SOUTHAMPTON, England Fraser Morgan has joined EDA Solutions as a technical sales executive following an 8-week STEP (Shell Technology Enterprise Programme) placement with the company prior to his final year studies at Southampton University.
Morgan (left), who graduates this year with a BEng Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, used last year's placement at EDA Solutions to create test chips to verify in silicon the design kits for TSMC foundry technologies from 0.35 micron to 0.18 micron.
He became familiar with Tanner EDA's T-Spice Pro and L-Edit Pro simulation and layout tools for analogue and mixed-signal design, going on to use these in his final year project where he developed cell libraries for 2nd year students to use in their IC design courses. EDA Solutions, based in Southampton, is the exclusive European agent for Tanner EDA.
Morgan said: “The major benefit of the STEP placement is that it gives you that all important induction into industry. The time I spent with EDA Solutions put my studies into perspective and helped to clarify the views I had on my career.”
Paul Double, Managing Director of EDA Solutions, added, ” Fraser did a great job when he was with us and we kept in touch throughout his final year studies. With our sales of Tanner tools having grown by 30% in the last year, on top of 20% growth the year before, we needed to add to our technical support team and Fraser has demonstrated both the ability and enthusiasm we need to help take the company forward.”