The STARnet mission provides long-term breakthrough research that results in paradigm shifts and multiple technology options. STARnet is 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. STARnet focuses on beyond CMOS technology options and systems integration and discovery to enable both CMOS and beyond CMOS components. The program also provides access to highly trained university graduate students.