Todd Younkin

President and CEO

In August of 2020, Dr. Todd Younkin became the President & CEO of SRC, where he leads a ~$100M/yr. global research agenda supported by ~3k academic and industrial researchers, 27 international companies, and 3 U.S. government agencies (DARPA, NSF, and NIST).

Following his appointment, SRC released its 2030 Decadal Plan for Semiconductors, where it identified the five “seismic shifts” shaping the future of information and communication technologies (ICT). Working closely with SIA, SRC called for greatly increased federal investments throughout the decade to establish a smarter pipeline for semiconductor R&D, aligned to SRC’s Decadal Plan. This drove and resulted in the passage of the CHIPS and SCIENCE ACT of 2022 on August 9th, 2022.

Todd’s excited by the worldwide call for a renewed investment in semiconductor materials, hardware, and design, as well as the equally important calls for an emphasis on education and workforce development and our need for environmental sustainability. Only by investing in a bright, collective future, will we rise to the meet the opportunities presented by the next industrial revolution.

Prior to becoming SRC’s CEO, Dr. Younkin worked at Intel from 2001-2020, with research and development experience that spanned Intel’s 0.18um to 5nm nodes and a variety of Intel business units. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Florida and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Younkin is currently on the Georgia Tech ECE Executive Advisory Board and is an Advisor to America’s Frontier Fund.

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