FCRP Program Mission
FCRP Legacy Content
FCRP Phase V ended on 31-Jan-2013, and this content may no longer be current.
Longer term microelectronics research is now being sponsored by DARPA and industry participants in STARnet (FCRP Phase VI).
The FCRP mission provides long-term breakthrough research that results in paradigm shifts and multiple technology options. The program provides a U.S.-based university research program that is guided strategically by industry and the U.S. government, but managed by the U.S. university community. It provides a multi-university, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment that is highly leveraged by both industry and U.S. Department of Defense funding. The FCRP program provides for research focused on carrying CMOS to its ultimate limits, while developing "hooks" to solutions beyond CMOS. The program also provides access to highly trained university graduate students.