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CUHK Receives Development Tools on Embedded Systems

CUHK received a batch of advanced embedded controller development boards and associated software licenses worth HK$14 million from Intel Corporation, the world's largest multinational semiconductor chip maker. To advance the collaboration between CUHK and Intel on nurturing embedded systems talent that is in high demand around the world, the 'Intel Embedded Systems Research Centre' was established at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The plaque presentation ceremony was officiated by Prof. Ching Pak-chung (6th right), Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Electronic Engineering of CUHK, and Ms. JoZell Johnson (5th right), Global Higher Education Director, Intel Corporation. Prof. Mak Sui-tung Terrence (5th left), assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been appointed as director of the centre.

Embedded systems are 'embedded in' our everyday life. They are used to control the operations of numerous electronic applications from mobile phones, traffic lights, electric vehicles to Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems. An embedded system contains chips with in-built software to perform particular functions. Students who enrol on the course 'Embedded Systems Development and Applications' offered by the Faculty of Engineering will have the chance to use Intel's Atom board and Galileo board available at the centre to explore innovative applications of embedded systems. The collaboration will further strengthen CUHK's education and applied research on embedded systems, and inspire students' innovations and interest in technology development.

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