VLSI or Very Large Scale Integration has taken the semiconductor world by storm. It has been because of VLSI technology that integrated circuits with thousands of transistors in a single chip have revolutionized the electronics, telecommunication and the computer industry. The microprocessor, the brain of a computer is in fact a VLSI device and is responsible for controlling all the operations and processes inside the computer. VLSI technology has made it possible to integrate different functions in one single unit and thus reduction in size but increase n functionality. There have been rapid advances in the field of VLSI technology. A number of complex operations in the field of electronics, computing, telecommunications and control operations have been possible because of VLSI.
Eligibility and course duration
A post graduate degree in VLSI design or other related technology fields like embedded systems. Selections are quite stringent and based on your academic record and performance in written tests and interview.
Duration of the course is 3-5 years.
More about the course
The field of VLSI design along with embedded systems provides for immense opportunities. There is a lot of scope for research in this field in finding new applications and more advances in the technology. With concept of smart homes, smart cities and artificial intelligence taking shape, the VLSI design field is going to see a rapid influx of research activities in designing state-of-the-art VLSI chips. The PhD program thus focuses on the principles of VLSI design and catering to the needs of the industry by gaining expertise on designing of CMOS chips. You also get to learn the VLSI circuit design flow that helps in the understanding of the architecture of an IC chip.
Among the areas for research that can be undertaken during your PhD are: hardware software co-designing, architectures for machine intelligence, CMOS design, computing architectures for security, automotive control systems, nanotechnology and many more.
Job prospects and opportunities
There are wide opportunities for a career in the field of VLSI design and embedded technology. A career in research in some of the best semiconductor design companies is what you can look forward to. You could be placed in the leading IT companies, specializing in both hardware and software designing. Companies working on machine intelligence and artificial intelligence will be in need of your services. Academics is one great field that also you can start with.
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