A Model for University-Industry Collaboration

The Center for Analog and Mixed Signal IC Design at WPI
  • J.-A. MC Neill
Conference paper


This paper describes the New England Center for Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (NECAMSID). This center, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), enables collaborative interaction between industry sponsors and WPI faculty. The flexibility of WPI’s project-based educational program allows a variety of undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities, including industry sponsored projects at both on- and off-campus sites.


Mixed Signal Member Company Boost Converter Integrate Circuit Design Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-A. MC Neill
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  1. 1.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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