Who we are
SRC is the world’s leading non-profit industry-government-academia microelectronics research consortium funding academic research tasks selected and directed by industry and government members. We’re made up of over 20 premier semiconductor industry companies, three government agencies, and over 100 universities. We manage three programs with a combined 55 research topics and over 500 research projects carried out by over 1,200 SRC-sponsored students.
The research performed through SRC accelerates growth of new markets and new product technologies by pooling industry and government funds to create much larger and more effective research programs than could be done alone. This pooling often leverages members’ dues by 10:1 while providing corporate strategists with keen insights and knowledge of which technologies are tracking to disrupt incumbent technologies.
What we do
For almost 40 years, SRC and its members have assembled the best university researchers while educating an elite workforce of talented graduate students—in science, engineering and technology. SRC graduates accrue a competitive advantage over their non-SRC counterparts, and SRC member organizations secure early access to an expanding set of solutions addressing their deepest technical challenges.
Examples of breakthrough research topics include:
- Nanosheets for GAA transistors
- High K Dielectrics
- Copper interconnects
- Scalable FLASH Memory
- EDA design, simulation, and verification tools
- CMOS mm wave circuit design
SRC has a rich history of success. Since 1982 SRC has funded over $2B of research, has built a semiconductor workforce by sponsoring over 12,000 graduate students, and has provided over 700 patents to member companies. Learn more about Membership Opportunities!