SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing (ERC)

                                                          **  Bringing Sustainability to Semiconductor Manufacturing **

A multi-university research center leading the way to environmentally friendly semiconductor manufacturing, sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Global Research Collaboration (GRC) Research Program

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ERC Membership and Boards:                                                                                                                         

Industrial participation is a cornerstone on which the SRC Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing was built.  The ERC has developed active partnerships with IC manufacturers and equipment suppliers to ensure that the technology developed at the Center is transferred in a timely and effective manner.  The ERC is funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
** The ERC welcomes SRC member companies as 'SRC Member Affiliates'

** Interested non-SRC member companies are encouraged to join the Center as 'Member Affiliates'.

** The ERC also has a third limited category of membership: 'Research Affiliate'.  This is reserved for government organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories.

Benefits of Industrial Member Affiliates

  • Voting seats on the Centerís Industrial Advisory Board.  This board is the main channel for members to provide input and control on the direction, priorities and procedures of the Center.
  • Invitations to the Center's annual meetings, workshops, short courses, technology transfer meetings and technical conferences.
  • Early and privileged access to Center's publications and reports.
  • Opportunity for member technical personnel to guide and participate in Center research as project mentors on projects and thrust areas selected by the company
  • Privileged access and advanced information leading to selection of student interns and assignees to industry.
  • Early information on graduating students, resumes and employment assistance.
  • Early access to information leading to technology transfer and facilitated licensing of Center technology.
  • Opportunities for placing Researchers in Residence from member companies at Center universities.

ERC Member Companies

Industrial Mentors

SRC-GRC Industrial Liaisons work with one or more specific ERC research tasks of critical interest or potential value to the GRC community. Being a liaison requires a degree of dedication and a willingness to work as part of a team long enough to develop the personal relationships needed for productive university-industry partnering. Each team builds their own unique relationship based upon the particular needs of the personnel and the research project.  GRC Industrial Liaisons continue to have significant impact on the technical contributions of the research, have been instrumental in transferring the research results to industry, and are deeply committed to the education of graduate students.  For more information on becoming a ERC Industrial Mentor, contact:

Researchers in Residence:
The Visiting Scientist Program at the ERC was established between the Center and its industry affiliates to facilitate in-depth interaction between the ERC and industry.  Selected scientists from industry and academia work for extended periods of time (six months to two years in length) on research projects at selected ERC member universities.  Each request for a Visiting Scientist assignment is evaluated and arranged on a case-by-case basis.  The individual industry or academic institution is the primary sponsor of their visiting scientist.   If you are interested in participating in the ERC's Visiting Scientist Program, please send a resume and letter of intent outlining what you hope to accomplish while at the ERC.   

Center Review & IAB Meeting

The Engineering Research Center holds its Annual Review & IAB Meeting in Tucson AZ during the month of March/April.  

Center Publications & Presentations (Available to ERC Members):

Annual Reports
Annual Review Meeting handout materials
Monthly TeleSeminar Series presentations