Royal Philips Electronics has established a new co-operative design centre in The Netherlands to develop future standards in analogue integrated circuitry.
The Philips Delft Design Centre, which is located within the Delft University of Technology, will initially be assigned three permanent Philips employees dedicated to design work in support of standard analogue IC developments.
But the expectation is that the centre will house up to 30 full-time researchers within the next three to five years, according to Philips Semiconductors standard analogue VP Ben Adamo.
“Capitalising on the longstanding [17 year] relationship with the Delft University of Technology, Philips will be able to expand its research capabilities and work more closely with students,” Adamo said.
“Investing in the future of analogue is crucial because as the demand for digital grows, so will the need for analogue interface and power management products.”