Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments (C-NICE)

PI: Placid Ferreira

C-NICE serves as a global hub for the smart, reconfigurable technology that will drive the manufacturing plants, medical environments, autonomous vehicles and smart homes of the future.

Potential projects include ones designed to advance aspects of Foxconn Interconnect Technology's core businesses for the computing, communication, and sensing infrastructure that constitute the backbone of the Internet of Things-enabled systems and environments. Other projects could include precision components, such as electronic and optoelectronic connectors (like a network cable or HDMI cable), antennas (like those used in a cell phone), sensors (like those that cars use to park themselves), and parts used in digital cameras. Additional forward-looking projects exploring advances for next-generation communications infrastructure, consumer electronics, and mobile devices for the intelligent, safe environments of the future could be selected.

C-NICE is funded through a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Foxconn Interconnect Technology.