Multimedia University And Infineon To Collaborate On Projects
MELAKA, Nov 4 (Bernama) -- Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Multimedia University (MMU) have agreed to collaborate on joint development projects of mutual interest to both parties in the next three years.
Infineon's vice president and managing director Peter Bailey said at a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony that both parties aimed to explore areas for cooperation in the development of university research on engineering and information technology (IT).
Under the progamme, Infineon will provide techninal seminars at the university and offers scholarships for top engineering undergraduates and awards for the best final-year projects in related engineering fields.
"The Infineon-MMU collaboration is a long-term strategic programme in advancing innovation and developing a pipeline of technical talent for the demand of tomorrow," said Bailey who added that 50 MMU graduates are currently employed by the company.
The MoU was signed today by MMU president Prof Dr Zaharin Yusoff, Bailey and Infineon's chief financial officer Markus Reisinger, and witnessed by the State Commitee Chairman of Industrial, Commerce, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Datuk Md Yunos Husin.
Zaharin in his speech said under the collaboration, MMU students would be given opportunities to explore Infineon's technologies and hence able to further their careers in Infineon upon graduation.
"There are currently three engineering research projects at the discussion stage and this MoU benefits about 4,000 students studying in the engineering and IT sectors," he said.
MMU, established in 1996 by Telekom Malaysia Berhad, is the first government-approved private university in the country and known for producing graduates in the areas of engineering, IT and ceative multimedia.
Infineon has been present in Melaka since 1973, investing in state-of-the-art technologies in the Free Trade Zone, Batu Berendam, with a workforce of more than 5,300.