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Senior Professor Jerry Cox Receives $500,000 Grant Towards Company

Today, circuit verification occupies 60% to 80% of the engineering hours expended on the design of new, complex ICs. NSF has recently awarded a $500,000, 24-month, small-business technology-transfer grant to a local business, Blendics LLC, to address this growing problem.

The grant will be a joint effort of Blendics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Washington University in St. Louis. It will demonstrate a globally asynchronous, locally synchronous (GALS) computer-aided design system for large-scale, deep-submicron, System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits.

Founded by Jerry Cox, Senior Professor of Computer Science, Blendics LLC provides System-on-Chip (SoC) design services to companies that wish to develop complex, proprietary, low-power integrated circuits.

(reprinted from Washington University Computer Science & Engineering 9/1/2009)

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