A new £5million Electronics Design Centre aimed at boosting the electronics design industry in Scotland will open at the University of Glasgow on 4 September 2007.
The new Electronics Design Centre for Heterogeneous Systems (EDC) is funded by an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) initiative aimed at supporting vital research areas. By bringing together experts in the design and fabrication of electronic systems in the one centre Scotland will be at the forefront of breakthroughs in drug development, communications systems and homeland security.
Situated alongside the new £4million James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at the University, which was opened earlier this year, the EDC is unique in bringing together experts both in the design and assembly of groundbreaking nanotechnology devices in one location.
Director of the EDC Professor David Cumming said: “This new Centre has been funded by the EPSRC after it became apparent that there was a gap in British electronics research for the design of electronic devices and systems. This Centre will move forward the industry in the UK by allowing researchers to work together in the design and the creation of groundbreaking technology”.
In addition to the further funding received from the Scottish Funding Council, the EDC is working in close collaboration with world-wide electronics supplier Agilent Technologies. Agilent have provided the latest design, test and measurement technology for the Centre and will be funding leading research to be undertaken there.