AISAT was the venue for the four day workshop on RL78 Microcontrollers during 7-10Feb 2014. The workshop was organized by IEEE Link along with RENESAS and Neona labs. The workshop witnessed 51 teams from 25 engineering colleges of Kerala. Around 207 students took benefit of the workshop which features hands-on training on the new released RL78 microcontrollers. The workshop was first of its kind in Kerala and was well appreciated by all the participants. RENESAS have announced a competition of projects using the microcontrollers whose finale will be in March 2014.