Žilina and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz, May 3, 2023 - On May 3, 2023, the University of Žilina in Žilina (UNIZA) and onsemi (Nasdaq: ON) will celebrate the fifth anniversary of onsemi‘s Technical Support Centre, which was established in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UNIZA. The center focuses on providing technical support and research projects in the field of microelectronics. The center offers high-tech job opportunities to students, graduates and staff of the Faculty.
The celebration will be attended by students and management of UNIZA, together with Slovak and international representatives of onsemi. The visitor experience will feature presentations on the future of electromobility, a photo booth, a tour and a birthday cake. It will also include competitions to win a drive in the new Audi e-Tron GT, Tesla S Plaid, and other interesting prizes.
The onsemi technical support center was established at UNIZA as the first university in Slovakia
Five years ago, onsemi Slovakia established the onsemi Technical Support Centre (TSC) on UNIZA premises to facilitate collaborative activity between the two organizations. The program has been highly successful as the current onsemi TSC engineering team consists of mostly UNIZA graduates, who provide worldwide technical support to onsemi customers. The presence of TSC at the university has brought industry experience and problem-solving and blended it together with academic principles. By deepening the expertise in the field of application support for complex integrated circuits, interest in the technical study programs in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UNIZA increased significantly
UNIZA is one of the European leaders in the field of cooperation between universities and industry
The cooperation between onsemi and UNIZA is now also internationally recognized. At the 10th Central Eastern Europe Business Summit and Awards in Warsaw, the center was awarded Best University-Business Cooperation for Central and Eastern Europe. "Winning this prestigious award underlines the results of five years of tenacious teamwork". according to Ján Grauzeľ, manager of the Global Technical Support Centre. "It is an appreciation of the technical skills of our employees, investments, application development, achieved synergies and ultimately proves that the model of cooperation that we jointly applied with the University of Žilina has been successful."
Pavol Špánk, PhD., Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UNIZA, reflecting positively on the success of TSC says: "I supported the opening of the joint center, seeing it as an excellent opportunity not only for our students to work on the latest technologies but also for the Žilina region, where it has contributed greatly to the development of the electrotechnical industry. This activity fully aligns with the established trend at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering towards greater cooperation with industry."
"As a technology company, being on the faculty floor is important as it gives us access to the talent we are looking for to support our highly specific technical solutions,“ said Andrej Tomašik, general manager, ON Semiconductor Slovakia, a.s. "It also allows us to support education in Slovakia by making the latest technologies available on campus.“
UNIZA is a modern university-type university with a rich tradition. At seven faculties (Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, Faculty of Security Engineering and Faculty of Humanities), it currently educates more than 8,000 students in 180 accredited study programs in all forms and levels of university studies. So far, more than 79,000 graduates have successfully completed their studies at the UNIZA, 2,200 of them from abroad. The university employs more than 1,500 employees, 650 of whom are university teachers. With its more than sixty-year history, it occupies a leading place in the Slovak educational area, not only by the number of students, the offer of accredited study programs, but especially by significant research and international activities.