Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) is launched to discover scalable information technologies beyond the limits of charge-based devices.


  • The progress in initiating NRI is remarkable; six cooperative projects with existing National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscience Centers and the first NRI multi-university center — the Western Institute for Nanoelectronics (WIN), headquartered at UCLA in partnership with the state of California — are created.
  • The SRC Board of Directors creates a new award, the SRC Faculty Leadership Award, to recognize leadership exhibited in management of a large, dispersed, SRC-sponsored research program requiring collaboration among multiple universities and faculty from multiple disciplines.
  • SRC funds research at 107 universities, including 26 institutions outside the United States.
  • TECHCON 2005 is held in Portland, Oregon; the event draws 442 participants, including 158 student presenters.
  • Nearly 1,000 students participate in SRC-funded research; over 500 participate in MARCO/FCRP-funded research. Of SRC students graduating in 2005, 66% went to work for SRC member organizations or are undergraduate or master’s students continuing to advanced degrees.
  • A Student Handbook is published on the SRC and MARCO websites to help students better understand how to interact with SRC and MARCO and to take advantage of available opportunities.
For specific research areas and results, please see this year's annual report. »

2005 Officers

  • John Warlaumont, Board Chairman
  • Larry W. Sumney, CEO
  • Clark McFadden, Secretary

2005 Board of Directors

  • Craig Sander Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • John M. Poate (Jan - Jun) Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
  • Ivan (Skip) Berry (Jul - Dec) Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
  • S. C. Sun (Jan - Jun) Chartered Semiconductor Mfg.
  • Claudine Simson Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Sam Angelos HP Inc.
  • John Warlaumont, Chairman IBM Corporation
  • Ken David Intel Corporation
  • Joseph M. Zelayeta LSI Corporation
  • Walden C. (Wally) Rhines Siemens EDA
  • Mohan Yegnashankaran National Semiconductor Corporation
  • Wilbert van den Hoek Novellus Systems, Inc.
  • Larry W. Sumney Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • Hans Stork Texas Instruments Incorporated

2005 SRC Senior Staff

  • Larry W. Sumney, President & CEO
  • Ralph K. Cavin, Vice President, Research Operations
  • Dinesh A. Mehta, Vice President, Business Operations & Strategic Initiatives

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