The UC San Diego chip prototype that uses dark silicon to improve smartphone performance is highlighted in a San Diego Union Tribune story by Ashly McGlone.
Read the full UT story here. Read the related GreenDroid Jacobs School story here.
Check out the GreenDroid page run by the researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UC San Diego. The professors leading the research are Steven Swanson and Michael Taylor. This work was presented recently at the HotChips symposium in Palo Alto. Check out the Green Droid HotChips slides here (PDF).