The Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Research Group at the University of Minnesota focuses on developing core circuit technologies for enabling smart and energy-efficient integrated systems. Applications we target range from quantum-inspired computing, cryogenic computing, machine learning and neuromorphic computing, hardware security, internet-of-things, medical devices, sensor networks, to radiation hardened chips.
Oct 2023 Our paper on a 48-spin all-to-all connected Ising solver chip has been published in Nature Electronics and is featured on the cover page. This research has also drawn significant interest from IEEE Spectrum and the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. [IEEE SPECTRUM] [ANNOUNCEMENT] [COVER IMAGE] [ARTICLE]
Jan 2023 We are embarking on several new projects aiming at developing commercially-viable quantum-inspired computing chips [NEWS]