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Director's Message

Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC) is an established microelectronic research centre of Universiti Sains Malaysia strategically located at SAINS@USM, Bukit Jambul. Then, CEDEC was awarded as center of e excellence (COE) under senate USM in 2013. This centre has been devoted to conduct, support and encourage the development in microelectronic engineering field specific on very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design and hybrid integration of smart sensors technology research in Malaysia.Proudly CEDEC be the 1st Malaysia fabless design center for education and learning purpose.

As a director of CEDEC, I envision our centre as a part of a vital strategy to invest in exciting microelectronic engineering field that may defy today’s traditional academic classification. Tomorrow’s challenges demand innovative and unconventional approaches that overlap or dissolve the boundaries of classic electronic engineering. Researchers in CEDEC work on modern day problems that lies at the intersection with collaborator on advanced material and device physics to enhance the performance of architecture in VLSI circuitry, then diversify the functioning on chip for smart sensor application align with demand on flexible of physical devices in industrial revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). Our research is notable for its breadth of scale, which is implementing nanometer process technology in designing the VLSI circuitry, then diversify the functioning on chip with smart sensing application . Hence, researchers in CEDEC are advancing the forefront of knowledge and technology. Our unique and flexible research facility is home to some of the finest experiments.

Besides research, CEDEC also undertakes various activities including providing EDA tools, CAD design software and licenses to public and private universities, companies and research institutes in Malaysia. CEDEC is also partnering the local foundry Silterra Sdn Bhd through the Multi Project Wafer (MPW) programme, enabling a cost-effective method for prototype and proof-of-concept on silicon. We also take pride of our scholarship and training programmes which are dedicated to nurture future generations of scientists, integrated circuit (IC) designers and researchers.

I invite you to take some time to visit our website and learn about the latest research, achievements, expertise and events. Even better, I encourage you to visit our laboratory in person, to meet our students and academicians to be truly inspired by the innovation, ambition and creativity you will find here. Thank you very much.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asrulnizam Bin Abd Manaf

  • Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Center, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Sains@USM, Level 1, Block C, No. 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Tel: +604-6535611 | Fax: +604-6535635 
  • Email: eeasrulnizam@usm.my