Three Princeton Engineering faculty members are part of a newly announced $194 million government-industry initiative called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet), a consortium of six new university research centers whose mission is to maintain U.S. leadership in microelectronics.

STARnet iconThe five-year cooperative effort between academia, government and industry is being directed by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).

Sharad Malik, Margaret Martonosi, and Naveen Verma will conduct research as part of the STARnet Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR), which is led by the University of Michigan. Malik will serve as the center’s associate director. C-FAR will be developing scalable next-generation computing platforms that will power applications such as computer vision, speech recognition, enhanced graphics, and big-data analysis.

Malik and Verma are also affiliated with the Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs Center (SONIC), which is led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. SONIC aims to achieve unprecedented levels of robustness and energy efficiency through statistically-driven applications, architectures and circuits.

More coverage on all six STARnet centers here via SRC and  here via EE Times.

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