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Learn next-level VLSI design skills

Teaching the future from where it all started

In Silicon Valley, the original home base of the entrepreneur and innovative leadership, we teach you the latest trends and best practices in VLSI and chip design. Learn next-level VLSI design skills and integrated circuit curriculum including ASIC, semiconductor, EDA, device, and integrated circuits. Focus on front-end of back-end design and get hands-on practice with premier tools: from Cadence, OpenROAD, Siemens, and Synopsys.

We are an Education Partner with the U.S. Chips Act. Our instructors are leaders in global chip design companies and startups. Expand your options.

 
• Mentored instruction
• Industry-aligned curriculum
• Hands-on projects to build your resume
• In-person, remote, flex, weekend, & evening classes
• Practical skills you can bring to work
• 9–12 months to complete a certificate
• International OPT opportunities

 

Next Info Session: Jan. 8

 

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Silicon Chip Design and Semiconductor Engineering

Complete this 5-course certificate program in 9–12 months. It's approved for workforce funding.

CORE COURSES

SystemVerilog Assertions and Formal Verification

Advanced Verification with SystemVerilog OOP Testbench

System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology)

FPGA Application in Autonomous Driving Systems, Introduction

Advanced Signaling: Jitter and Noise Analysis

Practical DFT Concepts for ASICs, SoC and SiP

ELECTIVES FRONT-END

IO Concepts and Protocols: PCI Express, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel

Digital Design with FPGA

Digital Logic Design Using Verilog

Analog IC Design, Introduction

IO Design Fundamentals

Embedded System Hardware Architectures, Introduction

Wireless Communications and Mobile Antenna Design, Introduction

ELECTIVES BACK-END

Comprehensive Signal and Power Integrity for High-Speed

Digital Systems

Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs

Physical Design Flow From Netlist to GDSII

ASIC Physical Design, Advanced

Timing Closure in IC Design

IO Design Fundamentals

Practical Design and Implementation of VLSI Memory Devices