This spring, students in Jason Lai’s Electronic Circuit Design class (ECE 4206) have an added incentive to perfect their capstone design projects: a $1,000 cash prize offered by Intersil Corporation of Milipitas, Cal.
The course focuses on the analysis and design of analog integrated circuits, with an emphasis on design skills and design verification.
“Electronic circuit design using discrete and integrated circuits is one of the most practical courses for electronic design engineers,” Lai said. “This course fully utilizes the knowledge learned in all the students’ prior courses, including fundamental electric advanced circuit modeling, design, and simulation.”
Intersil specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, with products addressing three of the industry’s fastest growing markets—flat panel displays, optical storage and power management. The firm’s computing division, based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park has hired a number of ECE graduates and the divisional Vice President Greg Miller will be coordinating the judging for Intersil this semester.