SAN FRANCISCO Top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. is sponsoring an electronic design laboratory at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Budapest, Hungary, the company said Wednesday (Sept. 20).
Mentor (Wilsonville, Ore.) said it has donated more than $20 million worth of EDA software and support to the laboratory.
With more than 4,000 freshman starting engineering studies at BME each year, the school is one of the leading Hungarian universities preparing specialists in electronic system design, according to Mentor.
"The support of Mentor Graphics is opening new avenues in the education of integrated circuit design for us," said Professor Marta Rencz, head of the BME's electron devices department. "Teaching students how to work most effectively with industry-leading electronic design tools ensures a workforce well-prepared to advance Hungary's growing electronic industry."
In addition to the donation of software, Mentor is providing dedicated support, material and funds to help BME develop a teaching and research program. Mentor said it is underwriting the cost of professors to develop and deliver these courses, and has also funded the upgrade of two laboratories to the latest facilities for the courses and research.
"Universities and educational establishments in Hungary and Eastern Europe are producing highly talented engineers," said Hanns Windele, Mentor's vice president for Europe.