SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - The International Electronic Design Education Conference (IEDEC) today announced its program consisting of eight talks by industry and academia highlighting critical issues related to electronic design education. The free conference is for educators, mentors, engineers, managers, engineering students, and electronic and semiconductor industry stakeholders. IEDEC is collocated with the 12th annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), and will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara.

The goal of IEDEC is to promote quality electronic design engineering and to highlight the important role of electronic design in all aspects of human life. The conference provides a forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in electronic design education; and interacting with professionals, experts, and colleagues in the field.

IEDEC presentations and speakers include:

Integrated Circuit Education and Design Domain in Korea
Prof. KR Cho
College of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Chungbuk National University, Korea

A Powerful New Paradigm for Industry/University Cooperation:
Producing Contemporary & Immediately Productive Graduates
Rich Goldman
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Strategic Alliances

Building Electronic Circuits in the Classroom; Accessible, Engaging and Educational
Thomas G. Zimmerman
Member of the Research Staff & Master Inventor
IBM Research - Almaden

University and Industry Collaboration
James J Freeman
Professor of Electrical Engineering
San Jose State University

How Moore's Law and the End of the Roadmap affect Engineering Education
Mike Keating
Fellow (retired)

Altera's University Program and FPGA Technology
David Mendel
Principal Investigator, Office of the CTO

Education and Learning - the Old and the New
Ellen Tam
Group Director, Strategic programs and initiatives
Cadence Design Systems

E-learning Interaction Design
Ray Cole
Senior Instructional Designer Global Learning and Development
Lam Research Corporation

Adding Games and Competitions to the Classroom
Kenny Spade
Academic Developer Evangelist

Developing an On-Line Course for the Mobile User with a Social Networking Interface
Diane Jones
Center for Educational Design, Development and Distribution 
Naval Postgraduate School 

Knowledge sharing and mentoring platforms to create new leaders and innovators in electronic design
Ravishankar Gundlapalli
CEO, Parjanya Inc.

IEDEC Registration Information
You can register for free and for a chance to win a FREE Apple iPad at Participation in the iPad drawing is limited to the first 100 registrants. You need to be present during the drawing to qualify.

IEDEC is organized and sponsored by International Society for Quality Electronic Design with technical sponsorship from the IEEE Education Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

For more information please visit the conference site at

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