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Forbes 30 Under 30 Honors Four with Ties to UC San Diego

Monday, December 18, 2017

UC San Diego graduate student, professor, and alumni among young talent named by Forbes

UC San Diego is a hotbed for talented young innovators and thinkers. Just ask Forbes.

The global media company and business magazine recently named four UC San Diego affiliates to its 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, an annual “encyclopedia of creative disruption” featuring 30 young leaders in each of 20 featured industries ranging from music and media to education and finance.

Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Thursday, December 7, 2017

by Liezel Labios

San Diego, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 -- Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go.

Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their glucose monitoring kits around with them every time they leave the house.

Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Debut on UC San Diego Roads in January

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The University of California San Diego will turn its campus into a test bed for self-driving vehicles starting in January 2018.

The project will be implemented in stages. The first will be to put self-driving mail delivery carts on the road. The carts will run on algorithms developed by UC San Diego researchers who are part of the Contextual Robotics Institute. Backup drivers will initially ride in the carts as a safety measure.

Soon, internet browsing will be fast even on feature phones

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

UC San Diego part of international team to develop wireless implantable microdevices for the brain

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Engineering faculty to receive nearly $4 million for subcontract on DARPA project 

Keysight Technologies, University of California San Diego Demonstrate the World's Fastest 28 GHz 5G Band, Bidirectional Phased-Array

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Record-setting 8 Gbps data rate achieved using bidirectional 64-element link with phased-array beam-pointing capabilities—supports applications in 5G, aerospace and defense


  • The demonstration made use of University of California (UC) San Diego transmit/receive phased-array chips with a noise figure less than 4.6 dB
  • Uses TowerJazz high-performance SiGe BiCMOS SBC18H3 process
  • Benefits from Keysight software and hardware for signal generation and analysis

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 1, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric, Nokia Bell Labs, UCSD develop first ultra-fast GaN envelope-tracking power amplifier for next-gen wireless base stations

Friday, May 19, 2017

High-speed operation of envelope-tracking power amplifier will help reduce energy consumption of next-generation wireless base stations

TowerJazz and UC San Diego Demonstrate Best in Class 5G Mobile Transmit-Receive Chips with Greater than 12 Gbps Data Rates

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEWPORT BEACH and SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 – TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and the University of California San Diego, a recognized leader for microwave, millimeter-wave, mixed-signal RFICs, and phased arrays, demonstrate for the first time a greater than 12 Gbps, 5G phased-array chip set.  This chip set demonstrates that products can be fabricated today to meet the emerging 5G telecommunications standards for the next wave of worldwide mobile communications. The chipset operates at 28 to 31 GHz, a new communications band planned for release by the FCC.