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Electronics expertise comes to Australia

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The Australian Microelectronics Network (AMN), together with the IEEE and Peregrine Semiconductor has organised two key events for the benefit of the Australian electronics engineering community.

In the first, a series of one-day seminars, Professor Asad Abidi from the University of California passes on his expertise in RF-CMOS circuit design. Professor Abidi has an abiding interest in wireless transceiver research, disk drive signal processing and data conversion. He will be exploring the issues surrounding the use and design of low noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators and integrated passive elements. The seminars begin mid-July and will visit Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

In addition to the seminars, a two-day workshop will be held about Ultra Thin Silicon (UTSi) on sapphire CMOS technology on 17-18 July at Macquarie University, Sydney. The UTSi on sapphire process, patented by Peregrine Semiconductor, offers benefits in integration, speed, power consumption, linearity and cost for the photonics and electronics industries. Three engineers from Peregrine USA will be in Australia to teach engineers all about the UTSi technology, its characteristics and how to use the Peregrine Cadence design kit.

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