New institute to foster broad exchange of educational & cultural experiences between next generation of U.S. and Chinese engineers
SAN JOSE, Calif. and BEIJING, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:
XLNX) today announced its support for a new Joint Research Institute of Science and Engineering by Peking University (PKU) and the
The new Joint Research Institute of Science and Engineering will provide an institutional umbrella for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research between the two universities. Beyond the engineering lab, PKU and
A new engineering laboratory at each university will be dedicated to advanced system design and fully equipped with hardware, software, FPGA silicon, IP and tools provided through donations from corporate sponsors. Xilinx is donating more than $500K in commercial value of Xilinx' flagship Virtex(R) FPGA development systems and electronic design software through the Xilinx University Program (XUP). In addition, the company has agreed to establish two XUP $7,500 scholarships to support overseas study and research for students enrolled in the program, one from
"UCLA and Xilinx have over fifteen years of collaboration history in the area of FPGA architecture and synthesis tool research," said Jason Cong, Chancellor's Professor of the UCLA Computer Science Department and Founding Co-director of the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by
"We're honored to collaborate with two of the most prestigious engineering universities in the world to educate the next generation of Chinese and US engineers through a program that extends beyond the engineering lab," said Fai Yeung, vice president of sales and marketing for Xilinx Asia Pacific. "We appreciate each university's vision and commitment to providing engineering students with a rigorous training program, complemented by cross-cultural experiences that will prepare them for success as they enter the working world in today's global economy."
About Peking University
As China's most prestigious university, Peking University was founded in 1898 and has a long tradition of scholarly excellence. Its primary mission is to train scholars for advanced research in the natural and social sciences. More than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, along with 2,000 international students. Located in northwestern Beijing in what was once the private garden of the imperial family, the 700 acre college campus is one of the most beautiful academic settings in the world. The Peking University campus is comprised of a blend of traditional and modern buildings and architectural structures. For more information, visit: http://en.pku.edu.cn/.
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