Engineers from the University of Glasgow are contributing to a new AI hub for advancement of the UK electronics industry advancement.

The newly established AI Hub for Productive Research and Innovation in Electronics (APRIL), is one of nine AI research hubs across the nation and recently received substantial portion of £80 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a division of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The primary goal of APRIL is to build AI tools to accelerate the development of key components such as new semiconductor materials, complex microchip designs, and system architectures, which will lead to faster, cheaper, greener, and overall more power-efficient electronics. The hub will be established at the University of Edinburgh.

“This hub is a very exciting opportunity to nurture new, cutting-edge breakthroughs for the electronics industry not only in the UK but also globally,” said Vihar Georgiev, professor of nanoelectronics and leader of DeepNano Group at the University of Glasgow.

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