SuVolta Wins Prestigious IEEE Spectrum 2012 Emerging Technology ACE Award

Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:14am EDT

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SuVolta, Inc., the developer of PowerShrink(TM) low-power CMOS technology
that cuts power consumption in ICs by 50 to 90 percent, today announced
that it was named the winner of the prestigious IEEE Spectrum 2012
Emerging Technology ACE Award. During the UBM Electronics Annual
Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards event held yesterday, SuVolta's
Deeply Depleted Channel(TM) (DDC) device technology was recognized by
IEEE Spectrum as the emerging technology having the greatest potential to
achieve financial success in broad commercial application. In addition,
SuVolta was a finalist for the 2012 Startup of the Year ACE Award and the
2012 Design Team of the Year ACE Award.

    Reducing power consumption is generally regarded as the biggest challenge
in chip design today, a problem which limits the functionality and
battery lifetime in portable products including smartphones, tablets and
notebooks. SuVolta won the IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology ACE Award
because of the significant impact its DDC device technology has on
enabling dramatic reductions in IC power consumption while maintaining
circuit performance.

    "The electronics industry is clamoring for ways to offer higher
performance chips that use less power. SuVolta's DDC technology is a
game-changer because IC designers can include far more advanced functions
while still fitting within tight power envelopes," said Dr. Bruce
McWilliams, president and CEO of SuVolta. "We are deeply honored to
receive the distinctive IEEE Spectrum award which further validates the
significance of our low-power technology and the advantages it brings
future generations of chip designs." 

    SuVolta's technologists redesigned the planar, bulk CMOS (complementary
metal-oxide-semiconductor) transistor and related circuits, radically
lowering the power consumption without the need for new fabrication
equipment or design infrastructure. 

    SuVolta's DDC transistor technology and device structure enables scaling
(reduction) of two of the most critical transistor parameters -- scaling
of supply voltage, and scaling of transistor size to the sub-20nm node
and smaller. The DDC technology is a component of SuVolta's PowerShrink
platform which applies across a wide range of integrated circuit (IC)
products, including processors, SRAMs, and SOCs that are critical to
today's mobile products.

    This year, EE Times' ACE Awards and EDN's Innovation Awards have joined
forces to honor the people and companies -- the creators -- behind the
technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics and
shaping the way we work, live, and play. The IEEE Spectrum Emerging
Technology ACE Award is presented to the featured "Winners of Technology"
company voted by an IEEE member reader panel as having the most promising
potential to provide the greatest financial return from broad commercial

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    About SuVolta, Inc.
 SuVolta, Inc. develops and licenses scalable
semiconductor technologies that enable a significant reduction in IC
power consumption while maintaining performance. Based in Silicon Valley,
the team includes world-class engineers and scientists with a long
history of technology development and innovation to advance the
semiconductor industry. The company is backed by leading venture capital
firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), August Capital, NEA,
Bright Capital, Northgate Capital and DAG Ventures. For more information


Media Contacts:
Margo Westfall
SuVolta, Inc.
+1 (408) 429-6058

Amanda Crnkovich
The Hoffman Agency 
+1 (408) 975-3015 

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