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Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing today announced the adoption of its comprehensive VLSI design curriculum in five regional centers of excellence across India: Visvesvaraya Technologics University (VTU) in the State of Karnataka; Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad in the State of Andhra Pradesh; North East Technical Education Society (NETES) serving the State of Assam and eight other North East states; Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology (BIT) in the State of Orissa; and Chitkara University in the States of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, where a Masters program in microelectronics was announced earlier.
Offered in collaboration with Seer Akademi, the program features a state-of-the-art computing environment, use of Synopsys software tools and IC design flow, and access to experienced faculty. The curriculum will be used in classroom instruction, training and research to help advance the circuit design and fabrication knowledge of India’s engineering graduates. Courses will be conducted via interactive online webinars, social networking media and live sessions with academic and industry experts. New programs in embedded systems, alternate energy, electronics entrepreneurship and smart grid technology will also be created. Courses are planned to be available starting fall 2010.
Developed by the Synopsys Armenia Education Department (SAED), the curriculum is part of the Synopsys Worldwide University Program. This proven educational model of university-industry cooperation was successfully implemented in Armenia, Russia and China before being adopted by universities in India. The program is aimed at training specialists to meet the complex design requirements of semiconductor industry companies, a key component in the competiveness of India’s high tech economy. The goal is to provide a qualified workforce that has the knowledge and skills necessary to be quickly productive in the industry. Working with Seer Akademi, SAED will also provide the regional centers of excellence with the industry experts and academic faculty to supervise Master theses and PhD dissertations.
About Seer Akademi
Seer Akademi is a pioneer in electronics education helping Indian colleges and universities achieve world-class programs in VLSI and embedded systems. Its methodology focuses on a unique combination of local and online faculty with skill-matrix-based learning. Seer is an educational content provider for Synopsys University Programs. Visit Seer Akademi online at http://www.seerakademi.com
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.
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