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Annual Meeting of the AVLSI Consortium

The Annual Meeting of the AVLSI consortium, IIT Kharagpur, went very well, thanks to the active support and participation of many of you. An EE Times (India) article on the consortium meeting is available at:


We will soon put up videos of the thrust area presentations in our website. We will also circulate the minutes of the meeting on operational matters.

We also have a CD containing the viewgraphs of all presentations made during the meeting. If your company was not represented in the meeting, please let us know, and we will mail you a copy.

We hope to enjoy your continued support in our endeavour.

Warm regards,
Dr. Pallab Dasgupta,
Professor-in-charge, Advanced VLSI Lab, IIT Kharagpur, and
Professor, Dept. of Computer Sc & Engg,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
Web: http://www.facweb.iitkgp.ernet.in/~pallab/.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Mar 28, 2008, 10:45 pm PDT    Filed under: Media    Add Comment »

Prith Banerjee leads HP labs restructuring

Hewlett-Packard Labs director strong>Prith Banerjee (1981 ECE AZ) has been a busy man. Since joining the company in August, he has reorganized HP’s storied R&D organization into 23 labs, each with a new director focused on high-impact projects. He has put a review structure in place to link HP’s business units with the 600-person research division, and he has set up new programs to connect HP Labs to universities and the venture capital community.

Banerjee is getting kudos from around the industry for the reorg, announced with much fanfare March 6. The moves should energize and open up the group, which some had seen as too insular and lacking in impact. Read more of this article at EETimes .

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Mar 28, 2008, 10:26 pm PDT    Filed under: Media, Alumni    Add Comment »

IndAc’08, A Technology Exposition

It gives us immense pleasure to inform that the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is presenting IndAc’08, a technology exposition during the 5th and 6th of April, 2008. IndAc’08 is the first of its kind event in the country, where the best in-house technologies from diverse sectors that are ready for commercialization shall be on display.

Delegates including company executives, entrepreneurs, alumni world-over and venture capitalists are invited to the campus for the event. This event also aims at enhancing Industry-Academia relations through collaborations and research partnerships with IIT. This event will also be a forum for the Industry to come out with their requirements, have interactive sessions with inventors, and initiate research projects to work on niche areas as required.

I am sure that you being an alumnus of this institution would be interested in making use of this opportunity by not only participating in this event but also by spreading awareness about IndAc among your colleagues. This event will give you a unique opportunity to witness the great winds of change and development that this institute has been undergoing and also become an active participant in this process of metamorphosis and contribute towards the success of your Alma Mater.

For further details and information on registration, please visit the website http://www.indac-iitkgp.in . You are requested to confirm your participation as early as possible so that further arrangements can be made. We look forward to your gracious support and co-operation in making IndAc 2008 a resounding success.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr Partha P Chakrabarti Dean (Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy)
INAE Viswesvarya Chair Professor, Computer Sc & Engg
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Mar 28, 2008, 8:00 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Ratan Tata receives Kgp Award

We are delighted to announce that Ratan Tata has been awarded the degree Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by IIT Kharagpur at a ceremony in Mumbai on March 19th. The degree was conferred by our Director Prof. Damodar Acharya.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Mar 28, 2008, 7:58 am PDT    Filed under: Media, Alumni    Add Comment »