UTAR graduands receive Infineon Awards
Two Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) electronic engineering graduands received the Infineon Best Electronic Engineering Student Award and Infineon Best Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Award at an award presentation ceremony held at UTAR Perak campus on 15 August 2012.
Chuah Kim Chook received the Infineon Best Electronic Engineering Student Award worth RM3,000, while Ong Chu En received the Infineon Best Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Award worth RM2,000 from Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd Director and Head of Department of Technology, Dr. Diewald Wolfgang.
Dr. Diewald congratulated the award recipients on their remarkable achievement. He is also delighted that the formal collaboration between Infineon and UTAR has been going extremely well. Besides sponsoring students to perform their Final Year Project (FYP) at the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany, Infineon has partnered with FEGT to organise student plant visits, campus talks and recruitments, internship attachments and industry advisory.
Prof. Chuah thanked Infineon for their generosity in sponsoring the awards and for their continuous support for UTAR. "UTAR is proud of educating diligent students like them, and we hope that this high acknowledgement will inspire them to achieve greater heights in their future endeavours," said Prof. Chuah.
Chuah, the recipient of the Infineon Best Electronic Engineering Student Award, had successfully completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronic Engineering with First Class Honours in May 2012 trimester. "I would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Infineon for this acknowledgement of my efforts," said Chuah, adding that she is extremely thankful to UTAR for providing an environment that is conducive for learning. Within a month after the completion of her studies, Chuah has been employed as a graduate trainee at the pre-silicon validation department of a multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation.
Ong, who also obtained First Class Honours, is currently pursuing Master of Engineering Science and working as research assistant at UTAR. His FYP, titled "Development of Wireless Protocol for Easy Pairing between Multiple Wireless Devices", caught the attention of Infineon who subsequently awarded him the Best Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Award. Funded by Cradle Fund, the project was also part of a collaboration work with Smart Helmet design team. The wireless protocol was designed to pair motorcycle and multiple helmets and was operated in low power so that it can be paired with multiple helmets with only one button. Through this project, one might discover a motorcyclist helmet which has the left, right and stop indicators integrated into it.
The ceremony was witnessed by Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd Director of Department of Technology Mr Tan Soon Keong, President of UTAR Ir. Professor Academician Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, Vice President of UTAR (R&D Commercialization) Prof. Dr. Lee Sze Wei, Dean of FEGT Dr. Yap Vooi Voon, UTAR staff, students and family members of the award recipients.
This is the second time Infineon has been presenting the awards to academically-deserving UTAR students. Headquartered in Germany, Infineon Technologies group is a world leader in the production of semiconductors and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics, chip cards, and security applications. Their subsidiary in Malaysia, Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UTAR at UTAR Perak campus on 19 January 2012.
High Acknowledgement: (From left) Prof. Chuah, Dr. Diewald, Ong, Tan, Chuah, Dr. Yap and Prof. Lee at the award presentation ceremony.