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Semiconductor Research Corporation Releases $26 Million in New Research Funds

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JUMP program funds 24 new research projects to amplify mission of its
six innovation centers

Semiconductor
Research Corporation
(SRC), today announced the release of $26
million in added research funding for its New
Science Team
(NST) Joint University Microelectronics Program (JUMP).
JUMP will fund 24 additional research projects spanning 14 unique U.S.
universities. The new projects will be integrated into JUMP's six
existing research centers. NST will continue to distribute funds over
its five-year plan, and industrial sponsors are welcome to join to
further accentuate those plans.

The awards have been given to 27 faculty and will enhance the program's
expertise in technical areas such as atomic layer deposition (ALD),
novel ferroelectric and spintronic materials and devices, 3D and
heterogeneous integration, thermal management solutions, architectures
for machine learning and statistical computing, memory abstractions,
reconfigurable RF frontends, and mmWave to THz arrays and systems for
communications and sensing.

"The goal of the NST project is not only to extend the viability of
Moore's Law economics through 2030, but to also change the research
paradigm to one of co-optimization across the design hierarchy stack
through multi-disciplinary teams," said Ken Hansen, President and CEO of
Semiconductor Research Corporation. "Our strategic partnerships with
industry, academia, and government agencies foster the environment
needed to realize the next wave of semiconductor technology innovations."

"A new wave of fundamental research is required to unlock the ultimate
potential of autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and Artificial
Intelligence (AI)," said Dr. Michael Mayberry, Senior Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer of Intel and the elected Chairman of the NST
Governing Council. "Such advances will be fueled by novel and
far-reaching improvements in the materials, devices, circuits,
architectures, and systems used for computing and communications."

The JUMP program, a consortium consisting of 11 industrial participants
and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is one of two
complementary research programs for the NST project—a 5-year, greater
than $300 million SRC initiative launched this January. JUMP and its six
thematic centers will advance a new wave of fundamental research focused
on the high-performance, energy-efficient microelectronics for
communications, computing, and storage needs for 2025 and beyond.

About SRC

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a world-renowned, high
technology-based consortium serves as a crossroads of collaboration
between technology companies, academia, government agencies, and SRC's
highly regarded engineers and scientists. Through its interdisciplinary
research programs, SRC plays an indispensable part to address global
challenges, using research and development strategies, advanced tools
and technologies. Members of SRC work synergistically together, gain
access to research results, fundamental IP, and highly experienced
students to compete in the global marketplace and build the workforce of
tomorrow. Learn more at: www.src.org.

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