Fasmicro will form a Cadence Academic Network in Nigeria very soon as it is done in other parts of the world.
This is the vision when we authored the national Microelectronics thematic area on Vision 2020 for Nigerian government. What this means is that the selected school will help us with primary data to push for a national program which we will author and send to the Senate.
EUROPRACTICE is a European Commission initiative, funded by the EU Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). The aim is to improve the competitiveness of European industry by the adoption of advanced electronics technologies.
EUROPRACTICE is a quality brand name for European service-type projects in the Microelectronics, Microsystems and Photonics fields. The EUROPRACTICE brand name covers a wide range of FP6 and FP7 projects.
Meanwhile, we invite schools that want to join the network in Nigeria to send an email via the Vice Chancellor to email@example.com. Every aspect of this program is free and we are not accepting anything in return. As we build more schools, we will help standardize SDK, PDK, techfiles and other process and technology parameters for Nigeria. That way you can design your chip and send to partner institutions for fabrication. Fasmicro has already initiated contacts with MOSIS and CMP France for prototype chip fabrication. We will formalize all aspects in coming weeks. We hope to design on AMI 0.5um and TSMC 0.18um processes as a start,
As soon as the systems are ready, we will run a three month program on the Cadence design process. Our pivot university will most likely be Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria with Babcock University Nigeria as the next one.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc is an electronic design automation (EDA) software and engineering services company, founded in 1988 by the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD, Inc. For years it had been the largest company in the EDA industry. The name is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable.