Request for White Papers in Test and Testability

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 test and testability in January 2004. This request is open to university researchers worldwide; if you know of interested parties, please feel free to make them aware of this solicitation. Member needs in this area are outlined in the needs document on the SRC web site. Interested researchers should note the proposal and review schedule below. Following submission of a 1-page white paper in the specified format byJuly 1, 2003. SRC member company reviewers will select a group from which full, university-approved proposals will be requested by September 5, 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 January 1, 2004.

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 Timeline
Event Date
Publication of Request for White Papers June 5, 2003
Deadline to Submit White Papers July 1, 2003
Proposals Requested August 6, 2003
Deadline to Submit Proposals September 5, 2003
Contract Awards Announced November 15, 2003
Funding Start January 1, 2004

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