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  • Handasa Arabia Organization
      • www.handasarabia.org
  • Outline
    • Arab Education Status
    • Arab Talent Pool at US
    • Handasa Arabia Organization
    • Open Source Hardware.
  • Arab Education Status
    • Students’ Growth Rate
    • Universities’ Growth Rate
    • Distribution & Finance
    • Research
    • Negative Impacts
  • Students Growth Rate
    • Increase 5% from 1985-1996
    • 3.1 millions -1996
    • 3.6 millions -1998
    • Growth rate ramps to 9%
    • 6 millions expected by 2010
  • Universities Growth Rate
    • 10 Universities- Early 50s
    • 175 Universities- 1996
    • 200 Universities -2004
    • 35 % private Universities.
  • Distribution & Finance
    • Average 2500 $/Student (Arab)
    • Average 4500 $/Student (developed)
    • 57 % at average of 550$-1500$
      • Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Yemen, Somali, Sudan, Mauritania
    • 32.5 % at average of 1750$-3100$
      • Palestine, Iraq, Algeria, Libya, Tunis, Jordan , Lebanon
    • 10.5% at average of 1600$-7650$
      • Gulf
  • Negative impacts
    • Low profile Libraries & Laboratories
    • High number /class
    • Students/ Instructors gap
    • Gap with developed world Universities & Research Centers.
    • Low Profile Graduates.
    • Limited Market.
    • Limited Talent Pool
  • Arab Talent Pool in US
    • Academia Talent Pool
    • Executive Talent pool
    • Engineering Talent Pool
  • Academic Talent
    • Some of the top minds at US Universities…
    Source: International Education Network
  • Executive Talent
    • Large pool of executives who acquired key management skills working at startups in the US …
      • Engineering – Delivering products to market
      • Marketing & Sales – Winning business from
      • customers worldwide
      • Finance – Structuring and running global companies
    Source: United States INS
  • Engineering Talent
    • Region continues to produce outstanding technical talent…
  • Handasa Arabia Organization
    • About us
    • Objectives
    • Platform
    • International Collaboration
    • Press
    • Open Source Hardware
  • About Us
    • Community of volunteer engineers worldwide.
    • A Window on the Hi-Tech world
    • Educational Portal
  • About Us- continued
    • Open Source Engineering Systems' Solutions Development
    • Hi-Tech Proponent in developing countries
  • About Us -continued
    • Building Pool of Talent in our region
    • Motivation of Investment in our region.
    • Founded by Three young Arab engineers
  • Objectives
    • Hi-Tech development in Arab and developing countries.
    • Open Source Hardware
    • Reliable, High Quality, and High Performance Designs.
    • Hi-Tech qualifications platform.
    • Bridging Technological, Educational and Cultural gaps between developed and developing countries.
    • Knowledge sharing.
    • Design, Reuse and Integration of open source solutions
  • Platform
    • Regularly Updated Website
      • www.handasarabia.org
  • Platform-continued
    • Projects.
      • NOUR (Open Bluetooth Baseband IP core)
      • http://www.handasarabia.org/folder.php?id=17
      • OFOQ ( PDA-Personal Digital Assistant on Chip)
      • http://www.handasarabia.org/folder.php?id=11
  • “ NOUR” & International Research
    • “ NOUR” And The “ Proteus” project at Nagee Ann Poly-technique at Singapore
      • The "Proteus" Project has selected NOUR to be as the “Baseband” IP layer of the Bluetooth system that is under implementation as a test vehicle of the technology.
      • One Partner does the Verification boards, another doing the RF and “Handasa Arabia” is the baseband provider.
  • Platform-continued
    • Mailing-lists
      • General and Projects free lists
      • http://www.handasarabia.org/document.php?id=82
  • Platform cont.
    • Contests
      • IEDCS - The 1 st International Electronics Design Contest for Students
      • http://www.handasarabia.org/iedcs04
      • Call for Tutorials & Articles.
