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DARPA Announces $194M University Semiconductor Initiative

January 23, 2013

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Semiconductor Research Corporation have announced a five-year $194 million program working with six universities across the country to support the growth of the semiconductor industry. These research centers are:

  • Center for Future Architectural Research (C-FAR) at the University of Michigan;
  • Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) at the University of Minnesota;
  • Center for Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering (FAME) at the University of California, Los Angeles;
  • Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) at the University of Notre Dame;
  • Center for Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs (SONIC) at the University of Illinois; and,
  • TerraSwarm Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

Each center will receive around $6 million per year over the course of the program. All six of these universities are part of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet), which supports professors and graduate students at 39 universities in developing microelectronics. Each of the above projects have multiple universities from the STARnet participating in the research. Read more...

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