Thursday, November 11, 2010
Story behind I-Slate: Prof Krishna V. Palem is the Kenneth and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computing at the Department of Computer Science at the George Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. His research interests while focussed on all aspects of embedded computing, include adaptive architectures and computing, algorithms, compiler optimizations, embedded systems, low energy computing and nanoelectronics. He is the founding director of VISEN center at Rice University. Institute for Sustainable Nanotechnology and Electronics (ISAID) was established at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), which invested $4 million to develop a low power chip. The new chip, which is being developed by ISAID and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, makes it possible for the I-slate to run on solar power from panels similar to those used in hand-held calculators.I-Slate now under testing in India is based on this chip.