Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) have successfully completed a three-year joint curriculum development project to provide engineering students with the skills and knowledge to work for international technology companies in Russia. However, its benefits will continue to be reaped, as the two-year graduate program is self-sustaining and will help train some of Russia’s best and brightest minds in the future, supporting the strong emerging marketplace in Russia.

Under the project, Cadence provided design expertise and training, computer equipment and software, and funding for instructors and student scholar-ships. The program offers a master’s degree in analogue/mixed signal engineering and includes 24 courses, accompanying laboratory projects and practical training. So far, 42 students have graduated and begun working for such companies as Angstrom, Cadence, Freescale Semiconductor, UNICOR and Unique ICs.