Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

University of the Philippines - Diliman

Strengthening the local electronics industry through the PIIC

Faculty and researchers from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman (EEEI-UPD) are currently at the helm of the establishment of the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC) – a project supported by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD). The PIIC aims to design a training program that targets the human resource requirements of the local Intergrated Circuit (IC) design companies.

The training program will feature the fundamentals of IC design – from circuit analysis, simulation, to full custom layout and verification – and will be divided into modules that utilize industry-grade Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. “All modules are accompanied by laboratory intensive design exercises that are designed to cater to industry training requirements,” the project team shares. Target trainees are senior electronics or computer engineering students, graduates, faculty members and representatives from IC companies. The PIIC manifests the substantial efforts of the University and the government in supporting the competitiveness of the local electronics industry through capacity building and training.

The PIIC is funded by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD). For more information, please contact Dr. John Richard E. Hizon, Project Leader of the PIIC.