Somewhere out there is a lucky and talented team of graduate students who will take home a $2000 prize at IMS2011, the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). Having been a graduate student struggling away on a stipend, I can recognize the appeal of this prize!
All IMS registered PhD and MS students are eligible to participate in this event. Student teams will compete by giving short presentations detailing their ideas to judges from industry and academia. The winning team for the Graduate Student Challenge will be announced on Thursday, June 9th, the last day of the conference.
Students interested in participating in this new competition are asked to attend a meet and greet on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 a.m. The two-person student teams must be from different universities; transnational teaming is encouraged. Each team is charged with developing new ideas and proposing novel applications consistent with their chosen theme. The selection criteria will be based on the originality, content, practicality and clarity of the presentations.
As Moore’s Law reverses beyond 28nm, consider network-on-chip (NoC). While more and more content in SoC designs is coming from third-party IP providers, interconnect-fabric is one area that is still in transition.
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.