VN National University in HCM City opened two microchip design labs

Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City opened two microchip design laboratories, worth US$20 million in total, funded by leading US-based electronic design companies.

Mentor Graphics and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) equipped each lab with a server, 20 laptops and chip design software.

About VN National University Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese language: Đại học Quốc gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is one of the two largest national universities in Vietnam (the other is Vietnam National University, Hanoi). The university now provides graduate and postgraduate (master, doctor education) education with 35,391 students. The education professionals cover: technology, natural sciences, basic sciences, social and humanity sciences, literature, foreign languages, business….The professors and lecturers include: 2,582 (as of 2006), of which 1,900 lecturers (1008 master, 170 professors and Ph.D). The head office of the university is located in ward Linh Trung, Thu Duc District, Thu Duc University Village, Ho Chi Minh City. The university is planning a new campus project with the area of 643.7 ha.

About AMCC Vietnam
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET, OTN and switch fabric solutions. AMCC’s 3ware SAS and SATA RAID product families deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide for applications from the desktop to the data center. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation (EDA). We enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Mentor Graphics, Inc is a US-based multinational corporation dealing in electronic design automation (EDA) for electrical engineering and electronics, as of 2004, ranked third in the EDA industry it helped create. The company, founded in 1981, is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, and employs 4,000 people worldwide.