Purdue ECE in the Media

Can AI Tools Like ChatGPT Replace Computer Programmers?

March 10, 2023

Despite the fast-evolving capabilities of AI chatbots to write code as well as human language, many computer science educators see significant limits for these tools in accuracy, security and copyright infringement.


‘UnPHILtered’: Purdue named one of world’s most innovative in semiconductor training

March 7, 2023

Will Purdue University help Indiana become the Silicon Valley of the Midwest? On Monday night’s “UnPHILtered,” News 8 anchor Phil Sanchez talked with Mark Lundstrom, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue, to learn why the school has been named one of the most innovative in the world and what it means for the Hoosier State.


Roads that Charge Electric Cars While Driving?!

New Color-Changing Coating Could Both Heat and Cool Buildings

February 27, 2023

Keeping indoor spaces comfortable takes a lot of power. About half the energy Americans use in their homes goes toward heating and cooling, accounting for a sizable chunk of both utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions.


Transistors Repurposed as Microchip ‘clock’ Address Supply Chain Weakness

February 22, 2023

Microchip fab plants in the United States can cram billions of data processing transistors onto a tiny silicon chip, but a critical device, in essence a “clock,” to time the operation of those transistors must be made separately – creating a weak point in chip security and the supply line.


Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Dr Santokh S Badesha of National Academy of Inventors Is Helping To Change Our World

February 16, 2023

It is important to recognize and leverage diversity, not just race but skills in work environment! It helps in an overall team environment. Soft skills that include looking beyond the traditional diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, etc. Diversity of skills in developing future job offerings is critical in the workplace.


Researchers uncover a new method for generating spinning thermal radiation

February 6, 2023

Researchers at Purdue University have made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of thermal radiation, uncovering a new method for generating spinning thermal radiation in a controlled and efficient manner using artificially structured surfaces, known as metasurfaces.


Technology stories that are likely to trend in 2023

January 12, 2023

It is notoriously hard to make predictions in technology. Nevertheless, here goes my thoughts on the technology stories I expect will be prominent in 2023.


Ixana unveils the world's first Wi-R silicon chip to seamlessly communicate with touch

January 3, 2023

Ultra-low-power wireless chip equips wearables and Metaverse devices with all-day, real-time AI


DOD Funding Expands Purdue-Led Microelectronics Workforce Program

December 1, 2022

Purdue University has announced that the Scalable Asymmetric Lifecycle Engagement (SCALE) microelectronics workforce development program will extend five years and expand with additional Department of Defense (DOD) funding of $10.8 million and a ceiling of $99 million.


Ixana raises $3M with breakthrough wearable silicon chip

December 1, 2022

Ixana, the wearable hardware company developing high-speed human-computer interfaces, today announced it has closed $3 million in seed funding and is backed by Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Evonexus, Paradigm Shift and Hack VC.


With new chip, augmented reality startup Ixana claims breakthrough in quest for ‘wearable brain’

November 30, 2022

A previously unknown Seattle startup, founded by semiconductor and technology industry veterans, says it has developed an energy-efficient chip capable of running advanced AI applications on lightweight, wireless augmented reality headsets that will operate all day without recharging.