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Intersil, Zhejiang University Open Cooperative R&D Lab

Photonics.com
Oct 2007
Analog semiconductor chip-maker Intersil Corp. of Milpitas, Calif., and Zhejiang University announced this week they have partnered to open a new power management research laboratory at the university in Hangzhou, China. Intersil said it stocked the lab with the latest test equipment and a variety of its chips. Research activities at the lab, which will be managed by the university's Zhang Junming, will cover all aspects of power electronics such as power management, high frequency conversion techniques, induction heating, motor drive and electrical traction and renewable energy. Intersil also presented the university with six scholarships to support graduate-level research in power management electronics. "Getting practice at solving real customer design puzzles will ultimately help these students become more successful when they leave the university, and Intersil will benefit from the exchange of reference designs and technical information with these talented students," said Huang Jiong, China Applications Center manager for Intersil.


GLOSSARY
electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
power
With respect to a lens, the reciprocal of its focal length. The term power, as applied to a telescope or microscope, often is used as an abbreviation for magnifying power.
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