eSilicon awards six scholarships to top female STEM students in Vietnam

Excellence in electrical engineering and electronics plus outstanding citizenship are recognized

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eSilicon, an independent provider of FinFET-class ASICs, custom IP and advanced 2.5D packaging solutions, awarded six scholarships to recognize outstanding female STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students with outstanding global citizenship in a ceremony at STEMCON 2019 Vietnam on March 15, 2019. These awards are sponsored by eSilicon and implemented through the USAID sponsored BUILD-IT (Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology) public-private partnership, led by Arizona State University.

eSilicon supports engineering students around the globe in achieving their career goals. This scholarship program aims to nurture and develop the next generation of female engineering leadership in Vietnam, helping them fund their university tuition fees or engineering research projects.

eSilicon evaluated students in key areas in addition to academic excellence, including developing practical engineering project solutions, demonstrating leadership and exhibiting a passion to help others. The eSilicon team directly interviewed and selected the winners, with support for marketing, application and the award ceremony though its partnership with Arizona State University, implementing partner for BUILD-IT. The award ceremony was held during STEMCON, which brings together education leaders, faculty and corporate partners to discuss and promote quality STEM education and public/private partnerships at the largest conference of its kind in Southeast Asia.

About eSilicon
eSilicon provides complex FinFET ASICs, market-specific IP platforms and advanced 2.5D packaging solutions. Our ASIC-proven, differentiating IP includes highly configurable 7nm 56G/112G SerDes plus networking-optimized 16/14/7nm FinFET IP platforms featuring HBM2 PHY, TCAM, specialized memory compilers and I/O libraries. Our neuASIC™ platform provides AI-specific IP and a modular design methodology to create adaptable, highly efficient AI ASICs. eSilicon serves the high-bandwidth networking, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G infrastructure markets. In addition to supporting STEMCON and the Sunflower Mission in Vietnam, eSilicon supports paid internships and training in Italy and Romania.

As the third major USAID award to ASU, the BUILD-IT public-private ecosystem is designed to produce graduates who can solve problems and engineer solutions and value for Vietnam’s social and economic development. BUILD-IT leverages the vast capabilities of the implementing partner Arizona State University, along with diverse government, industry, and academic partners linking technology and engineering higher education to the needs and capabilities of industry partners, building strategic leadership skills to advance university autonomy, program and instructional quality and formal lasting partnerships.

About ASU
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. For three years in a row, ASU has been ranked the nation’s most innovative university by U.S. News & World Report.

Arizona State University hosts the largest, longest running engineering education conference in Vietnam. The 2019 conference was the seventh year for bringing together Southeast Asia’s greatest minds and influencers in the STEM fields. The conference unites policy makers, corporate leaders and educational directors as well as students, teachers, and entrepreneurs poised to make an innovative change in the Southeast Asian STEM environment.

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Sally SlemonsNanette Collins
eSilicon CorporationPublic Relations for eSilicon
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