ECE Corporate Partners

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering would like to express its sincere gratitude to our ECE Partners listed below. If you would like more information about partnering with ECE, please contact Heather Daughtridge, Director of External Affairs, at 919-513-2251.

ABB Inc.

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and embedded systems applications.

Analog Devices, Inc.

Analog Devices, Inc. defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI's analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. They have approximately 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas and the Midwest, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Duke Energy commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.


Gridco Systems is a provider of intelligent utility-scale power distribution solutions designed to address the evolving demands of the 21st century electric grid.


International Business Machines (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation. We enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

MIT Lincoln Labs

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas. The laboratory works with industry to transition new concepts and technology for system development and deployment.


From the data center to the cloud, Oracle not only eliminates the complexity that stifles business innovation, but also engineers in speed, reliability, security, and manageability. Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For customers needing modular solutions, Oracle’s open architecture and multiple operating system options—including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, and more— provide unmatched choice and other benefits. This allows customers to build the most optimized infrastructure for their enterprise.

Progress Energy

Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida.


Rambus specializes in the development and innovation of technologies that enhance the end-user experience of electronic systems.