Mariah Lawson on 12 26, 2011
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, – Cosmic Circuits concluded the 4th edition of its nation-wide design contest, Nebula at its design centre in Bangalore on the 17th of December. Spread over 3 rounds, the design contest attracted over 1000 contestants from colleges across the country.
In the final round, the contestants were introduced to specific design problems – the background for these problems had already been set in the second round. With engineers from Cosmic Circuits available for discussion, the finalists were encouraged to try out their ideas and put together solutions to address the challenges. Following the contest, the contestants were shown a lab demonstration of Cosmic’s solutions for these problems. Prize distribution was held in the evening, with the finalists getting an opportunity to interact with the founders and senior management of Cosmic over dinner.
Maruthi M from NITK, Surathkal won the first prize. Vineeth Anavangot from IIT, Mumbai won the second prize while Prashant Mohan from IISc, Bangalore and J. N. Karthik from NITK, Surathkal shared the third prize.
More information on the contest is available at http://cosmiccircuits.com/university/nebula/
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Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores and Analog ASICs. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 300+ cores in nanometer process nodes of leading foundries. By leveraging its silicon-proven cores spanning data-converters, wireless analog, audio, MIPI, power-management, Clocking, LVDS and Auxiliary functions, Cosmic provides single-stop access to customized IP solutions for mixed-signal SOCs and custom Analog ASIC solutions and brings certainty in time-to-market. A typical engagement with customer starts with a top level requirement document from customer based on which Cosmic Engineers define all the needed Analog IP and ASICs which will leads to an optimally partitioned analog sub-system. Cosmic Circuits has shipped many million units of ICs in production which are used in end equipment of leading brands. A large team of expert designers continually keep pace with technology nodes, standards and applications, bringing certainty to customer product continuity and differentiation. Adherence to Design-For-Manufacturing, Design-For-Test, a customer-centric approach to support that includes silicon-validation of cosmic solutions, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production.