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Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 1 | 2008
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Chip Off the Old Block

Rice University computer engineers have created a way to design integrated circuits that contain many individual selves. The chips can assume different identities, depending on the user’s needs.

The new method enables programmers to strategically reconfigure application-specific integrated circuits while preserving advantages such as speed and low power.

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The chips could be used for enhanced device security, content provisioning, application metering, device optimization and many other design tasks.