Power technology group awards UAE universities
Contracts given to universities for power technology research
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced seven research contracts to be awarded to four universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement marks the beginning of the second year of a joint effort among SRC and the Advanced Technology Investment Company in the UAE with a focus on semiconductor sciences and technologies.
SRC presented the announcement during its annual TECHCON technology conference in Austin, Texas, that runs this year Sept. 12-13 and features next-generation research progress among hundreds of university students, faculty and industry experts.
Selected from more than 50 proposals from the UAE universities, the seven contracts will be funded with an initial $750,000 for one year and extend for at least two more years. The results are expected to drive a wide number of research initiatives aimed at breakthroughs in minimum-energy electronic systems (MEES).
The work will be guided by SRC's members from the worldwide semiconductor business at the following universities in the UAE: American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates University and the Masdar Institute. The UAE universities will conduct the research in collaboration with the following United States universities and organisations: UC Berkeley, Ohio State, Cornell, Purdue, the Brookhaven National Laboratory and MOSIS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service).
"These UAE universities demonstrate substantial capability in the semiconductor areas of interest, and we are helping to facilitate a mutually beneficial network among them and the global chip industry," said SRC President Larry Sumney. "The SRC member companies are enthusiastic to further engage the talent and technical potential of the Abu Dhabi research programs, as we collectively tackle the growing challenges of power consumption in electronics."