      • http://www.handasarabia.org/document.php?id=82
  • Platform-continued
    • CVS (Concurrent Versioning System)
    • http://cvs.handasarabia.org
  • Platform-continued
    • Tutorials
    • Tutorials for students and practicing engineers in all engineering disciplines
  • Platform-continued
    • Hi-Tech News.
    • The latest of the state-of-the-art in technology and engineering
  • Platform-continued
    • Open Research Incubators .
    • There is a requirment for aggregation of the distrubuted intellectual research power among the globe.
    • http://www.handasarabia.org/document.php?id=152
  • Platform-continued
    • Open EDA DesignTools ; OpenTech Package
    • The 1 st open electronics design tools distribution
    • http://www.eedesign.com/story/OEG20030814S0025
  • International Collaboration
    • Several academic and Industrial Contributors from Different Asian and Western Countries.
    • Handasa Arabia is Open for ALL Participants. It doesn't discriminate against a race or a religion
  • Press
    • August 25, 2003
      • EEtimes and EEdesign featured Top Story
      • “ Arab Engineers Launch Open source Organization”
      • www.eedesign.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=17408557
  • EEtimes Top-Story for Handasa Arabia
  • Press -continued.
    • July 1 st , 2004
      • EEdesign “Exclusive Feature” Article.
      • “ An Introduction to Open Source Hardware Development ”
      • EEdesign “Most-Read” Feature Award for July 2004
      • www.eedesign.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22103383
  • EEtimes Most Read Feature for July 2004
  • Press -continued
    • August 04, 2004
      • EEtimes and EEdesign news story about IEDCS’04
      • Design contests seek EE student submissions
      • www.eedesign.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=26805904
  • IEDCS at EEdesign
  • Open Source Hardware
    • Introduction and Motivation
    • Definition
    • Open HW Implementation
    • Roadmap
    • Business Models
    • Hi-Tech Promotion in Developed Countries
    • New Computational Engines and Internet
    • Challenges and Suggested Solutions
  • Introduction & Motivation
    • Open Source Software Success
    • Software-Hardware Analogy
    • Cost Reduction
    • Short Time to Market
    • Reusability
    • Customization
  • Open Hardware Definition
    • Disclosure of design data
      • design specification
      • HDL files
      • simulation test benches
      • synthesis results
      • utilization instructions
      • interfaces to other systems
    • Governed by GPL-combatable licenses
      • General Public License.
    • Open EDA design tools
  • Open HW Implementation
    • Software programs runs on programmable processors.
    • Programmable Implementation Platforms are the most suitable for open designs implementation
  • Open HW Roadmap
    • Phase I (Primary)
      • Simple open designs and boards.
    • Phase II (Advanced)
      • Advanced designs and boards
      • Vendors produce boards at low cost
      • Downloaded designs from Internet to run on open low cost boards.
    • Phase III (Run Time Configuration)
      • Complex designs
      • Run time reconfiguration of programmable devices
      • Vanish of software/hardware boundary
      • Linux can be executed as Hardware!
  • Hi-Tech Promotion in Developing Countries
    • Open-source hardware is an open resource for industrial and academic fields.
    • Lack of high-tech activities and firms.
    • Lack of expertise in the high-tech field.
    • Open-source allows interaction with a wide spectrum of experts in high-tech fields all over the world.
    • HDL designs that address programmable logic devices based implementation platforms can be affordable, as chip manufacturing is beyond economic capabilities.
    • Open source might help focus the spotlight on high-tech talents and qualifications in developing countries that are hidden due to market constraints .
  • New Computational Engines & Internet
    • Hardware designs resemble simple computer software programs.
    • Computers replaced by programmable boards.
    • Boards Networks frame the Future Designers Internet Services.
    • Designers connect to remote boards and implement their designs like we download programs from internet!
  • Challenges & Solutions
    • Cost of EDA design tools
      • Development of open tools
    • Manufacturing Cost
      • Programmable platforms implementation
    • Design Protection
      • GPL Licenses.
    • Anti-Industry
      • Reduce time and cost
      • Refine of Open designs at low cost
      • Adoption of large users designs
    • Credibility
      • High Quality and Documentation
      • Time.