Seems like American universities are playing catch-up here, with realignment of many EE programs (see this article on EE titles of the future to learn more about how unis are changing their game: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1321315).
Schools are often combinging electrical engineering and computer science, and putting hardware in students' hands much earlier.
There's a shortage of chip designers worldwide, but only Canada has an institution aime at giving every new Ph.D. graduate the kind of experience it takes graduates from most other universitites a couple of years to acquire on-the-job.
great, so now eetimes is censoring and deleting user comments.
Everything still stands. This is a cool full page ad for CMC. Yes it's doing a great thing for students. On another note, there are really no semiconductor companies in Canada. The ones that existed are either dead or only hire software people.
Nortel - dead
PMC-Sierra - almost dead
JDS Uniphase: Dead.
ATI (acquired by AMD): almost dead.
Broadcom - only software
Qualcomm Athereos is the only one really.
The comment probably got deleted because I named specific companies, which likely are sponsors to this site.
@zbo: Canada is a great lovely country with most amazing and lovable people. Why not appreciate Canada? And especially when or if you have imbibed so much from Canada, you must owe them her kind words in return.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs covered the bases from fabrication with in house fabrication facility, state of the design tools, and MOSIS fabrication all available through the course curriculum and graduate studies. This started in the 80s and is still going strong. Special thanks to Carlos Paz de Araujo who helped keep the facility funded as well as Mike Celitti and of course Dr. T.S. Kalkur. In addition, the local technology base still actively supports the Univerity and development of high quality graduates.