Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. has secured a $15.5 million contract modification to continue to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency establish a network of multi-university research centers in the U.S.
The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification covers the fifth year of MARCO’s support for DARPA’s Focus Center Research Program-Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network.
DARPA will obligate $7.7 million in fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds for work to be performed at various STARnet University Focus Centers through January 2018.
DoD noted that the STARnet University Focus Centers will include:
- Center for Future Architectures Research – University of Michigan
- Center for Low Energy Systems Technology – University of Notre Dame
- Center for Spintronic Material, Interfaces and Novel Architectures – University of Minnesota
- Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering – University of California, Los Angeles
- Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs Center – University of Illinois
- TerraSwarm Research Center – University of California, Berkeley
STARnet facilities will conduct research on the fundamental physical limits that impact the growth of the microelectronics industry.