Jul 26, 2007, 03.37 PM | Source: Moneycontrol.com
Sun Microsystems Collaborates with India's RV-VLSI Design Center on Advanced VLSI Programs. Establishes a centre of excellence
According to a recent report by the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA), the Indian semiconductor design industry (i.e. VLSI, hardware/board, embedded software) had a turnover of US $3.2 billion in 2005 with an engineering workforce of around 75,000. It is estimated to reach US $43 billion by 2015 and provide jobs to 780,000 professionals with a CAGR of around 30 percent for this period
“Industry academia alliances are key to address the growing demand for industry ready VLSI professionals” said Mr. M. K. Panduranga Setty, President, Rashtreeya Shikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) and added “we are confident this strategic collaboration between SUN Microsystems and RV-VLSI will benefit both students and semiconductor industry”.
'This strategic relationship with Sun will enable the training of a new class of professionals', said Mr. A V S Murthy, Hon. Secretary, RSST, and added “Access to high end hardware solutions enables our students and researchers to experience first hand, the challenges faced in the semiconductor industry.”
“Access to Sun technology enables our students to design chips with varied complexities as part of the learning experience”, said Mr. Venkatesh Prasad, CEO, RV-VLSI Design Center and added “gaining design experience in an industry like atmosphere will significantly boost the confidence and employability factor of our students.”
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