MANHASSET, N.Y. European research institute IMEC has formed a Center for Advanced Learning in Information Technologies (Calit) to provide a platform for high-level events and training programs focusing on interdisciplinary themes like information security.
Three two-day symposia are planned. A May 19 symposium will address information security. A heterogeneous integration symposium starting May 30 will discuss memory technologies for future system design. A third meeting scheduled for Sept. 1 will address the convergence of nanometer-scale sciences and the methods needed to bridge the gap between man-made and biological systems through nanotechnology.
The Calit initiative was launched by IMEC's Microelectronics Training Center (MTC), which developed a pilot program of events in 2004 to examine the convergence of nano- and biosciences.
IMEC established MTC in 1999 to focus on industry training. Courses cover microelectronics, integrated system design, processing and packaging. The courses are available to all companies and universities.