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Industrial and academic partnerships

Details of our academic collaborations and projects with industrial support are being added below.

Research activities with industry

ARM - System-level power modelling

ARM LogoDr. José Nuñez-Yañez is working with ARM Cambridge on system-level power modelling.

Motivated by the importance of energy consumption in mobile electronics this work focuses on power modeling and energy estimation in complex System-on-Chips (SoCs). The approach is based on developing statistical power models for the system components using regression analysis and extends previous work that has mainly focused on the microprocessor cores. The power models are built based on reference power data obtained while exploring the high-level activity space of each component. The power models are then used to conduct an energy analysis based on real use cases including web browser benchmarks and multimedia algorithms running on a dual-core processor under Linux.

José worked on this project during his fellowship at ARM in 2010/11 and has continued working on the project since then.

Microelectronics in the south-west

A 2010 NESTA report on government support of semiconductor innovation paid particular attention to the south-west, describing it as "one of the largest silicon design clusters in the world".

The south-west of the UK is brimming with microelectronics-focused organisations - both industrial and academic. Below is a (non-exhaustive) map of what you'll find. If you think something is missing, please let us know.

Silicon South-West provides networking and promotional events for the microelectronics industry in our region.