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Our department not only focuses on the traditional subjects, such as single-chip, computer, controlling, testing and other basic information science in our medium/long term plan, we but we also emphasize on the higher technology areas of IC Design and Communication Engineering.

The Aspect of IC Design:

With the full support of our school and Ministry of Education, we have great growth for course planning, faculty appointments, space manipulation and hardware/software expansion. And through our efforts over the years, we have developed a software/hardware environment for VLSI Design with:

  • The most faculty members with VLSI related backgrounds
  • Active participation in the educational reforms for VLSI
  • Our VLSI design laboratories are the most spacious
  • The most powerful EDA Computing Farm
  • The only university that has purchased the commercial versions of EDA tools
  • The most complete EDA tools and measuring-equipped environment

The Aspect of Networks and Communication

We set up the DSP Lab in 1996 and it provides an environment for multimedia teaching and experiments in digital signal processing related courses. Over the past 4 years, we had received a subvention called “Communication Technology Education Reforms Plan” from the Ministry of Education for four related courses: 1) Digital Signal Processing Practices; 2) DSP Chip Implementation; 3) DSP Signal Coding/Decoding Transmission Practices; 4) Digital Image Processing. In addition, we also had acquired another subvention of, about NT$1.5 millions per year, from the Ministry of Education for four years. The plan was called “The 3C-Oriented Electronic Design Automation Teaching Reforms Plan.”Which has benefitted our communication related courses.

Moreover, our department applied to establish an IC Design and Application Development Center in 2003, and the application was accredited by Ministry of Education in the same year. The IC Design and Application Development Center emphasizes on investing the software/hardware of communication IC design; therefore, our department also actively set up the Antenna Measurement Lab and DAB Lab in the recent few years.