The Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) renewed its support to the UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) as the expansion of the UP-ADI Microelectronics Laboratory (MicroLab) II was formally opened last 3 November 2016, Thursday, adding 30 seats, a conference room, and a bench testing area to the existing MicroLab I.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by ADI Design and Layout Engineering Director Miles Ramirez, UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, and UP College of Engineering Dean Rizalinda de Leon.
In his speech at the Microlab’s ribbon cutting, Ramirez focused on the importance of ADI’s engagement with UP through the years, adding, “The expansion of the lab signifies ADI’s commitment to the academe, and our appreciation of the importance of engineers and engineering in developing our country, helping solve our hardest problems, and making lives better.”
Dean De Leon closed the event by highlighting the “great story” of the partnership between UP EEEI and ADI.
“While the College continues to seek new partnerships with the industry, these new partnerships could not replace the trust, the friendship, and the value we already have with ADI,” she added.
Special thanks to PHINMA Energy and Nokia Manila Technology Center, and to representatives from donor companies Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Maxim Integrated, Fujitsu Ten Solutions, and Mr. Filemon Berba, Jr., and faculty members who attended this event. Thanks also to My3D Concepts Corp. (3D2gO) for the souvenirs and the UP College of Music for the entertainment.