SRC celebrates 10 years of cooperative research in service to the semiconductor industry.
The National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (NTRS) is created in a major industry cooperative effort led by SIA. SRC’s Dr. Robert Burger provided co-leadership with Dr. William Howard, a SEMATECH consultant, for the planning and implementation of the SIA Semiconductor Technology Workshop in Dallas in November 1992. Dr. Gordon Moore, chairman of the board of Intel Corp., convened the working session to help the industry devise a common technology roadmap for the next 15 years. More than 170 of the country’s leading IC technologists formed breakout groups to devise the plan that used the National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors’ reports as a starting point. Committee members included representatives of industry, academia, SEMATECH, DARPA, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the national laboratories. In 1998, NTRS would become the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
The first decade of SRC has produced impressive results, including:
- $200 million in research contracts funded
- Hundreds of faculty members supported
- More than 1,000 graduate students hired by the industry
- Over 950 interactive meetings and events held
- 8,000 research reports published
- 41 patents issued, another 38 patents filed
SRC is nominated for The National Medal of Technology by distinguished scientist and medal recipient Erich Bloch.
A Technology Insertion Project is created to move SRC research results to their logical next step: insertion into SRC-participating companies’ design and manufacturing processes.
SRC welcomes 18 new participants.
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and SRC commission a public opinion survey that finds broad support among Americans for the concept that high-technology industries are critical to the nation’s productivity, economic health and military security. Almost unanimously (96 percent), the American public regards high-technology industries as strategic to the nation’s future.