Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: The Senior Manager of Infineon Technologies, S. Jagannathan, inaugurated the PSG-Infineon Embedded Systems Laboratory on the PSG College of Technology premises on Friday.

Speaking at the inaugural, the Principal, PSG College of Technology, R. Rudramoorthy, said the institute would bring together industries, Government agencies, financial sector and educational institutions to promote product development and thus help young engineers become entrepreneurs.

The laboratory would help entrepreneurs develop own embedded systems.

Mr. Jagannathan said that the present day market demanded production of more electronic products and the laboratory would be of help in this regard.

Infineon was engaged in design, development and production of IC chips and software solutions for various industry segments, especially the automotive electronics sector.

The product development centre would conduct short-term training programmes in design and development of automotive electronics products and solutions using embedded systems.

It would also help trainees prepare and submit project proposals to set up small-scale industries with the support of Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) and District Industries Centre.

The institute sources said that Infineon had provided hardware and software packages. It would also help train students and entrepreneurs.

This would be a product development centre. Entrepreneurs interested in developing automotive electronic products using Infineon chips could avail themselves of technology assistance from the centre. The SISI would train them in soft skills.

This would give a fillip to automotive electronic product development here, the sources added.