Request for White Papers in Integrated System Design

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 Integrated Circuits and Systems science area of SRC anticipates being able to add to this work a number of research tasks in design space exploration, low power algorithms and architectures, high level specification, and related topics in May 2003. Member needs in this area are outlined in the needs document.

Interested researchers should note the proposal and review schedule below. These steps will permit the funding of projects in May 2003. Following submission of a 1-page white paper in the specified format by November 22, 2002. SRC member company reviewers will select a group from which full, university-approved proposals will be requested by January 10, 2003. (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 May 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:

Revised White Paper and Proposal Timetable
Event Deadline
Publication of Request for White Papers August 31, 2002
Deadline to Submit White Papers November 22, 2002
Proposals Requested February 28, 2003
Deadline to Submit Proposals March 28, 2003
Contract Awards Announced May 2, 2003
Program/Funding Start June 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 Justin Harlow, 919-941-9400.

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

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