MANHASSET A three-year joint curriculum development project co-developed by Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) will become a self-sustaining two-year graduate program.
The project was to provide engineering students with the skills and knowledge to work for international technology companies in Russia.
So far, 42 students have graduated and begun working for such companies as Angstrom, Cadence, Freescale Semiconductor, UNICOR and Unique ICs. The graduate program will continue to help train some of Russia's best and brightest minds, supporting the emerging marketplace in Russia.
Under the project, Cadence provided design expertise and training, computer equipment and software, and funding for instructors and student scholarships. The program offers a master's degree in analog/mixed signal engineering and includes 24 courses, accompanying laboratory projects, and practical training.
Yuri Chaplygin, MIET rector and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said, "Based on this experience we are planning to cooperate with other universities in Russia to help them deploy this program.”
Curriculum of technical courses at MIET are available for educational use at no charge at the Cadence repository.
Cadence also recently announced that its technologies and VCAD services were selected by MIET within IRIS project (Inspire the Russian Innovation System), to help rebuild the Russian electronics industry and facilitate local companies' access to the global industry.