Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) has announced a new partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to promote research and development in the field of on-chip electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
Last year, Samsung India said it would hire around 1,000 engineers for its R&D institutes, including its Samsung Semiconductor India Research in Bengaluru.
The research agreement was exchanged by Balajee Sowrirajan, CVP & MD at Samsung Semiconductor India Research, Bengaluru, and Professor Govindan Rangarajan, Director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in the presence of delegates from Samsung and IISc.
Through this partnership, state-of-the-art ESD device solutions for protecting ultra-fast serial interfaces in advanced integrated circuit (IC) and system-on-chip (SoC) products will be built.
Related research will be conducted by Professor Mayank Shrivastava’s group at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), IISc. Solutions from this research will be deployed in Samsung’s advanced process nodes.
Balajee Sowrirajan, CVP & MD, SSIR, said:
We are pleased to partner with IISc to drive innovation in semiconductors and plan to expand the ESD knowledge as well as expertise available in IISc. Our aim is also to increase capacity building through training programs at the postdoctoral level, to provide opportunities for students to do internships in industry and to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives by young researchers.
Commenting on the partnership, Professor Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc, said:
We are delighted to collaborate with Samsung Semiconductor India Research in the crucial area of advanced nanoelectronic device research. This partnership reinforces our commitment to strengthen industry-academia engagements that can have a significant impact in the years to come.
Professor Mayank Shrivastava, who leads the MSDLab and will lead this collaborative effort, said:
We work closely with semiconductor industries around the world on advanced nanoelectronic technologies, including solutions to ESD reliability threats for advanced SoCs. We have conducted fundamental and applied research on ESD protection devices, with a focus on creating practical solutions for the semiconductor industry across a range of technology nodes.
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