Kazakhstan University joins Cadence Academic Network

5th June 2019
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Kazakhstan University joins Cadence Academic Network

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan has become the first university in Central Asia to join the Cadence Academic Network and become a Cadence Certified Lab. The certification was granted to the university after the completion of Cadence certified trainings by their teachers and examiners.


Becoming part of the Cadence Academic Network will enable the university to contribute to the advancement of Kazakhstan’s electronics industry by providing students with comprehensive knowledge of Cadence’s state-of-the-art technologies. The newly equipped microelectronics lab was inaugurated by the Provost Adesida Ilesanmi, Nazarbayev University.

The Neuromorphic Circuits and Systems Lab at Nazarbayev University is the leading integrated circuits group in Kazakhstan. Led by Professor Alex James from the School of Engineering, it specialises in emerging artificial intelligence chip designs and neuromorphic circuits.

The Cadence Academic Network is a worldwide program that promotes the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for engineering and design excellence in the area of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems.

Network members collaborate with other universities, research institutes and industry advisors to share their expertise with Cadence tools.

“We are looking forward to the collaboration with the Cadence Academic Network. We strongly believe that Cadence tools will effectively broaden student competencies in circuit and system design and can help upgrade the technology skill sets of students for their future careers,” said Charles Surya, dean of the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University.

“Our collaboration with Cadence will also help support the successful advancement of the microelectronics design industry in Astana and broader Central Asia.”

“Over the years, the Cadence Academic Network has substantially enlarged its outreach activities in EMEA, and, as a result, we are now welcoming the Nazarbayev University, renowned for its expertise in providing a holistic student-centered approach to educate engineers who will be future leaders in Kazakhstani industry sectors,” said Sanjay Lall, Corporate VP, Operations EMEA at Cadence. “With the achievement of the Cadence Certified Lab status, Nazarbayev University will now be in a position to deliver leading-edge EDA solutions to their students and become recognized for using Cadence technologies as part of its curriculum. We look forward to building upon this new relationship and to supporting the growth of the next generation of engineers in Kazakhstan.”

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