SRC has made many critical contributions to the technical and human resources of its members over the past 30 years, and in view of the extraordinary rate of change of information technology, SRC will maintain constant vigilance to help anticipate the future technologies required by its members.


  • As SRC celebrates 30 years of collaborative semiconductor research, we are proud to say that what was once thought to be a bold and risky experiment now stands as a proven entity. Outstanding industry involvement, incomparable student support, direct impact on member companies, and new company start-ups are just some of the measurable means we have analyzed to demonstrate our success. And, guided by our members, we will continue to pursue game-changing research that will impact the world’s technological future.
  • In 2012 SRC members and government partners played leadership roles in the execution of two long-term SRC research programs, Focus Center Research Program, now redefined and refocused as STARnet, and NRI. Also noteworthy was the assignment of two distinguished technical leaders to assume leadership of these respective programs (Dr. Gil Vandentop of Intel for STARnet and Dr. Thomas Theis of IBM for NRI). Clearly SRC member companies are aggressively preparing for new information technologies to sustain their historical growth trajectories.
  • GRC research has been focused on the current priorities of the semiconductor industry: continued scaling of semiconductor technologies and finding diverse applications for this technology. The 2012 research results show significant progress in all areas, with three of particular note: low power design, patterning and test.
  • With a present total of 10 members and three Centers focused on enabling research for energy sustainability, Energy Research Initiative is spearheading the fundamental precompetitive energy research that will have broad benefits as the world strives to meet its future energy needs.
  • Since 1982 nearly 10,000 students at more than 260 universities have already contributed significantly to SRC’s extensive research portfolio: 400 patents, more than 675 software tools and 55,000 technical documents published in top journals. On average, SRC supports more than 1,200 advanced-degree students, more than 340 undergraduates and 500 faculty supervisors at top universities across the U.S. each year.
For specific research areas and results, please see this year's annual report. »

2012 Officers

  • Venu B. Menon, Board Chairman
  • Larry W. Sumney, CEO
  • Clark McFadden, Secretary

2012 Board of Directors

  • Chekib Akrout Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Sami Issa Advanced Technology Investment Company
  • Ken Hansen Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Gregg Bartlett GlobalFoundries Inc.
  • Tze-Chiang (T.C.) Chen IBM Corporation
  • Michael C. Mayberry Intel Corporation
  • Pat Lord (Jun - Dec) Lam Research Corporation
  • Walden C. (Wally) Rhines Siemens EDA
  • Pat Lord (Jan - Jun) Novellus Systems, Inc.
  • James J. (Jim) Gibson RTI International
  • Larry W. Sumney Semiconductor Research Corporation
  • Venu B. Menon, Chairman Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Masayuki Tomoyasu (Jan - Jun) Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
  • Alex Oscilowski (Jun - Dec) Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
  • Dan Armbrust, Ex Officio SEMATECH
  • Brian C. Toohey, Ex Officio Semiconductor Industry Association

2012 SRC Senior Staff

  • Larry W. Sumney, President & CEO
  • Steven Hillenius, Executive Vice President, SRC & Executive Director GRC
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Weitzman, Executive Vice President, SRC & Executive Director FCRP

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