DOST-ASTI, EPIIC hold first electronics learning series

4 Mar 2019 3:43 PM


Norhayla Magandia of the DOST-ASTI EPDC Project

On 28 February 2019, the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), under its EPDC as Platform for Inclusive Innovation and Collaboration (EPIIC) Program, hosted the first installment of its EPIIC Learning Series at the DOST-ASTI Training Room.

The EPIIC Learning Series follows a lecture class-type setup with experts giving discussions on topics in electronics and electrical engineering. The session was attended by undergraduate and masters students, professionals, and ASTI staff in the field of electronics.

Norhayla Magandia of DOST-ASTI opened the event  by showcasing the products and services of the EPDC. DOST-ASTI Acting Director Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. then welcomed the participants with a short speech on the advancements of electronics and relating it to DOST-ASTI’s R&D initiatives.

The first lecturer was Engr. Genedyn Gems S. Mendoza of DOST-ASTI. The UP Diliman MS EE graduate facilitated a discussion on the Introduction to RF Circuit Design. RF circuits are used more and more in this wireless era, making the efficient production of such items a rather important point of discussion.

Engr. Genedyn Gems S. Mendoza (with Ms. Juvilyn Castañeda of the DOST-ASTI Office of the director) after her Introduction to RF Circuit Design lecture

The second lecture happened in the afternoon and was presided by Engr. Edgar Allan G. Policarpio, who has extensively worked in R&D engineering since graduating from Mapua Institute of Technology in 1989. Mr. Policarpio talked about the Essential Principles of Signal Integrity, an essential concept for high-speed digital infrastructures and designs.

Engr. Edgar Allan G. Policarpio discusses the Principles of Signal Integrity at the first EPIIC Learning Series

About EPDC and the EPIIC Program

The EPDC is a world-class facility designed to support the electronics industry by providing various technical support services to promote innovation and high value product development. Following its initial success and foreseen potential, the DOST, in partnership with Electronics Industries Association of the Philippines, Inc. and DOST-ASTI, launched the EPIIC Program.

The EPIIC Program by DOST-ASTI, through the Electronics Product Development Center, provides support to companies, schools, and government agencies in terms of designing, prototyping, and testing electronic products, catalyzing productivity and global competitiveness of the local electronics industry.