At the Cadence® Academic Network, we strive towards building a strong relationship between academia and industry. We facilitate this exchange of knowledge by co-organizing training, workshops, and technology days; providing professional services; and helping with educational material, in addition to providing access to the latest Cadence technologies. Here are some of the many ways in which we facilitate the exchange of ideas.
Lead Institutions are “lighthouse” universities, where academic staff have proven their expertise in education and research in a certain Cadence technology and act as key influences to the Academic Partnerships Office at Cadence. These staff members promote their experience by connecting with other universities and by helping them to establish a professional level of technology use. Each Lead Institution maintains a certain Cadence Academic Network LinkedIn subgroup for information exchange with those subgroup members. They collaborate closely with Cadence on activities such as summer schools and technology days to promote the academic use of the latest Cadence technologies. Lead Institutions represent the spirit of the Cadence Academic Network and contribute to its success.
Learn more about our Lead Institutions.
Academic Network Contributors
Academic Network Contributors are institutions that have played an important role in the success of the Cadence Academic Network. This continuous collaboration between the Cadence Academic Network program and contributors is apparent in a number of ways, such as workshops and project collaborations. We encourage the contributors' submissions of papers to our user conferences, such as CDNLive, and welcome their participation in our new Lab Certification Program. We often accept their recommendations for future Cadence interns, an opportunity for students to gain fantastic insight into the electronics industry from our valuable position as a world-leading EDA tool provider.
Academic Track at CDNLive
The Academic Track at Cadence's CDNLive user conference is a forum to present outstanding work in education and research to the Cadence Academic Network contributors, Cadence technology users, developers, and industry experts. The Academic Track is fully integrated into CDNLive—the Academic Track has been part of CDNLive EMEA in Munich, Germany for the last nine years and made its debut at CDNLive Silicon Valley in 2016. CDNLive is the perfect opportunity for academia to interact with industry leaders from Cadence R&D and vice versa. It is also an opportunity for academic attendees to get valuable technical updates from Cadence and be able to attend presentations created by Cadence technology users in the technical tracks at CDNLive. The entire conference provides a platform to exchange ideas and to discuss developments and challenges in education and research on microelectronics and related areas.
Lab Certification Program
The Cadence Academic Network offers a certification program for university labs to show the high-quality standards of their teachers and examiners. Students who have accomplished courses in certified labs will also be certified.
Learn more about our Certified Universities.
Cadence Academic Network Group on LinkedIn
For general and technical information distribution, the Cadence Academic Network uses the LinkedIn™ network, which offers advanced possibilities to receive tailored information and a platform for discussions.
The Cadence iLS courses, laboratories, and Rapid Adoption Kits have been tremendously useful in rapidly improving my research team and student skill set in electronic design automation. I strongly recommend using the iLS tools if you want to effectively improve your EDA and digital design skill set.
Dr. Matthew Morrison, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Cadence is a leader in supporting technical and professional activities that have enabled building an EDA community. ACM SIGDA is very appreciative of the their continued support to nurture young professionals and students through sustained support of activities at major EDA conferences.
Dr. Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, ACM SIGDA Chair, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
We are grateful for the engagement with Cadence over the past 10 years. It has led us to innovative breakthroughs and has helped us educate pioneering scholars for the future workforce in EDA.
Dr. Xin Li Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Cadence Academic Network support is the key to enabling our capabilities in innovating integrated circuit and system design with extreme energy/power efficiency. The quality of Cadence tools is outstanding and offers responsive support to address the challenges posed by new design methodologies and techniques.
Prof. Massimo Alioto, IEEE Fellow Director of the Integrated Circuit and Embedded Systems Lab, National University of Singapore
The greatest benefit that we get from the Cadence Academic Network is access to the most modern tools for electronic design automation.
Professor Ulrich Bruening, University of Heidelberg, Germany
The Academic Network helps us to be in line with the newest technology from Cadence, helping my research to stay at the leading edge.
Professor Michael Huebner, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
The comprehensive reach of the Cadence Academic Network has help us cover every aspect of design from analog circuitry to digital and system design, so it is extremely useful for us.
Professor Mladen Berekovic, Braunschweig University of Technology
Cadence has made us confident in our work, because we know that we are instructing students in the most modern and capable tools which are used worldwide.
Professor Marek Wójcikowski, Gdansk University, Poland
We are proud to be part of Cadence Academic Network because it provides us the opportunity to interact with other leading institutions covering a broad range of research topics.
Professor Holger Blume, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany