Solicitation for research in integrated circuit and system design, computer-aided design and test, and packaging from New York faculty

SRC and MDC jointly seek to sponsor research at universities in New York State in design techniques, and test and design tools, for integrated circuits and packages, to benefit SRC industrial member companies and the State of New York. Industry needs in these areas are summarized in these SRC needs documents:

A critical need for both agencies is the training of graduate students in the design and technology areas important to SRC members and to the technology sector of the New York State business community.

Funding is available for a limited number of awards of $100,000 each for the one-year period February 1, 2003 - January 31, 2004, comprised of a contract with the SRC for $50,000, and a grant from MDC for $50,000. It is anticipated that these awards will be renewed for two additional years, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Universities receiving awards will execute contracts with the Semiconductor Research Corporation using standard SRC terms and conditions. In general, SRC members will have unrestricted, royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to the results of SRC-funded research (which remain the property of the university), and proposers must disclose the existence of any potentially blocking background intellectual property in their proposals. Successful proposers will be invited to an annual SRC review in the particular thrust area selected, in addition to the annual MDC review.

Proposals will include "catalog page" describing an outline of the research benefits and approach; particularly helpful will be indications of current or anticipated interaction with SRC member companies. Proposals should be submitted by November 21, 2002.

Event Deadline
Announcement 10/15/02
Proposals due 11/21/02
Funding decision available 1/17/03
Funding Start 2/1/03

SRC, a not-for-profit consortium of semiconductor manufacturing companies and their suppliers, seeks to support university research that benefits its members through transfer of results and tools, early access to publications and presentations, and employment of supported students at member companies in permanent and intern positions.

MDC, a virtual center of public and private universities in New York State sponsored by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR), seeks to support work in integrated circuit design at New York universities which fosters economic growth and job creation in the State and the State's high tech business community.

Please direct all questions to Bill Joyner, (919) 941-9400.

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

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