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UP EEEI opens Analog Devices Microelectronics Lab

(October 25)—The Analog Devices Microelectronics Laboratory (ADML) of the UP Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEEI) was inaugurated in a turnover ceremony held on October 11.

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Philippines donated 20 workstations and furniture for the laboratory. In addition, ADI also donated last May the Microelectronics Design Professorial Chair for UP EEEI.

“It’s a pleasure for Analog Devices, Inc. to be able to donate a modern laboratory, precisely our contribution to nation building, ensuring that our future engineers who are our students now will become better engineers of the future,” said ADI Human Resources Director Emil Armas.

Meanwhile, ADI’s Test-Product Engineering Director Manny Malaki said “The laboratory is not just a lab, it represents ADI’s commitment...I hope our future engineers will use it to be able to showcase the Filipino talents in the area of microelectronics.”

UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma thanked ADI for their donations and for their continuous support to the IEEE.

College of Engineering dean Dr. Aura Matias regarded the activity “as a very good example of partnership of academe and the industry particularly in the area of technology that we can look forward to as possibly a spinoff of other opportunities for other companies to emulate.”                                           

The program ended with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by the Chancellor, Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, IEEE director; Ed Fortunado, ADI managing director; and Alexander Paran, ADI dynamicist. —Haidee C. Pineda