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NINE IC DESIGN ENGINEERS FROM KING ABDULAZIZ CITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SAUDI ARABIA COMPLETED TRAINING IN PRACTICAL ANALOG IC DESIGN IN ICDIDIK LAB

Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 2 November 2009 - ICdidik LAB, a leading IC Design and Research Lab in Malaysia, recently completed the hands-on training in Analog Integrated Circuit (IC) design for engineers from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia. The training was conducted over three (3) months in ICdidik LAB’s high end design facilities in Cyberjaya with great success in bringing up the IC design competency of the engineers.

“We are pleased that with the conclusion of the training [in ICdidik LAB] the KACST engineers have gained adequate exposure to be able to contribute in the development of IC Design in their home country. We hope that the engineers will be able to learn not only the skills and techniques in design but also experience the thinking method to innovate and to consistently produce products which can compete at the global level” said Abd. Rashid Munir, Chief Executive Officer of IC Microsystems Sdn. Bhd. and ICmic UniKL Academy Sdn. Bhd.

About ICdidik LAB

ICdidik LAB is the IC Design and System Design lab - a joint venture between IC Microsystems Sdn Bhd (ICmic) – a leading IC Design company in Malaysia, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). ICdidik LAB produces various products including ICs and applications for consumer electronics, automotive, communications and industrial applications.

For more information, please contact Ms Che’E Azliza at 03-83191616 or  azliza@icdidiklab.com

About KACST

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) (http://www.kacst.edu.sa) is an independent scientific organization of the Saudi Arabian Government, established in 1977 under the name of Saudi Arabian National Center for Science & Technology (SANCST) and later in 1985 renamed as 'King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST)'. From its inception in 1977, KACST had been carrying out its mission in the promotion of science & technology in the Kingdom by coordinating and cooperating with various universities, agencies and institutions concerned with research and technology, and encouraging Saudi experts to undertake research that will help promote the development and evolution of the society. Besides this, KACST, through cooperative agreements with international science and technology institutions/organizations, encourages closer ties with friendly countries.