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The National Taiwan University hosted an EDA summer camp for the third consecutive year! Since “EDA" is an unfamiliar concept for many students, the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering National Taiwan University (NTU GIEE) and IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) co-organized the "EDA Summer Camp” in order to help students learn more about the field of Electronic Design Automation. The EDA Summer Camp gives students the opportunity to learn more about the EDA industry through training classes, panel discussions, a contest, and field visits to EDA companies.
Cadence was one of the EDA companies that the students visited. There were over 75 undergraduate and graduate students and two of their professors that visited the Hsinchu Office. The day started with opening remarks from a Sales Group Director, followed by an introduction to Cadence and EDA given by a Software Engineering Director.
That was followed by an introduction of the Academic Network’s University Program, which grants academia easy access to Cadence technology. And Cadence HR talked to them about Cadence as a Great Place to Work.
Following all the talks and Q&As, the students had a tea break. The Cadence office had invited all their interns and NTU alumni to attend the visit, so the tea break was a great opportunity for the visiting students to network with Cadence employees and ask questions about career paths, the EDA industry, and more!
By participating in events like this, the Academic Network hopes to spark interest in the EDA industry for the next generation of engineers.
Panel Session and Student Competition
The Cadence Academic Network also participated in a student competition as a judge and an EDA panel discussion. The competition had a total of 14 teams working on a formal verification problem over the course of 3 days. The teams were then rated by the panel of judges. The judges were from Cadence and other EDA companies, as well as professors from National Taiwan University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The judges picked three teams to be the top winners because of their outstanding benchmark results.
There was also a panel discussion where the students had the chance to ask industry experts about the acquisition of EDA companies; keeping passion for EDA; breakthroughs in research; and related EDA topics. A Software Engineering Director from Cadence participated in the panel discussion and also had the honor of presenting the award to the winning team.
Cadence is excited to participate in student activities like these. We get the opportunity to engage the next generation of engineers and promote Cadence as an employer of choice.