Request for White Papers in Logic and Physical Design and Analysis

The Semiconductor Research Corporation periodically reviews its research portfolio to assure a balance of university research to meet the needs of SRC member companies. The Computer-Aided Design and Test science area of SRC anticipates being able to add to this work a number of research tasks in computer-aided logic and physical design and analysis early in 2003. Member needs in this area are outlined in the needs document and its accompanying presentation on the SRC web site.

Interested researchers should note the proposal and review schedule below. These steps will permit the funding of projects in March 2003. Following submission of a 1-page white paper in the specified format by September 27, 2002. SRC member company reviewers will select a group from which full, university-approved proposals will be requested by December 13, 2002. (Proposers will be asked to disclose and address any background intellectual property that must be licensed separately to practice the research.) A limited number of proposals to be funded will be selected from these submissions, with contract starts anticipated March 1, 2003.

White papers should address research with a 3-8 year time horizon, and outline a three-year program. The calendar for this proposal cycle is as follows:

White Paper and Proposal Timetable
Event Deadline
Publication of Request for White Papers August 15, 2002
Deadline to Submit White Papers September 27, 2002
Proposals Requested November 11, 2002
Deadline to Submit Proposals December 13, 2002
Contract Awards Announced February 17, 2003
Program/Funding Start March 1, 2003

If you know of other interested parties, please feel free to make them aware of this solicitation, which is open to university researchers worldwide.

Please direct all questions to William Joyner or Dale Edwards, 919-941-9400.

4819 Emperor Blvd, Suite 300 Durham, NC 27703 Voice: (919) 941-9400 Fax: (919) 941-9450

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