2013 began a significant transition for SRC … existing programs were substantially revitalized and new programs were initiated. SRC plays a vital role in the discovery of future technologies fundamental to necessary industry changes, discoveries that benefit its members, the industry, and—ultimately—the world.


  • The STARnet program, co-funded with DARPA, kicked off six multi-disciplinary, multi-university centers that are researching smart integrated sensor networks, application-driven architectures leveraging emerging technologies for connections and memory, and radical alternatives for computing inspired by neural networks and information theory.
  • Global Research Collaboration provided the framework for two new research thrusts. The first, Semiconductor Synthetic Biology, or SemiSynBio, seeks to translate the secrets of living cells—their energy efficiency, computational capability, and manufacturing prowess—to advance semiconductor technologies. The other, Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems (T3S), aims its research on strategies, techniques and tools for the design and manufacture of chips and systems that are assured, trustworthy, secure, and resistant to attack or counterfeiting.
  • In collaboration with NSF and NIST, the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative entered a new phase of exploratory research seeking novel device concepts with the potential to take computing beyond the limits of current technology. Many of the device concepts are based on collective properties of materials such as magnetoelectricity, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, and spin dynamics—properties that have never before been exploited in digital electronics.
  • SRC’s comprehensive student programs touched the lives of over 2300 students, including undergraduates, Master’s, PhD and post-doctoral candidates. During 2013, our Student Relations team has focused on partnering more closely with member-company workforce representatives, tailoring the approach to maximize each company’s engagement with SRC.
  • The 15th Annual TECHCON, SRC’s annual technical conference, welcomed SRC students, faculty and industry representatives to Austin, Texas. To the 438 in attendance, TECHCON 2013 successfully showcased the quality of the SRC research portfolio, as well as the excellence of SRC students and faculty.
For specific research areas and results, please see this year's annual report. »

2013 Officers

  • Chekib Akrout, Board Chairman
  • Larry W. Sumney, CEO
  • Clark McFadden, Secretary

2013 Board of Directors

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

2013 SRC Senior Staff

  • Larry W. Sumney, President & CEO
  • Steven (Steve) Hillenius, Executive Vice President, SRC & Executive Director GRC
  • William H. Joyner, Senior Director, CADTS

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