Khalifa University's main campus in Abu Dhabi
Khalifa University announced at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Austin USA, that it has signed an agreement with Circuits Multi Projects (CMP), a French based Service Unit
that supplies integrated circuits and micro-electromechanical systems for use in various electronics.
According to the agreement Khalifa University will be the focal point to collect projects from universities, research laboratories and companies based in the UAE and send them to CMP for manufacturing.
These projects will include prototypes for new integrated circuits and micro-electromechanical systems. Khalifa University will also be able to submit designs by its students and faculty for manufacturing.
The agreement follows the launch of the new ATIC-SRC Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Electronic Systems (ACE4S), which is funded by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and jointly hosted by Khalifa University and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
The center will focus on energy efficient devices with research in energy harvesting, power management, sensor technologies and wireless communications networks.
"We are pleased to be working with CMP to develop new technology," said Dr Mohammed Al-Mualla, Khalifa University's Senior Vice President for Research & Development. "This agreement will help drive innovation in next-generation electronic systems ranging in applications from smart phones to medical devices. We look forward to working with CMP towards creating a world class technology hub in semiconductor research here in the UAE. This agreement demonstrates Khalifa University's dedication to promoting research and innovation in areas of strategic importance for Abu Dhabi 2030 plan."
Jean-Christophe Crebier, Director of CMP, and Bernard Courtois Advisor at CMP, said, "CMP is proud to have reached an agreement with Khalifa University to serve UAE based institutions. Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates are a fast growing area for electronics in general. It is hoped that the number of projects in this area will be boosted by this agreement, especially on very promising processes for nanoscale digital, analogue and radio frequency systems on chip."