|Chairperson:||Mr. Tang Chong Ming|
Since the invention of transistor in 1947 and eventually building of first planar miniaturized transistor in 1960, integrated circuit technology has evolved from small scale integration SSI into today’s VLSI/ULSI scaling. The integrated circuit technology has played a tremendous role in the advancement of ICT particularly in the computer application, control, communication, space exploration, etc. The total world sale of semiconductor today is more than USD250 billion a year.
The centre would provide training, consultation, design provider, and research & development for VLSI integrated circuit design in terms of design methodology, algorithmic flow. The activity also includes packaging design and test/measurement methods and implementation for students, academic staff, researchers, and industrialists.
Being an institution of higher learning with the aims of not only teaching but also much emphasizing on research and development, the push to be forefront and authority in the VLSI research area is a need. Thus, choosing research and development in the area of VLSI design, which has not seen the end of the boundary of research and development, would comply and accelerate for achieving the aims of the university in the near future.