by Darwen C. Corgue
In line with the thrust of the government to make the Philippines a powerhouse in integrated circuits (IC) design industry, the Microelectronics Laboratory of the Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering (EECE) Department conducted a series of trainings to support the said advocacy. With the partnership of Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC) and support from the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) – Iligan Bay Chapter, the training is now on its 2nd phase (Operational Amplifier IC Design). These continuous efforts were participated by different universities across Mindanao to learn and experience IC Design.
The 5-day training was conducted at the Microelectronics Laboratory of the College of Engineering last January 18-22, 2015. It was joined and attended by the faculty members from Mindanao University of Science and Technology and Xavier University – Cagayan de Oro City, La Salle University – Ozamis City, Jose Rizal Memorial State University – Dapitan City, Ateneo de Davao University and University of Mindanao – Davao City, and Notre Dame University – Cotabato. The lecturers and trainers are the faculty members and students (undergraduate and graduate) of the EECE Department.
The 1st phase of the training which was held last July 27-31, 2015 provided the faculty trainees with the basic understanding of MOS transistor characteristics and operations. The second phase of the training tackles on Analog IC design specifically on Operational Amplifiers.