A Perfect Blend

When it comes to finding the perfect blend for advancing winemaking innovation, American entrepreneur Dr. T.J. Rodgers and his wife, Valeta, have found the answer—funding interdisciplinary research by establishing a fellowship to support electrical and computer engineering graduate students working on wine research at UC Davis.

ECE Receives Record Number of Gifts for Give Day 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering proudly received more than $30,000 donations from 86 gifts for Gift Day 2021. This is a record high in both the total donor amount and the numbers of gifts, which ranks the department first in the College of Engineering. We thank the generous support from all of our alumni and friends for a very successful Give Day. ECE used the donations received for last year's Give Day to support  remote labs and our students through the pandemic. Leveraging the gifts this year, ECE will continue to provide the best support for our students.

Silvaco Donates $2.2 Million Semiconductor Simulation and Analysis CAD Tools to UC Davis


Silvaco, a leader in electronic design automation and computer-aided design, has made a substantial software donation to the ECE department; equivalent to $2.2 Million. The design software that Silvaco provides span from atoms to systems, from molecular behavior impacting semiconductor devices, to design and analysis of transistor circuits, and finally to complex intellectual property blocks for systems-on-chips designs. 

Generous Support from Texas Instruments for Undergraduate Labs during the Pandemic

Texas Instruments (TI) has continued to provide generous support of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department’s undergraduate teaching labs during the pandemic. This has been especially helpful during the ramp-up of high-quality, hands-on, remote lab instruction. “Texas Instruments supports the engaging learning experience created at UC Davis, especially in this time where remote learning is so critical,” said ChengNing Wang, director of university marketing at Texas Instruments.