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Doing Business As Name:University of California-Berkeley
  • Sayeef Salahuddin
  • (510) 642-4662
Award Date:07/23/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 41,375
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 41,375
  • FY 2021=$41,375
Start Date:08/01/2021
End Date:01/31/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Workshop on CMOS+X Technologies
Federal Award ID Number:2138895
DUNS ID:124726725
Parent DUNS ID:071549000
Program:Software & Hardware Foundation
Program Officer:
  • Sankar Basu
  • (703) 292-7843

Awardee Location

Street:Sponsored Projects Office
Awardee Cong. District:13

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of California-Berkeley
Street:1608 Fourth Street, Suite 220
Cong. District:13

Abstract at Time of Award

The semiconductor industry has played a prominent role in the US and global economy for more than 50 years and has impacted human experience in an irreplaceable manner. While the most common practice is to just think about computers when the term "semiconductor industry" is mentioned, its societal impact is broader than that. Indeed transportation, healthcare, internet, energy, defense, AI, sustainable environment etc. are all fueled by the engine that is called the semiconductor industry. As cloud and 5G/6G are poised to impart huge impact at the global scale, the importance of the semiconductor industry is only growing to grow in the coming years. However, the US leadership in manufacturing chips has consistently eroded and is now facing steep competition from around the world. The proposed workshop involving leading researchers in the field is meant to provide recommendations to NSF for new research directions, both in terms of facilities and future programs in the domain. In addition to the providing new research directions, the results of the workshop are to include new ideas to train students and researchers and thus help develop workforce for US industry of the future. To revitalize the US semiconductor industry it is imperative to develop infrastructure where new ideas for future computing hardware can be explored, fabricated and tested in a relevant scale. These facilities will need to be able to fabricate both advanced CMOS and new technologies (sometimes referred as the 'CMOS+X') and integrate them in a seamless manner. Indeed, similar facilities are being developed in other countries. This workshop will develop an outline for a network of US facilities by listening to domain experts. The workshop report will aim to provide recommendations to NSF for both facilities and programs that can make such an effort successful and thus serve a very critical national need in the most efficient manner. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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