February 9, 2015

UCLA and USC scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny electronic devices

(Feb.9, '15) Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design microprocessors that minimize that problem: They have developed a thermal imaging technique that can “see” how the temperature changes from point to point inside the smallest electronic circuits.