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The Taiwan National IC Design Competition was a great opportunity for Cadence and the Academic Network to build our brand with students, connect with academia and attract top talent. This was the second year that we sponsored the event. In addition to the sponsorship, the Academic Network provided Cadence tools and online training courses to the participating students. Cadence employees also gave a talk during the award ceremony and participated in a panel discussion.
The competition had 36 universities, 634 teams, and 1100+ undergraduate and graduate students competing from February to May 2019. There were 349 students that made it to the finals, which were held May 1-3, 2019 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The competition gave the teams five categories to address:
Each group had their design results evaluated based on performance, area, power and completion. There were a number of awards given out to the top 10% of teams.
Cadence was honored to be a part of this competition and even more so because the Taiwan Minister of Education gave us a Letter of Appreciation.
Cadence and the Academic Network look forward too many more years of supporting the Taiwan National IC Design Contest.