A group of researchers from the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) has developed a power-saving microchip which is capable of harvesting, storing, and using light energy for its operations, as well as prolonging battery life for smarter power management. This was disclosed by DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña.
The researchers were working under the “μC-Integrated Circuit (IC)” program supported by the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
Accordingly, the customized microchip increases power consumption when transmitting data but only consumes low power when idle. Further, Secretary De la Peña said the μC-IC Program has already completed the fabrication of 100 chips, of which 25 have undergone and passed chip testing and characterization.
Meet the MSU-IIT team.
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