MANHASSET Cadence Design Systems has made another investment in IC design engineering education, this time in the Czech Republic.
In addition to investments in Moscow and Beijing over the last two years, the company announced Thursday (Sept.16) the completion of renovation of an electronic design automation lab at the Czech Technical University in Prague.
The Czech Republic's Ministry of Education provided support for renovating the laboratory, which aims to develop engineering talent in advanced electronic design. Cadence provided financial support for construction, and contributed a broad array of tool software. The laboratory will help hundreds of students learn how to design complex chips with advanced design tools, according to Cadence.
"This facility marks an important step in the evolution of the electronic engineering courses offered by our university. Cadence is supporting the development of next-generation engineering skills not just for the Czech Republic, but for the electronics industry
worldwide," said Andrea Vondrakova, a spokesperson at the Czech Technical University.
The Czech Technical University is the largest research institution in the Czech Republic. More than 3,500 engineering students graduate each year.
The program was funded through Cadence's University Partner Program. "This new laboratory in Prague will give students broad and deep-level support to develop advanced engineering skills," said Ray Bingham, executive chairman of Cadence.
Universities worldwide access Cadence technology and support for educational purposes through the Cadence University Partner Program, including extensive curriculum reuse options for assisting professors in developing new electronic engineering graduates. Cadence also provides scholarships and internships for students who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in advanced electronic design.