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SAN DIEGO -- A team from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering is one of three winners in the premier international student chip-design competition organized by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). The UCSD team took second place for its development of novel techniques to dramatically improve talk times in third-generation (3G) cell phones by reducing average power consumption by about 50 percent.
Nearly 60 university teams from around the world competed in the SRC Silicon Germanium (SiGe) Design Challenge, which began in May 2002. Jacobs School electrical and computer engineering (ECE) graduate student Vincent Leung was advised on the …