Analog Devices India Announces Winners of Anveshan Fellowship

Bangalore, Karnataka, India-Business Wire India 
Analog Devices, Inc., the global leader in high-performance semiconductors for
signal-processing applications announced the winners of its Student Design
Project Fellowship, Anveshan 2012. Anveshan, a system design fellowship was
initiated in the year 2010 in order to encourage and enhance system level
engineering expertise among engineering students. The contest gives India's
engineering students an opportunity to showcase their innovation, product design
and problem solving abilities while being mentored by experienced industry
veterans. This edition of the fellowship saw over 180 registrations from over
100 engineering universities and colleges across India. 
After two rounds of screening several design proposals including viva sessions
with selected teams, 10 finalists were shortlisted. These teams were assigned
two mentors from Analog Devices in addition to a faculty guide from their
respective colleges. Analog Devices funded and supported the 10 finalists with
all necessary components, kits and boards that were necessary to realize the
system. A mid-project evaluation was conducted in January, where the competing
teams presented their projects to an Analog Devices panel for feedback and
course correction, if any. The teams then presented their complete systems for
final evaluation. These were assessed by the judging panel through a stringent
question and answer session with the teams along with live demonstration of the
designed system. The winners were chosen based on parameters such as innovative
concept & implementation, performance & design, novelty of application, testing
strategy, performance of design and presentation & team work. 
The first prize was bagged by National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy,
for its ‘low cost portable health monitor with spirometer & pulse oximeter.'
The winning team, represented by Kotha Praneetha, Deepak Krishnan and Harini
Muthukrishnan, received a cash prize of Rs. 1,65,000. The second prize was
bagged by Visvesvaraya College Of Engineering, Bangalore for its ‘brain
controlled bionic ear.' Sastra University, Thanjavur, was awarded the third
prize for its ‘blind eye' project. The second and third prize winners received
cash prizes of Rs. 1,10,000 and Rs. 55, 000 respectively. 
Commenting on the program, Somshubro (Som) Pal Choudhury, managing director,
Analog Devices India said, “Today's students are tomorrow's scientists,
engineers and innovators. At ADI, we are deeply committed to building a strong
connect with the academic and engineering student community in India in order to
support the development of the next generation of system design engineers in the
country. We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and energy within the engineering
student community that we witnessed during the course of Anveshan 2012. More
importantly, we were very impressed with the quality of projects that show
innovation as well as a keen understanding of the needs of the India
eco-system.” 
Prof. S. Sadagopan, Founder and Director of IIIT-Bangalore, who handed out the
prizes to the winning teams, said, “Students today need to overcome the bridge
between the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and look at the
subject more holistically. The current dynamics in the industry and
opportunities such as Anveshan are good platforms for them to learn, innovate
and actively contribute towards the industry.” He further encouraged the
students stating, “Students today should focus on excelling in what they
choose to pursue and have courage to follow what they believe in.” 
Members of the winning team from NIT, Trichy, commented, “Working with Analog
Devices has been a profound learning experience for all of us. Our journey from
creating a literary survey to building the entire system has been magnificent.
The invaluable support from our mentors through weekly calls as well as guiding
us to relevant ADI design portals and tutorials was crucial to achieving this.
Presenting our final prototype and receiving the panel's feedback was an
exhilarating experience for the team. We believe that this Fellowship will play
a decisive role in shaping our careers and would like to wholeheartedly thank
ADI for this opportunity.” 
Analog Devices has been operating in India for close to 20 years and has been a
pioneer in helping to establish India as a centre of excellence for high end
engineering design. The company is focused on bringing together the industry and
academia and build strong system design expertise across multiple industry
segments. This year Analog Devices also launched an affordable and portable
Analog Discovery kit that replaces expensive lab equipment so that students can
continue to design, experiment and learn anytime and anywhere. 
Visit http://www.analog.com/anveshan to learn more about Anveshan Design
Fellowship 
Visit www.analog.com/india/university to learn about Analog Devices India
University Program 
Visit www.analog.com/india to learn more about Analog Devices India 
About Analog Devices 
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog
Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within
the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data
conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000
customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog
Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and
manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the
S&P 500 Index.  
http://www.analog.com.  
Celebrating close to 20 years in India, Analog Devices has a well-established
sales and distribution network across India serving and supporting design teams
of Multi-National companies (MNCs), Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer
(OEM)s and Independent Design Houses across several segments including
Industrial, Healthcare, Defence, Automotive and Consumer. An expert team of
application engineers, well versed in system design and the value proposition of
Analog Devices products and solutions, engage and support a growing customer
base in India. 
Analog Devices India Product Development Center (IPDC), Bangalore is involved in
some of the most challenging designs today, including complex Application
Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), high performance DSPs, Analog/Mixed Signal
ICs, and embedded software that powers these semiconductor chips. The team at
IPDC has developed Multi-generation of industry leading SHARC® processors and
Blackfin® products, Signal processing ASICs for Inertial MEMS, advanced analog
and mixed signal products. Engineers at IPDC are involved in all stages of
product development from "Concept to Silicon to Production and Supporting
Customers Worldwide". 
http://www.analog.com/india 
To view the photograpgh, please click on the link given below 
First place winners at Anveshan 2012- NIT Trichy with Prof S Sadagopan Founder
and Director of IIIT-Bangalore 
Media contact details 
Sharmita Mandal,
Analog Devices, Inc,
+91 9980989704,
Sharmita.mandal@text100.co.in 
Abhilash Kumar,
Analog Devices, Inc,
+91 9845872451,
Abhilash.kumar@text100.co.in 
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