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  • Agilent and Fudan University Open IC Test Center
May 2003
PALO ALTO, Calif., & SHANGHAI, China, May 28 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. and Fudan University, in Shanghai, announced they have opened the Fudan and Agilent Joint IC Testing Education Center, a new education facility for professionals in China's growing semiconductor industry.The opening of the new center commemorates the 98th anniversary of Fudan University and inaugurates Fudan's School of Microelectronic Engineering (SME).

The center will provide systematic IC testing training to new and experienced engineers, with the ultimate goal of accelerating the development of China's semiconductor manufacturing industry.

"Shanghai is now one of the most important bases for the semiconductor industry in China," said Jiang Sixian, vice mayor of Shanghai Municipal government. "Fudan University's establishment of the School of Microelectronics marks a major milestone and supports economic growth and educational advancement in China."

Paul Yang, general manager for Semiconductor Test Equipment Group of Agilent China, said, "The semiconductor industry relies on technology, and that technology relies on human resources for application and innovation. Agilent is honored to contribute its worldwide experience to help develop the talents of a new generation of professionals for China's growing semiconductor industry."

SME occupies 74 acres in the Pudong Zhangjiang High-Tech Park. The location enables the Fudan and Agilent Joint IC Testing Education Center to serve more than 60 nearby IC design houses, foundries and packaging and test houses. The center's curriculum is expected to cover semiconductor test fundamentals, as well as testing product and application training. The initial programs offered are expected to focus on digital, mixed-signal, memory and RF area.

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