SRC's website gets a redesign to improve the integration of SRC information and research results.


  • SRC plans a restructuring to optimize member value; moving from seven to five science areas will attract new members and encourage effective and efficient member involvement. The five new science areas are initiated, which include:
    • Computer-Aided Design and Test Sciences (CADTS)
    • Integrated Circuits and Systems Sciences (ICSS)
    • Materials and Process Sciences (MPS)
    • Nanostructure and Integration Sciences (NIS)
    • Interconnect
  • The scope of the SRC Technology Transfer Group is formally extended to address the entire value chain, including the creation, delivery, extraction and advocacy of value stemming from the SRC research agenda and results.
  • SRC launches two Focus Centers dedicated to very long-term (7-8 years) research in the areas of Design and Test and in Interconnect Sciences.
  • The National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors goes international as the "SIA's" of US, Japan, Europe, and South Korea (and later Taiwan) join forces to update this document. SRC continues to be a leading participant in the new International Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
  • 779 students are supported under SRC contract research, providing an outstanding source of technology transfer through internships and permanent hire. Of the 139 graduating students, 75 are hired by SRC member organizations/universities, representing 54% of the graduating population.
  • Fifty-five Fellowships are supported under the Graduate Fellowship Program. Of the 10 Fellows completing the GFP in 1998, six join member companies or university faculties.
  • A program of Undergraduate Research Scholarships is successfully piloted, with nine summer scholarships and two academic year scholarships placed through SRC-funded faculty.
  • MARCO, a not-for-profit research management subsidiary of SRC managing research projects for individual customers or consortia, launches two new Focus Centers for Focus Center Research Program (FCRP).
  • A special acknowledgement goes to retiring SRC leader Jim Freedman, whose legacy includes initiating TECHCON, a valuable forum of great impact to the industry.
For specific research areas and results, please see this year's annual report. »

1998 Officers

  • George E. Bodway, Board Chairman
  • Larry W. Sumney, CEO
  • Linda L. Gardner, Secretary

1998 Board of Directors

  • Donald L. Wollesen Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Thomas F. Gannon (Jan - Jun) Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Llanda M. Richardson (Jul - Sep) Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Bruce C. Burkey (Jan - Mar) Eastman Kodak Company
  • David N. Nichols (Apr - Dec) Eastman Kodak Company
  • Walter Class Eaton Corporation
  • Dyer A. Matlock (Jan - Oct) Harris Corporation
  • George E. Bodway, Chairman HP Inc.
  • Michael Polcari IBM Corporation
  • Sunlin Chou Intel Corporation
  • Richard D. Schinella LSI Corporation
  • Mark R. Pinto Lucent Technologies
  • Sherry J. Gillespie Motorola Incorporated
  • Gobi R. Padmanabhan National Semiconductor Corporation
  • Michael D. Fitzpatrick Northrop Grumman
  • Richard S. Hill Novellus Systems, Inc.
  • Larry W. Sumney Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • Ashwin Shah (Jan - Sep) Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Yoshio Nishi (Dec) Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • C. Mark Melliar-Smith SEMATECH

1998 SRC Senior Staff

  • Larry W. Sumney, President & CEO
  • Ralph K. Cavin, Vice President, Research Operations
  • Egbert D. (Sonny) Maynard, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Dinesh A. Mehta, Vice President, Administrative Operations and Strategic Initiatives
  • Peter W.J. Verhofstadt, Executive Vice President & Chief Scientist

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