Design technologies

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This area includes the modeling of hardware with dedicated languages, the compilation of hardware models into circuits, the relation between hardware and software design and its concurrent co-design, the system-level optimization from multiple standpoints (e.g., performance, energy consumption, yield). Whereas the theoretical appeal of this area stems from the view of design as an optimizing compilation process unifying hardware and software, the pragmatic and novel thrust in this area comes form the exploration of the use of new circuits technologies (e.g., carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, etc) within system design. These new technologies present unprecedented advantages and challenges.