Call for Research in Logic, Physical, and Electrical Design and Analysis Tools


The Computer-Aided Design and Test Science area is soliciting white papers (due July 23, 2004) in the area of logic, physical, and electrical design and analysis tools for work to begin in February 2005 for an expected three-year period.

This call for research, issued to universities worldwide, may be addressed by individual investigators or by research teams. Successful white paper authors will be invited to submit a full proposal, and a limited number of contracts will be awarded based on these proposals according to the schedule below.

Depending on the quality of proposals and the funds available, SRC may decide to pursue all, some or none of the proposed projects. SRC may also elect to negotiate a project's research scope or a team's composition to meet funding or synergy goals.

Research Needs

Member needs in logic, physical, and electrical design and analysis tools, developed by a task force of SRC industry members are outlined in a new needs document which should be consulted and referred to in your white paper.

White Paper Guidelines

Responses are limited to a single page, using at least a 10-point font, and must be submitted via the SRC Web site. White papers not meeting these requirements will not be considered.

Please include the following identifying information in your white paper:

  • Project title
  • Investigators
  • University
  • Telephone number and e-mail address

Please make sure to address the following in your white paper:

  • Context: emphasis area and problem to be addressed
  • Rationale: value in terms of semiconductor industry needs
  • Novelty: role of this research in advancing knowledge and state-of-the-art
  • Approach: strategy for addressing the problem
  • Results: anticipated output of a successful effort
  • Engagement: how you now or will plan to interact with SRC member companies
  • Funding: a per-year approximation of overall budget requirements (university approval and official budgets are not required at this time)
  • Students: involvement and education of graduate students is a key SRC goal

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Disclose blocking background intellectual property
  • Update information about participating students
  • Submit publications resulting from sponsored research
  • Participate in annual research reviews
  • Provide annual reports and pre-defined deliverables

Timetable and Deadlines

White Paper and Anticipated Proposal Timetable
Event Deadline
Publication of Request for White Papers June 25, 2004
Deadline to Submit White Papers July 23, 2004
Proposals Requested September 1, 2004
Deadline to Submit Proposals September 24, 2004
Contract Awards Announced December 13, 2004
Funding Start February 1, 2005

Please direct all technical 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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