14 Facilities There are extensive facilities available to support the Department’s programs. Laboratories for research and teaching encompass: advanced VLSI design and testing analog, automatic-control, biomedical instrumentation, broadband networks, computer networks and system integration, digital electronics and microprocessors, electro-optics, fine-line lithography, integrated power elec tronics, machine intel l igence, opt ical dev ice characterization, robot manipulation, signal processing and communication and wireless communication. Relevant central facilities, research centers and research institutes include: the Automation Technology Center, Center for Networking, Center for Wireless Information Technology, Multimedia Technology Research Center, Nanosystem Fabrication Facility (CWB), Photonics Technology Center, Semiconductor Product Analysis and Design Enhancement Center. In addition to the University’s central computing facilities, the Department has over 200 Linux/ Solaris workstations and over 900 PCs and Apple computers. Both industrial standard and researchoriented software are used by faculty and students for teaching and research.