Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced it has partnered with ARM
to collaborate on university education activities focused on Cypress’s
programmable system-on-chip architectures based on ARM Cortex
-M series processors. The
Cypress University Alliance
and ARM University Program both have established track records of partnering with universities around the world to supplement electronic engineering programs, including sponsoring workshops, labs, coursework materials and equipment. As part of the agreement, Cypress and ARM are jointly building an ARM-based PSoC lab for engineering students at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), and they will hold a professors’ conference in Beijing on June 29, 2013.
Both university programs are represented at the 120
American Society of Electrical Engineers (ASEE) Conference and Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia from June 23-26. Cypress is in booth number 647, while ARM is in booth number 707.
“ARM is pleased to be working with Cypress on global university outreach and educational activities,” said Khaled Benkrid, manager, Worldwide University Program, ARM. “The ARM University Program and the Cypress University Alliance have built strong connections at top engineering education institutions around the world. Together, we will enable engineering students to become familiar with ARM Cortex-M-based architectures, as it is this technology that is at the heart of the world’s smart, connected electronics products. We welcome all aspiring electronics engineers to embrace this valuable base of skills and knowledge, from which the next generation of exciting, low power technologies is set to emerge.”
Cypress’s recently introduced
architecture employs the ARM Cortex-M0, while the
architecture is powered by the Cortex-M3.
“Joining forces with ARM on PSoC-focused university programs is a natural fit,” said Patrick Kane, director of Cypress’s University Alliance. “We’re off to an exciting start already with the building of a PSoC lab for the up and coming engineers at the Beijing Institute of Technology, and we look forward to jointly hosting workshops and other activities there and at the top engineering schools all over the world.”