History of Department of Microelectronics

The Department of Microelectronics was established in 1980 and was based at Antoninska St in Brno, now the seat of the Rector Office of Brno University of Technology. Present professors at the department, Jaromir Brzobohaty, Vladislav Musil and Radimir Vrba were at its beginnings. At first emphasis was laid on instruction with focus on components and design of electronic devices. Later on, with development of microelectronics and emergence of new applications, the department grew up and the scope of instruction and research expanded, gradually encompassing microcontrollers, optoelectronics, sensors, and since 2000 integrated circuits design.

The present

Now the Department of Microelectronics provides instruction in dozens of subjects in all formats of study, most important of them being Electronic components, Analog circuits, Digital circuits and microprocessors, Design of analog/digital integrated circuits, Modelling and simulation. Instruction is guaranteed by experienced staff and also young lecturers and Ph.D. students are involved.

The department employs five professors, seven associate professors, 14 senior lecturers, and technical staff. There are 25 students in the doctoral programme Microelectronics and Technology.

new building

In 2010 the department celebrated 30th anniversary and eventually moved from old inconvenient premises in the centre of town to the new campus of Brno University of Technology where it found a modern workplace well equipped for instruction and research.

Research is focused on design, development and testing of integrated circuits. Available for design of integrated circuits is a completely new design laboratory with the design software Cadence sponsored by the company ON Semiconductor, one of our major partners. The company does not only support design, but is also involved in work on our diploma theses, organizes seminars and offers support to excellent students. Integrated circuits implementation is incorporated in the programme EUROPRACTICE in the European inter-university microelectronic centre IMEC Leuven in Belgium.


Other progressive research area is sensorics and sensor signal processing, design and implementation of devices and systems for sensor applications, embedded systems for programming of microcontrollers, mount technology and packaging, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, data processing and wireless transmission. For more information go to Research.