The CND aims to create an environment in which the electronics industry can thrive in the region and has a vision of becoming an internationally leading education and research Center supporting the growth of the Electronics and Devices industry in the region.


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Message from the Director

The faculty and researchers in the Center have contributed tremendously to the global industry and the contributions of the Center has helped into major acquisitions in fields of: Electronic devices, Custom digital VLSI, Analog, RF and mixed-signal circuits, Bio-chips, System-on-Chip (SoC) design, Solar harvesting, CAD, MEMs, optics and optoelectronics, EDA, Innovative Design Methodologies and Verification Techniques, and Hybrid Systems Integration. 

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CND In Motion

Areas of Specialization


Research Projects

The CND conducts its research in its central labs at AUC and ZC as well as a group of well-equipped labs in local universities and institutions where CND has agreements with.


Teaching and Learning

CND hires top junior researchers, and students who can work on industry-relevant research topics. 

Academia Support

Services Industry and Academia Support

The CND is planning to overcome the lack of many resources needed by students and researchers by creating the first CAD cloud in Egypt, which will later be extended to the MENA region, providing most of the top CAD tools used in the industry to universities and research institutes. 


Community Outreach

The CND sees itself as part of the VLSI community in the region, and accordingly strengthening the community will eventually add to CND’s strength.