Khalifa University joins Cadence Academic Network

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Published March 31st, 2013 - 09:06 GMT
Candence and Khalifa University researchers
Candence and Khalifa University researchers

Khalifa University announced today that it has joined the Cadence Academic Network. To kick off the collaboration, Khalifa University invited senior officials from Cadence to visit the campus’s Semiconductor Research Center. 

Cadence Design Systems is a leader in global electronic design innovation, and offers a network for selected universities, research institutes, and industry advisors to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems. 

By joining the network, Khalifa University commits to send professors and research staff to regular annual conferences organized by the Cadence Academic Network, such as the Academic Track at CDNLive EMEA, the company’s yearly user conference which will take place in Munich from May 6th-8th, 2013. Additionally, Khalifa University will provide lecture material to the other universities of the network and share its experiences using Cadence technology. 

“We are very pleased to be working with Cadence,” said Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar, Director of Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center. “This partnership promises to provide our students and faculty with an abundance of research opportunities and access to leading edge technologies and methodologies. Khalifa University is dedicated to providing our students and faculty with access to organizations who are leaders in the science and technology fields, and who will help us educate and train the next generation of industry leaders and research leaders.”

Dr. Patrick Haspel, Senior Program Manager – Strategic University Partnerships at Cadence said, “The Cadence Academic Network is glad to welcome the Khalifa University as one of the first partners in the United Arab Emirates. This is an exciting time and we are enthusiastic to build up microelectronic and system level competence at Khalifa University to further leverage this knowhow with other universities of the Cadence Academic Network in the region.”

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Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

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