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The Cadence Academic Network was very excited to host students from Duke Kunshan University‘s Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the new Cadence Shanghai office on October 25, 2019.
Cadence R&D leader introduced to the students the work being done in the Digital & Signoff Group (DSG) and the Global AI Center. Students also learned about the Intelligent System Design strategy, innovating from chips to board to systems, and the different ways Cadence applies machine learning to circuit synthesis, placement and routing and the traditional model.
Professor Xin Li, Dean of Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke Kunshan University, introduced Cadence to the ECE project and students from the department. Xin Li is a close partner to the Academic Network, and we look forward to more collaborations in the future.
In a later technical lecture, the System & Verification Group (SVG) introduced the important role of the verification process in the entire chip production process and the complexity and challenge of verification. They explored how the Cadence R&D team can improve the verification speed.
Students also heard from the Custom IC & PCB Group (CPG), where Cadence's current multi-physics method for simulation was introduced. The talk covered the related concepts of Sigrity technologies using physical properties to calculate the power integrity, signal integrity and heat dissipation of the circuit.
Cadence HR also took this opportunity to talk with the students about the culture of Cadence. The students were excited about the open opportunities they could explore at Cadence, both new college grad or internship positions! The afternoon tea was an additional opportunity for the students to talk with Cadence folks about what it’s like to work at Cadence. The warm welcome gave the students an idea of why Cadence was recognized as a “Great Place to Work” in multiple regions around the globe, including the Best Workplaces in Asia list.
During their visit, the students got to take a look at the verification lab, which helped students learn more about how to connect real-world scenarios with virtual hardware and test them through hardware simulators. The Duke Kunshan University students got to see firsthand the daily work of programmers at an ever-growing, innovative company like Cadence and were inspired to continue working hard every day to improve their technical skills so they can join Cadence in the future and make their mark on the future of the electronics industry.