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Contractor: Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation
Department: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO), Durham, North Carolina, has been awarded a $15,549,979 modification (P00008) to other transaction agreement HR0011-13-3-0002, exercising the second option for year three of the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) - Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARnet). The goal of this program is to create/continue a nationwide network of multi-university research centers that will keep the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. semiconductor and defense systems firms at the forefront of the global microelectronics revolution. These centers will focus on discovering solutions to the intractable problems that are forecast to lie in the future of integrated circuit progress and to lay the foundations for microsystems innovations. The FCRP - STARnet University Focus Centers operating are: Center for Spintronic Material, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) – University of Minnesota; Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering (FAME) – University of California, Los Angeles; Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) – University of Notre Dame; Center for Future Architectures Research (C-FAR) – University of Michigan; Systems On Nanoscale Information fabriCs (SONIC) Center – University of Illinois; and TerraSwarm Research Center (TSRC) – University of California, Berkeley. The expected completion date is Jan. 22, 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,862,494 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Total Contract Value: $15,549,979