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Challenges to Energy Efficient Mobile Platforms

Cordley 2113
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am to 10:50am
Speaker Information
Dr. Tawfik Arabi
Senior Principal Engineer
Mobility Group
Intel Corp

Delivering power efficiently to advanced technology VLSI is a top challenge and priority for mobile platforms. In some cases, near 50% of the real estate on a mobile platform area is used to convert power to the low voltages required by the advanced technology. This is so because as voltage continues to scale down with technology, the tolerances required by these circuits for reliable and energy efficient operation continues to tighten. In this presentation we review the state of the art and show a large gap between today and the desired energy efficiency of computing. We will also show how integration of the power delivery circuitry presents an opportunity for non-linear improvements in energy efficiency of mobile devices. We will present Intel’s view of the required advancements in circuit technology, VLSI testing technology, and process technology needed in the next 5 to 10 years to achieve such integration.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Arabi is a senior principal engineer in the Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for defining low power technologies for the next generation notebook platform.

Dr. Arabi is the recipient of many Intel and IEEE awards including 6 Intel Achievement award (Intel’s most prestigious award given by the executive staff to only a handful of teams every year). Dr. Arabi is an IEEE Fellow and has over 100 Journal and conference publications. He supported and directed research programs between Intel and several leading universities in the US and abroad. He is the founder and director of Intel’s Middle East Energy Efficiency Research Initiative. Dr. Arabi Graduated from AUB in 1985 with a B.S.E.E and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1991.