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ADI and IISc Collaborate

October 1, 2013

ADI has joined the Industry Affiliate Program of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering of the Indian Institute of Science to accelerate research and commercialization of MEMS and nano-sciences in India.

BANGALORE, India /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing and signal-conditioning applications, has joined the Industry Affiliate Program of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), to infuse innovation, provide industry insights, and accelerate commercialization of active research in MEMS (micromachines) and nano-sciences in India.

ADI has been a pioneer with many "industry firsts" in its five decades of innovation, starting from the "first ever use of laser-trim systems to tweak IC performance to pioneering the use of inertial MEMS in automotive airbags." In just the past few years, ADI has launched the "industry's first octal ultrasound receiver; lowest power and smallest size heart-rate monitor chip; industry's lowest power MEMS accelerometer; and a lowest-noise MEMS microphone." ADI India was started in 1995, and its product development center in Bangalore is involved in some of the most challenging designs, including complex application-specific standard products, high-performance DSPs, analog/mixed signal ICs, signal processing ASICs for inertial MEMS, and embedded software that power these semiconductor chips.

The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) was established in 2010 to pursue research across several disciplines with a focus on nano-scale systems. Current research topics include nano-electronics, MEMS/NEMS, nano-materials and devices, photonics, nano-biotechnology, solar cells, and computational nano-engineering. With its National Nano-fabrication Facility spanning 14,000 sq. ft., CeNSE is well equipped to undertake research projects aimed at solving real-life problems in collaboration with the industry. As a part of the affiliate program, ADI will work with CeNSE to bridge the gap between industry and research by initiating a close technical association and identifying core areas for long-term collaboration in co-development of technologies and products of mutual interest. The program is designed to ensure a deeper engagement through joint research projects and unique student support programs involving the company, faculty, and student community at CeNSE.

"We are delighted to have a company like Analog Devices, which has been at the forefront of innovation for decades, as a partner of CeNSE," noted Professor Rudra Pratap, founder-Chairperson of CeNSE. "Analog Devices' partnership will give CeNSE much closer ties with the industry—enable our researchers to work directly on industry problems, help translate cutting-edge research and technological innovation into products and services, and to commercialize them successfully."

Speaking about the association, Somshubhro (Som) Pal Choudhury, Managing Director of ADI India stated, "It is an incredible achievement by CeNSE to have set up such a high-end interdisciplinary research effort, and a world class nano-fabrication and characterization facility. As a partner of CeNSE, ADI will provide product focus to researchers and aim for much closer ties to co-design and co-develop leading-edge industry solutions."

About ADI
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industrywide as a world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, ADI serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, MA, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

About CeNSE
The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the broad area of nano science and technology, covering topics such as nanoelectronics, devices, materials, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, bio- and nano-photonics, bio-electronic interfaces, and integrated small-scale systems. In addition to the research programs of the core faculty, the centre runs an interdisciplinary research and training program involving more than 40 faculty members from various departments of engineering and basic science at the IISc. The centre has state-of-the-art nano-fabrication and characterization facilities to enable the development of cutting-edge nanoscale technologies for various applications.

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