Thursday, November 14, 2013

Agilent Technologies and IIT Bombay Inaugurate Agilent-IIT Device Characterization Lab at IIT Bombay Campus for Nanotechnology Research

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Agilent Technologies and IIT Bombay Inaugurate Agilent-IIT Device Characterization Lab at IIT Bombay Campus for Nanotechnology Research

Students Will Experience Advanced DC and RF Characterization using Agilent Equipment as Part of Research and Educational Program

MUMBAI, 11 Nov, 2013: Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and IIT Bombay, India`s premier engineer institute, today inaugurated the  Agilent-IIT Device Characterization Lab.  The lab is an exclusive DC/RF device characterization lab that is set up under the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN),  part of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. The lab will provide an environment for students to conduct research in the field of nanotechnology.    

Agilent supports worldwide academic research and contributes measurement expertise, products, solutions and financial support in its fields of interest. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay chose to work with Agilent due to the company’s leadership in electronic test and measurement and broad product offering.  Specific lab instruments that Agilent is providing to IIT Bombay include the Agilent B1500A semiconductor device analyzer, PNA-X (43.5 GHz) network analyzer, PXA (44 GHz) signal analyzer, power meter and sensor, digital signal oscilloscope and a pulse generator.

"In the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, which is created at IIT Bombay with support from the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, government  of India, we have been using lot of Agilent equipment for our advanced nanoelectronic device characterizations”, said Prof. V.Ramgopal Rao, Chief Investigator, Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project, IIT Bombay. “Agilent is one of the world's leading companies in precision measuring instruments. It is a great learning experience for our students to be exposed to such advanced characterization equipment as part of their research and educational activities."

Mr. Sudhir Tangri, vice president and country manager, Electronic Measurement Group, Agilent Technologies India, said, “Our work with IIT Bombay is a great example of our ability to contribute world-class products and solutions,  technical expertise and infrastructure to best address the needs of cutting-edge technological research in the country. We are pleased to be associated with India’s premier engineering school, and are excited to offer Agilent’s unique value to PG/PhD research.”

About the Electrical Engineering Department, CEN and IIT Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology is a group of premier engineering schools in India, highly regarded for their multidisciplinary research and contributions to the scientific world for over last six decades. The Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay has a Centre of Excellence in Nano-Electronics (CEN) which is funded by the central government. The center is engaged in research for nanoelectronic devices and has the capability to do design, fabrication and material and electrical characterization. The lab works in conjunction with a similar lab at Indian Institute of Science and is considered to be a national facility in which industry and academia can use for the development and testing of devices. The center has received funding to move to a second phase of expansion which also includes enhancing electrical characterization capabilities in both low frequencies and microwave frequency.

The Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) anchored in the department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established in the year 2006.  EE@IIT Bombay is one of the largest departments in the institute with 60 faculty members and approximately 1200 students. CEN is one of the flagship labs of the department. CEN focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of traditional CMOS nano electronic devices, novel material based devices (III-V compound semiconductor, spintronics, and opto-electronics), micromechanical systems, Bio-MEMS, solar photovoltaics and polymer based devices. IIT Bombay was established in 1958 and is recognized as one of the center of academic excellence in the country.  For additional information

About Agilent Technologies
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