Asynchronous Circuits

Peter Beerel from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering developed technology for automating design of asynchronous circuits, enabling the development of dramatically higher performing chips that consume much less power than state-of-the-art counterparts. The technology was licensed to Fulcrum Microsystems in July of 2011 and acquired by Intel that same year, where it was integral in the design of the largest asynchronous chip ever built (1.2B transistors).