ASCENT Metrics

  1. This Year

    1 Patent Applications
    1 Patents Granted
  2. Last Year

    36 Research Data
    4 Patent Applications
    2 Patents Granted
  3. Since Inception

    90 Projects
    17 Universities
    298 Research Scholars
    39 Faculty Researchers
    293 Liaisons
    2,391 Research Data
    1 Patent Applications
    9 Patents Granted
Updated: 24-Jul-2024, 12:05 a.m. ET

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