NXP closely collaborates with universities across the world. One way we
collaborate is by having some of our best people appointed as part-time
professors at universities. NXP has seven part-time professors at the
Netherlands’ three technical universities. Cicero Vaucher, specializing in car
radar technology, is one of them.
Nurturing Bright Minds
Cicero is a professor for one day a week at the Department of Microelectronics
at TU Delft. In that role, he supervises MSc students and PhD candidates on
their research projects. As a part-time professor, Cicero can also contribute
to shaping the faculty’s whole curriculum to ensure that research topics are
addressed that the industry (and NXP in particular) will need in the years
In his inauguration speech at TU Delft, Cicero discussed his area of
expertise, mm-Waves, and more specifically, on integrated front-ends for car
radars. His work was a cornerstone of NXP’s current success in that market. He
also explained today’s challenges in
research: urbanization (pedestrian and cyclist detection), high
integration/low cost, Lidar replacement by higher angular resolution and radar
cross-interference suppression. TU Delft is helping us to address these
challenges, which allows us to maintain our leading position in car radar. Our
close relationship with TU Delft will further enhance our thought leadership
in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Bright minds. Bright futures. NXP team members create breakthrough technologies that advance our world.
The future starts here.
The best companies in ADAS and autonomous driving only want to work with the
best partners. For us to be the supplier of choice, we must work with the
finest universities and students. To become a trusted partner for
universities, we have to collaborate with them closely and build enduring
relationships. Universities value these partnerships too, as these allow them
to learn about today’s markets demand and what the industry is looking for.
It’s also in their interest to direct their scientific research to useful
topics that the world needs. Together, we are helping to foster innovations
that will shape the future.
We Are NXP embodies, spirit and values of NXP, which
is committed to advancing the world by making it safer and more connected. We
pursue our ambitions through technological innovations designed to enhance the
quality of life of our employees, our communities and the world at large, all
the while ensuring sustainability and minimizing our impact on the