Leading global semiconductors specialist, ST Microelectronics
has partnered with Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) of China to set up a new laboratory to encourage innovation in electronics.
The laboratory is located at the Electric and Electronic Experimental Teaching Centre of HIT, one of China’s most renowned national key universities and aims to support efforts in the study, research and development of innovative and emerging applications of electronics such as in medical, power management and multimedia convergence.
While ST Microelectronics will provide its various products, IC samples and technical documentation as well as regular training to facilitate students in the design and development of innovative electronics projects, HIT will provide general purpose facilities and management of the joint laboratory, which will initially focus on smart sensor applications. ST Microelectronics will also donate its advanced iNEMO development tools supported with an iNEMO software platform.
Patrick Boulaud, ST Microelectronics Regional Vice President, Analogue, MEMS and Sensors, Greater China and South Asia Region explains that the joint lab is expected to contribute to the nurturing of the next generation of high quality engineers and should create new reference designs for the MEMS industry.
According to Professor XU Dianguo, Assistant Principal of HIT, with ST being on the cutting-edge of the MEMS technology revolution, the tie-up will give faculty and students access to some of the most advanced design tools. ST’s support for the development of innovation in electronics applications in higher education demonstrates their leadership and will enhance HIT’s research capabilities.
Solomon NG, ST Microelectronics Regional Director, Strategic Business Development & Design Centre, Greater China and South Asia Region adds that the joint lab will focus on innovative and emerging applications in diverse fields including bio-medicine, energy and environment, starting with MEMS-based smart-sensor application development.