STMicroelectronics, one of the
world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, is setting up joint
state-of-the-art research and innovation labs at BITS Pilani and
IIT Delhi. The partnership agreements aim to combine the best of
ST's leading-edge electronic skills and capabilities with the
educational and research talents of the two institutes. Both
labs are expected to be operational by Q2 2007.
objective of these partnerships is to facilitate proliferation
of VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design and embedded
systems knowledge among students by undertaking research
projects with the involvement of faculty, students and ST
representatives. The areas of initial research focus include -
but are not limited to - analog and mixed-signal design in the
area of VLSI, image and speech pattern recognition, sensory
organ modeling and digital data protection in algorithm
research, along with generic IP (Intellectual Property) blocks
for embedded solutions.
will equip the newly set-up labs with the necessary hardware,
software tools, reference boards and technology parameters
needed for successful execution of projects in the identified
areas. BITS Pilani will provide the necessary space on the
campus and assign a faculty member to participate in the
partnership activities. Students and researchers will work on
research projects jointly defined by ST and BITS Pilani.