WATERLOO, Ont. -- Developing low-power, high-performance microchips is a keen interest of a University of Waterloo professor of electrical and computer engineering. Prof. Catherine Gebotys is an active researcher in the area of microchip design. She is interested in improving the technology used by engineers to design highly complex VLSI (very large scale integration) microchips. VLSI can involve putting as many as a million or more electronic devices on a small silicon wafer. VLSI has come to involve what are called "embedded systems." Engineers are designing capabilities into single chips that used to be implemented as computer software running on large multichip systems. The single chips are being embedded into many products and these embedded systems are the key to many of the electronic conveniences that make our lives so much more convenient today: Products that are "smarter," easier to use, more
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