Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing Office to define the future technology goals of the microelectronics and advanced packaging technology (MAPT) industry.
Per the $300,000 award, over the next 18 months SRC will develop a manufacturing roadmap for MAPT including identification of essential technologies and steps needed to develop a workforce to support the roadmap. SRC was the only awardee chosen by NIST’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to focus on these emerging MAPT technologies. This roadmap will be created and used by the community to bolster emerging microelectronics applications and fortify the microelectronics supply chain.
“SRC’s proven leadership as a world-renowned facilitator of interdisciplinary research makes us uniquely suited to address the real and present challenges of bringing the R&D community together to set the technical direction for strengthening the U.S. economy and securing supply chains in the microelectronics industry. NIST’s recognition of our capabilities creates an exciting opportunity to establish essential research infrastructure in the field of microelectronics and advanced packaging technology” said SRC President and CEO, Dr. Todd Younkin.
According to SRC Chief Scientist Victor Zhirnov, “The selection of SRC highlights the need for mapping out the future of emerging microelectronics. This award closely aligns with SRC’s Decadal Plan which stresses the urgency of increased funding in this area.”
In developing the roadmap, SRC looks forward to building consensus and working with leaders from industry, government, and academia. Key partners for governance of this roadmap will include representatives from AMD, IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments, Purdue University, SUNY Binghamton, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Minority Serving Institutions (MSI’s) such as Morgan State University and Hampton University will play a vital role in bringing diverse perspectives to the roadmap and expanding workforce development opportunities.