by Allenn dela Cerna Lowaton

As part of the thrust of the government to provide industry-endorsed training programs for engineers and future engineers, three faculty members of the College of Engineering (COE) were sent to different parts of the country to lecture on the Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits (IC) Design and Miller Operational Transconductance Amplifier Design.

The lectures were part of a training-workshop organized by the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC), a joint project of University of the Philippines – Diliman and the Department of Science and Technology.

The thrust of the PIIC is to position the Philippines as a powerhouse for IC design. It develops courses suited for the local IC design companies such as in Layout Fundamentals, Analog/Digital IC Design Analysis and HDL Design Methodology.

The PIIC invited Prof. Allenn C. Lowaton, Prof. Jefferson A. Hora, and Prof. Olga Joy Labajo-Gerasta from the Electronics Engineering program of the Electrical / Electronics / Computer Engineering Department of the COE to lecture at the training-workshop that was held in different parts of the country.

Lowaton delivered his lectures at Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga on April 27 – May 01, 2015. Hora had his lectures at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City last April 20-24, 2015, and Gerasta gave her lectures at First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities in Tanauan City, Batangas last April 13-17, 2015.

Earlier this year, Lowaton delivered the same lectures at the University of Baguio on January 7-9, 2015.

Lowaton, Hora, and Gerasta obtained their Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees major in Integrated Circuits Design at the National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The three were recipients of the Industrial R&D Master’s Program of Integrated Circuit Design for International Students offered by the Ministry of Education and Economic Affairs of Taiwan, Republic of China.

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