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JNTU draws on Mentor Graphics, Trident Techlabs expertise

Posted: 10 Aug 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:VLSI Design  nanotechnology  EDA products 

Mentor Graphics Corp. and Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd, will lend their expertise to Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU), Hyderabad, to help students gain proficiency in VLSI design and emerging nanotechnology challenges. Mentor Graphics will provide EDA products, training and support to JNTU and affiliated colleges for use as a core academic education for professors and engineering students. This will include projects, short-term courses, workshops, training and industrial consultancy in the area of VLSI design.

Under its Higher Education Programme, Mentor Graphics will also provide the university with design tools for classroom instruction and academic research, by donating a complete suite of EDA tools to the Mentor Graphics lab at JNTU. "JNTU is committed to bolster the VLSI education programmes to achieve proficiency in first class technology and design methodologies using Mentor Graphics software. We are partnering with Mentor Graphics and its partner, Trident Techlabs, to create extensive experience in the areas of VLSI coupled with marketing leading technology tools, which best suit the education and industry requirements. As we progress with our objective of providing world-class VLSI education, this partnership will definitely aid engineers/students to adapt to the rapid changing technologies of the world and also accelerate growth of India's electronic industry," said G Tulasi Ram Das, registrar JNTU, Hyderabad.

JNTU, Mentor Graphics & Trident Techlab collaboration

Inauguration: (Left to right) L. Pratap Reddy, Raghu Panicker, D.N. Reddy, Sukesh Naithani, G. Tulasi Ram Das, Nilesh Palhidikar.

"The continually growing electronics market in India depends on having highly talented engineers skilled in the latest and most relevant electronic design methodologies," said Ian Burgess, development manager for Mentor's Higher Education Programme. "This partnership will enable students at both JNTU and its affiliated colleges to gain valuable experience in state of the art design as part of their degree courses, and enable India's electronics companies to recruit new graduates that are productive from day one."

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