Beaverton, OR - April 30, 2001 - Fluence Technology today announced its University Partnership Program, designed to provide engineering students worldwide access to Fluence's test automation tools.
Through university partnerships, Fluence exposes students to training with some of the latest electronic design automation software.
The company said that the goal of its University Partnership Program is to strengthen engineering students' education experience by providing the opportunity to gain a better understanding of test issues in electronic systems design. Fluence is working with university partners to bolster engineering curricula and prepare students with a working methodology for addressing complex test challenges found in deep submicron mixed-signal designs.
"PSU offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn and utilize Fluence's test automation software in our state-of-the-art Integrated Circuits Design and Test Laboratory," said Robert Daasch, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Portland State University, a Fluence University Partnership Program participant. "Fluence's University Partnership Program gives our students real-world problem-solving experience and the tools they need for advanced degree research that will prepare them for the demands of the engineering workplace."
"While the cost to manufacture a transistor has fallen dramatically, from about a tenth of a cent in 1983 to less than a thousandth of a cent today, the cost of testing each transistor has remained constant," said Mike Kondrat, Fluence's vice president of sales and marketing. "Fluence is investing in technology and educational programs to ensure that this situation changes. Our University Partnership Program will produce engineers who are better prepared to address one of the critical issues our industry faces -- the need to continue to drive down the cost of test as the complexity of chips increases."
The Fluence University Partnership Program is available to accredited universities worldwide. The program offers participating universities the use of Fluence's six major software product lines: TDS, TDS-SimValidator, TDS-STIL, TDX, DesignMaxx and BIST Design Architects for a nominal fee. Once the partnership is initiated, Fluence assists with the software setup and maintenance.
Universities interested in becoming members of the Fluence University Partnership Program can visit www.fluence.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information contact: Fluence Technology