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Microchip – New semiconductor web site invites collaboration and info sharingPublished Aug 20 2007 [Printer friendly version] [Email article to a friend] [More Semiconductor articles]

Microchip – New semiconductor web site invites collaboration and info sharingA new web site, ICwiki, which enables engineers to collaborate and share information related to semiconductor products, applications and best practices has been announced by Microchip. Using Wiki technology, participants can change content on the site and participate in Web logging (blogging), voting and messaging. ICWiki is available in several different languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish,

Following recent trends toward online social networking, ICwiki is designed to help engineers share knowledge about designs and applications, as well as helping university students gain access to knowledge that can help bridge their transition from academia to industry. Participants can work together in either public or private blogs via the site’s Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) feature. Subject areas on the new Wiki include particular market areas such as automotive, home appliances and robotics; functional topics such as algorithms, oscillators, PCB layout best practices and signal conditioning; and product topics such as microcontrollers, Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), analogue and memory products.

The new ICwiki, whilst promoting links between academia and industry, also forms an important part of the ‘University of Microchip’. This is Microchip’s education and training program, not only supporting universities all around the world, but also encompassing training provision in Regional Training Centres (RTCs) worldwide, at Microchip’s MASTERs conferences and in online Design Centres, says the company.

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