A student team from National Taiwan University has designed a powerful 16-core mobile processor that is capable of running complicated graphic softwares on pads and mobile devices. The design was awarded the First Prize at the 14th Golden Silicon Awards on July 11 in Taiwan.
NTU student team wins award for groundbreaking 16-core graphics mobile processor.
The NTU team, which was formed by students You-Rong Chen (陳宥融), Jia-Ming Chang (張家銘), and Zhen-You Yan (顏禎佑), built the world’s first 16-core mobile graphics processor for handheld devices. Theirs is a breakthrough that not only revolutionizes the current CPU chip technology, but also greatly enhances the quality and efficacy of 3D imaging on mobile devices.
The Golden Silicon Awards is hosted by Macronix International as an annual contest on semiconductor innovation. Contestants can choose to compete in either the Design or the Application categories. Since it was established 14 years ago, the awards has attracted over 2,000 student and faculty teams’ participation.
Following last year’s participation of the event’s first all-female team, this year’s competition featured a number of international contestants, further demonstrating the Golden Silicon Awards’ efforts to break conventional barriers for technological innovation.