Today, Fasmicro, Africa’s first and only integrated design house, at transistor level wishes to inform universities in Nigeria about the formation of Cadence Academic Network in the nation.
As soon as that is ratified, it will be scaled all over the nation. We have already developed a proposal which is presently in the Nigerian Senate on scaling this around the universities.
The academic network was launched by Cadence in 2007. The aim was to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems.
With the beginning of 2011, the Cadence Academic Network will provide its technical information via the LinkedIn network. It offers advanced possibilities to receive tailored information and a platform for discussions. The “Cadence Academic Network” group acts as the main portal, whereas the subgroups such as “Advanced Verification Methodology” provide a platform for special interests in a particular technical field. The groups are moderated by the lead institutions of the academic network, ensuring a constant flow of information and discussions.
This program is completely free, but schools will have to sign some documents over IPs and other pertinent things. The goal is to enable schools to design and develop microchips at transistor levels and then fab them. This will offer students a 360 degree design experience of the microchip development process.
Students, teachers, professors, we invite you to ask your Vice Chancellors to contact Fasmicro on how you can be part of this program. We require the VC because we want the highest level of commitment from any institution.
Cadence Training: Do not bother if you have no clue on how to use Cadence CAD. The process is settled and will be communicated to schools that show interest.