DARPA to Hold 2020 Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit in August

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has set a schedule for this year’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit along with a new event focused on promoting microsystems research and development. 

DARPA said Wednesday the virtual summit will take place from August 18 to 20 and include the Microsystems Technology Office Symposium in an effort to foster industry dialogue on the agency’s $1.5B funding for domestic semiconductor programs.

The third annual ERI Summit and MTO Symposium will include networking activities, exhibits and live presentations with speakers such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy and Barbara Borgonovi, the vice president for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems at Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space segment.

DARPA also intends to discuss the Department of Defense’s potential areas of opportunity for microelectronics R&D including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, 3D integration and 5G.

Topics to be covered during the MTO Symposium include positioning, navigation and timing, radio-frequency microsystems technology and command, control, communications, computing and ISR.

Registration for the event will run through July 27 or until DARPA meets the 1.5K-limit for attendees.

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