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Wei Lu named James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering

Lu is internationally renowned for his pioneering efforts in the development and commercialization of novel electrical devices, specifically memristors for memory and logic applications.
January 11, 2024

First PC AI accelerator cards from MemryX, Kinara debut at CES

PCWorld: MemryX, a startup so-Founded by Prof. Wei Lu, debuted their MX3 Edge AI Accelerator chips, which are the first to support AI enabled PC (AI PC), at CES this year.

Focused ambitions

While hunger for an artificial intelligence that can think like a human remains unsated, AI continues to appear in our lives in smaller ways.
University of Michigan: May 9, 2023

U-M leads research translating semiconductor innovation for broad societal impact

ECE Professors talk about the University of Michigan’s commitment to translating semiconductor research and innovation for broader societal impact.

Sangmin Yoo awarded Predoctoral Fellowship to support research impacting next generation computing

Yoo is making memory devices more flexible and tunable, making them irresistible for modern AI applications.

Five EECS faculty receive Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award

These faculty each contributed toward a successful center that developed specialized hardware “building blocks” for a range of applications.
December 9, 2022

MemryX Inc. opens R&D center in Bangalore, India – advancing simple and scalable processing solutions for Edge AI

The opening of the Bangalore site is complementary to existing MemryX engineering capabilities in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Ann Arbor. MemryX, co-founded by Prof. Wei Lu, offers a differentiated high efficiency, low power, and scalable Edge AI solutions.

ECE at the center of Celebrate Invention: 2022

Wei Lu talked about his innovations as the 2022 Distinguished University Innovator, followed by a panel discussion about the University’s role in fueling new high tech companies in the area.

Wei Lu named Distinguished University Innovator of the Year

Prof. Wei Lu is honored with the Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award for his pioneering efforts in the development and commercialization of novel electrical devices.

Twelve papers from ADA Research Center featured in TECHCON 2022

The convention recognizes research in microelectronics by figures at over 100 top engineering universities.
Business Wire: August 16, 2022

MemryX Begins Customer Sampling of AI Accelerator Chip

MemryX Inc., a pioneering start-up co-founded by Prof. Wei Lu that designs breakthrough silicon for artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, announced today it has begun customer sampling of its revolutionary MX3 AI Accelerator.
Forbes: August 15, 2022

MemryX Is A New AI Company We Actually Need

Co-founded by Prof. Wei Lu in 2019, MemryX is developing a fundamental core architecture for Edge AI with high flexibility and reconfigurability. In a crowded space, it seems MemryX has what it takes to succeed.

Yongmo Park awarded IBM PhD fellowship to support his research on in-memory computing systems

Park works with Prof. Wei Lu on advancing resistive random-access memory (RRAM, or memristor) devices to accelerate AI computing.

New textbook provides hands-on guide for learning about chaotic dynamics and electronic circuits

The book was co-authored by ECE Master’s student Wesley Joo-Chen Thio and Professor Emeritus Julien Sprott of U Wisconsin.
EE Times: March 24, 2022

In-Memory Computing, AI Draws Research Interest

EE Times Asia features Prof. Wei Lu’s research on ReRAM, which could be the key to unlocking the ability to imitate the human brain.
Reuters: December 8, 2021

Qualcomm’s AI chip chief departs to take helm at startup MemryX

MemryX Inc., a pioneering startup building breakthrough silicon for artificial intelligence processing co-founded by Professors Wei Lu and Zhengya Zhang, has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Keith Kressin as its new president and CEO.

Michigan startup MemryX, Inc. promises faster, cheaper AI processing

The ECE startup builds neuromorphic computer chips uniquely suitable for AI applications

First programmable memristor computer aims to bring AI processing down from the cloud

Circuit elements that store information in their electrical resistances enable a brain-like form of computing, storing and processing information in the same place.

Toward brain-like computing: New memristor better mimics synapses

Competition and cooperation, which regulate the strengthening and weakening of connections in the brain, can now be modeled directly.

Memory-processing unit (MPU) could bring memristors to the masses

AI, weather forecasting and data science would all benefit from computers that store and process data in the same place. Memristors could be up to the task.

New quick-learning neural network powered by memristors

U-M researchers created a reservoir computing system that reduces training time and improves capacity of similar neural networks.

Wei Lu elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to neuromorphic systems

Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications.

Next-gen computing inspired by biology

New memristor chips can see patterns over pixels.

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

It Takes the Best to Serve the Best.

Wei Lu receives CoE David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award

Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and opto-electronics.

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility gets a new director

Prof. Wei Lu has been named the new director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF), effective September 1, 2016.

Making Memory Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger

Prof. Wei Lu and former student Dr. Sung Hyun Jo co-founded Crossbar, Inc. to tackle the physical limitations of conventional memory technology.

3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!

Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.

Four ECE faculty selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Profs Guo, Lafortune, Liu, and Lu!

Metal particles in solids aren’t as fixed as they seem, new memristor study shows

The findings show, for the first time, exactly how some memristors remember.

Image processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract

Lu plans to design and fabricate a computer chip based on so-called self-organizing, adaptive neural networks.

Faster, more powerful mobile devices: U-M startup Crossbar could disrupt the memory market

RRAM is a new form of nonvolatile memory that has the potential to replace the flash memory commonly used in tablets, digital cameras and solid-state drives.

2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

These annual awards recognize faculty’s outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.

Artificial synapses could lead to advanced computer memory and machines that mimic biological brains

“This hybrid circuit is a critical advance in developing intelligent machines.”

Next-generation computer memory firm receives U-Ms first startup investment

Crossbar is developing a new nonvolatile memory technology that will offer unprecedented density and power improvements in tomorrow’s electronics.

Wei Lu receives CAREER Award

Lu was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, which intends to develop unconventional, high-performance memory and logic systems.

Sung-Hyun Jo receives Silver Prize in SAMSUNG Human-Tech Thesis Prize

The Samsung HTP, established in 1994, is one of the most prestige thesis awards in Korea.