"My placement was a really valuable introduction to the electronics industry, and allowed me to see the real-life applications of all the theory I had learned at university." Eleftheria
University: Imperial College London
Degree Course: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics
Electronics is an extremely wide field that affects everyday life in countless ways. I find it fascinating how many applications it has and where it can be found. Studying electronics opens numerous doors in various aspects of the electronics industry in cutting edge fields. It is also a very rapidly growing discipline, that becomes more and more important in our increasingly digital and connected world.
Why I chose onsemi
I was very intrigued after reading about the various applications of onsemi’s products on medical and particularly automotive applications, such as IC chips used in cameras for cars. I wanted to learn more about IC design, and particularly analogue electronics, which is also the field onsemi offered me to work on during the summer, and hence I was excited and honored to accept.
My placement and its value
I worked on designing a CMOS op-amp which had to meet a set of specifications. I used CAD tools, specifically Cadence Design Environment, and Virtuoso, which is a schematic design software. I had to do quite a bit of reading on CMOS Analog IC design, to acquire the necessary knowledge, as the subject was demanding and required material further than what I had learnt during my first year at university. It was a really valuable introduction to the electronics industry, and allowed me to see the real-life applications of all the theory I had learned at university, and explore a potential future career path. It also helped me hone skills such as communication skills and time management.
I am a creative person, I enjoy music and dance – I have been playing the cello for over 10 years, had theoretical music classes, joined orchestras, and I have reached a semi-professional Latin dancing level. I also enjoy reading most types of fiction and literature, particularly sci-fi and mysteries, as well as classics.
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