Establishment and Operation of Philippine Electronics Product Development Center

The project focuses on the setting up of the Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC), a world-class facility designed to support the electronics industry by providing various technical support services to promote innovation and high value product development.

PHASE 1: The primary objective of this project is to establish and operate a product development center for the electronics industry that will house hardware and software tools and facilities which can be used by companies or schools to design develop and test hardware and software for electronics products for their intended applications.

Specific Objectives:

1) To set-up infrastructure, tools and equipments for the electronics product development center.
2) To conduct human resource development of the workforce that will operate and manage the electronics product
development center through training and exposure to electronics product design flow.
3) To support future R&D projects that will utilize the tools and equipments provided in the product development center.

The primary objective of this project is to operate, enhance and expand the EPDC. This is seen as a catalyst in moving the electronics industry forward to R&D.

Specific objectives:

1. To complete the EMC test facility with the EMS capability.
2. To expand the capability and capacity of the Rapid PCB Prototyping facility.
3. To support electronic designers in the regions.
4. To secure international accreditation of the EMC facility.

STATUS                       Phase I- Completed
Phase II- Ongoing
TARGET BENEFICIARIES:  - Electronics companies and other members of the supply chain
- Academic and other training institutions
- Engineering associations
- Government institutions
- Venture capitalists, SMEs
- OEMs, ODMs, Resellers
- Independent designers 

About Us

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541