Call for Research in Integrated System Design

Overview

The Integrated Circuit and Systems Sciences (ICSS) area of SRC GRC is soliciting white papers (due July 25, 2013) in the area of Integrated System Design, for work to begin February 2014 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 full proposals, and a limited number of contracts will be awarded based on these proposals according to the schedule below. This process will be completed in two stages and only selected white papers will be advanced to the full proposal stage. We will pursue proposals based on quality, perceived member value and available funds. SRC GRC 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 Integrated System Design, developed by a task force of SRC GRC industry members, are outlined in a new Integrated System Design needs document.

White Paper Guidelines

Responses are limited to a single page, using at least a 10-point font, and MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE SRC GRC WEB SITE by THURSDAY, JULY 25, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT. White papers not meeting these requirements will not be considered. Investigators are limited to participation in two white papers for this solicitation.

Please include the following identifying information in your white paper:

  • Project title
  • Needs category/sub-categories addressed by your submission
  • Investigator(s)
  • University
  • Telephone number and e-mail address

Please address the following topics 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 beyond the 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 GRC member companies
  • Funding: a per-year approximation of overall funding requirements (university approval and official budgets are not required at this time)
  • Students: involvement and education of graduate students is a key SRC GRC goal; typical funded proposals will support 1-2 full time students

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Disclose blocking background intellectual property (any issues regarding blocking IP must be resolved before award of contract)
  • Update information about participating students
  • Submit publications resulting from sponsored research
  • Participate in annual research reviews
  • Provide annual reports and pre-defined deliverables
  • Interact with industry liaisons

Timetable and Deadlines

EventDate
Open Call for White Papers Monday, June 24, 2013
Deadline to Submit White Papers Thursday, July 25, 2013 (3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT)
Proposals Requested Friday, September 6, 2013
Deadline to Submit Proposals Thursday, October 3, 2013 (3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT)
Program/Funding Start Saturday, February 1, 2014

Please direct all technical questions to David Yeh .
All other questions and responses should be directed to Mary Nichols.

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